Venezuela’s economic decline: A primer

Venezuela, the country with the biggest oil reserves in the world, is now undergoing an economic crisis, with its main oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., on the verge of bankruptcy. According to a report by Rystad Energy, an energy research company, Venezuela’s production could fall to 700,000 barrels per day by 2020, about

2019-02-20T14:48:03+00:00 February 18th, 2019|Enviroment, Featured, News, Politics|

Burmese python elimination program hits milestone

Last month, snake hunters for the Florida Wildlife and Conservation Commission hit a major milestone: the 1,000 captured Burmese python, a 15-foot, 3-inch male snake.     According to the United States Association of Reptile Keepers, the snake population exploded in South Florida because of Hurricane Andrew. When the storm hit back in 1992, it destroyed zoos, pet stores, exotic animal warehouses

2019-02-18T12:20:31+00:00 December 28th, 2018|Enviroment, Export, News, Public Safety|

Tourists, locals need to watch pollution in Biscayne Bay

Winter in South Florida means one thing, tourists. But visitors trying to escape the cold and catch some sun may want to think twice before going for a swim, or at least check with Waterkeepers’ Swim Guide app. On Dec. 3, just in time for Art Basel, a contractor broke

2019-02-04T11:17:51+00:00 December 26th, 2018|Business, Enviroment, Export, News, Politics, Public Safety|

Lake Okeechobee spraying remains controversial

The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, in collaboration with several counties surrounding Lake Okeechobee, has been spraying the lake with herbicide to help mitigate invasive growth. The spraying, however, has remained controversial. “I think what they’re doing to the lake is absolutely atrocious,” said Mike Krause, a fisherman who’s lived in Okeechobee for

2019-02-18T12:20:38+00:00 December 17th, 2018|Business, Enviroment, News, Politics|

Miami Beach businesses joining plastic free pledge

Miami Beach officials are pushing to get more businesses on board with the city’s plastic-free pledge which they say will protect the environment. According to a press release sent by city officials, nearly eight million metric tons of plastic end up in the ocean each year and which kills 100 million marine animals annually.

2019-02-04T11:18:52+00:00 December 13th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Business, Enviroment, Export, Lifestyle, News|

Restroom in downtown Miami improving lives for homeless

Business owners, residents, and people without a permanent home in Miami say that the public bathroom that opened last month has been very convenient for all who are in the area. Miami officials unveiled the facility, the first of its kind, on Sept. 19 at 101 W. Flagler St. The new public bathroom, which

2019-02-04T11:37:52+00:00 October 26th, 2018|Business, Enviroment, Export, News|

The little understood, but powerful job of Agriculture Commissioner

Despite the immense amount of power that the Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services holds, not many voters are aware what the position entails. The job description is extensive and requires the commissioner to oversee 19 offices and about 3,600 employees. Ana Gomez, a student at Florida International University,

2018-10-26T14:54:51+00:00 October 26th, 2018|Enviroment, News, Politics|

Overtown’s Beautification Team improves both sidewalks and people

A program funded by the city of Miami employs members of the community to maintain and landscape the historic Overtown area, improving both the lives of those involved and the neighborhood as a whole, say officials. Also known as “Blue Shirts,” members of the Beatification Team can be seen around the Northwest Third Avenue

2019-02-04T11:51:30+00:00 October 18th, 2018|Business, Enviroment, Export, News|

Trust counselor gives students opportunity to explore Florida’s backyard

At Hialeah Gardens High School, a high school trust counselor inspires adolescents to do more for the environment through the Florida parks program.  In addition to his day job, Tom Binder is also a sponsor of National Park Ambassadors club at the school -- a program which gives students the

2019-02-04T11:51:44+00:00 October 16th, 2018|Education, Enviroment, Export|