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22 Sep: How Hurricane Irma blew away the beach in Miami Beach

This images shows the significant erosion that occurred during Hurricane Irma near 53rd Street, where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed a $11.5 million widening of the beach earlier this year. – City of Miami Beach   Hurricane Irma smacked…

15 Sep: Rescue a Reef Sponsored Dive Trip POSTPONED

Due to damage caused by Hurricane Irma both to Key Biscayne and the Rescue a Reef coral nursery, we have canceled our Rescue a Reef diving expedition for September 16th. We will reschedule it as soon as possible and keep…

15 Sep: Sewage spills add to misery in hurricane-battered Florida

As if loss of air conditioning and refrigeration weren’t bad enough, widespread power outages in hurricane-battered Florida are teaming with structural failures to cause another headache: sewage overflows. Local governments have submitted well over 100 “notices of pollution” to the…

14 Sep: Which cities still have to boil drinking water?

NOTE: Key Biscayne is NOT currently under a boil water advisory. As recovery and cleanup efforts continue after Hurricane Irma, water in several areas might still be unsafe for drinking, cooking, brushing teeth, making ice or washing dishes without boiling…

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12 Sep: Optimism for Key Deer After Hurricane Irma

Over the weekend, the Florida Keys bore the brunt of Hurricane Irma’s force, enduring 130 mph winds, several feet of storm surge, washed out roads, and displaced boats, RVs, cars, trees, and other debris. Among the island residents who stayed…

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02 Aug: Florida Takes Aim at Invasive Plants

A plant native to Africa and Asia is choking out native plants in Florida, and the state has a plan to eradicate it. The Air Potato has heart-shaped leaves and produces potato-like nodules that become new plants. The Department of…