Drill Baby Drill

The Trump administration proposes to open 25 of the 26 “offshore planning areas” to oil drilling over the next 5 years. This includes all of Florida’s coastline, including the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the Florida Straits adjacent to the Florida Keys National Marine Preserve. There is a 25-mile proposed buffer zone between the coasts and

#ShareATree with the Arbor Day Foundation & NBCUniversal

I love this idea!  #ShareATree on social media and the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with NBCUniversal, will plant 25,000 trees in hurricane-devastated areas of Texas and Florida. (What about Puerto Rico?) Spread the word to plant trees There are 4 images to choose from, each with a different fact about the benefits of trees. Share the

Which Ice Sheet Will Flood Miami?

There is a general consensus among Earth scientists that melting of land ice greatly contributes to sea-level rise (SLR) and that future warming will exacerbate the risks posed to human civilization. As land ice is lost to the oceans, both the Earth’s gravitational and rotational potentials are perturbed, resulting in strong spatial patterns in SLR,

Mr. Skink Goes to Washington

The Center for Biological Diversity is raising the alarm for the Florida Keys Mole Skink. The pink-tailed lizard lives along the shoreline in the lower Florida Keys. It is threatened with extinction by climate-induced sea level rise and encroaching development. Center for Biological Diversity is Suing to protect the Florida Keys Mole Skink Last Monday,

Is Your In-Sink Garbage Disposal a Green Choice?

Simply put, food waste is a big environmental problem. It’s the largest source of waste in our nation’s landfills, where it sits and produces methane, a powerful greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.   There’s a simple solution to this food waste challenge, and it’s sitting right under many American sinks. But a new

World Turtle Day

In celebration of World Turtle Day, here is a video clip of the Florida Keys Loggerhead turtle released in Marathon a couple of months ago. The turtle, named Jean, was rescued off Duck Key in the Florida Keys in late December when she was found floating and unable to dive. The adolescent sea turtle was

Hug a Lake on Earth Day

The University of Miami invites you to celebrate Mother Earth on the Lakeside Patio April 21st from 10 am to 3 pm! SCHEDULE: – 10 am: Green Fair – ECO art exhibit – 12 pm: HUG THE LAKE – 12.30 pm: Roberta “Bosey” Fullbright Foote Environmental Prize Ceremony – 1 pm to 3 pm: Net

4earth: 4 days, 4 events, 4 earth with the Miami Seaquarium

For Earth Day 2017, the Miami Seaquarium has organized four days of ocean and environmental awareness. Each event will focus on different issues that impact our local ecosystems, presented in an entertaining and engaging program with hand-on activities. There is something for everyone with most of the events being family friendly and free! April 20, 6:00pm –

Celebrate Earth Day with a SCUBA Cleanup

Here is another great event for Earth Day! Join South Beach Dive and Surf Center and Debris Free Oceans this Earth Day for a reef cleanup scuba diving trip in the crystal blue waters of Key Largo! On April 22nd, we will be teaming up with our partner Rainbow Reef Dive Center and bringing divers

Baynanza 2017 – Biscayne Bay Cleanup Day – April 22

Do the Shore Thing! Join the 35th annual Baynanza on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to noon, to help clean up one of the jewels of Miami – our Biscayne Bay. Volunteer registration for the Biscayne Bay Cleanup Day is now open. For more Information: Baynanza Biscayne Bay Cleanup Day Click here for