Environment

Local 10 News, Is Miami’s beach water filled with poop? Volunteer testing proves it’s so

Scott Stripling is a volunteer for the Miami Surfrider Foundation, an environmental non-profit group established by surfers who want to protect oceans and beaches. “I love the outdoors. I love the environment,” Stripling said. “When I started surfing, that just blew my whole world. I love the ocean.” Stripling is one of 25 volunteers in Miami-Dade …

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South Dade News Leader, Commissioner Levine Cava working towards better and faster water testing for contamination of Bay and Beaches

The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners on Feb. 4 passed legislation to help improve water testing for contamination of our Bay and Beaches. Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava sponsored the item with the intent to better inform the public, with greater precision and with quicker feedback, when our waterways and beaches are unsafe due to fecal …

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Caribbean Today, Calls for Legal Options to Hold Chemical Companies Responsible for PFAAS and Protecting Miami-Dade’s Drinking Water

The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners today (Feb. 4) passed legislation directing the County Attorney to evaluate legal options to bring claims against manufacturers of certain chemicals known as PFAS, which are pervasive in our environment and were used in common household products and industrial fire suppressants. The legislation, sponsored by Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, …

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Miami Herald, Letter to the Editor: Smart planning for the county’s future

On Thursday, the Miami-Dade commissioners will take up a number of issues critical to the future of our county. Our planning staff has presented recommendations designed to strengthen the county’s development plan by bolstering policies curtailing traffic-inducing urban sprawl and redirecting energy and resources away from farmland and climate and storm-vulnerable wetlands. Agriculture remains a …

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Caribbean Today, The Everglades Coalition honors Commissioner Levine Cava with prestigious Public Service Award

The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners today (Feb. 4) passed legislation to help improve water testing for contamination of our Bay and Beaches. Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava sponsored the item with the intent to better inform the public, with greater precision and with quicker feedback, when our waterways and beaches are unsafe due to fecal …

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The Miami Hurricane, Local politicians discuss the future of Miami-Dade at climate town hall

Monday, Nov. 18, County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava and Sen. Jose Javier Rodriguez led a discussion on the climate change crisis impacting South Florida. The event came just two months after Miami-Dade’s youth assembled at City Hall to protest the inaction of Floridian politicians in addressing climate change. Miami-Dade County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava and …

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Miami Herald, Letter: Miami-Dade’s water is safe to drink – let’s keep it that way

We have the good fortune to be able to take clean drinking water for granted in Miami-Dade County. Turn on the tap, and clean, safe water flows. But we shouldn’t take it for granted — Miami-Dade gets nearly all of its drinking water from an aquifer only a couple feet below the ground. The aquifer …

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Miami Herald, Government needs to take bold action to save Biscayne Bay and our supply of clean water | Opinion, Op-Ed by Daniella Levine Cava

It seems like every week brings a new, more alarming reminder of the mounting threats to our community’s water system. In August, a grand jury declared that the health of Biscayne Bay is near an ecological tipping point, and if we don’t act, the damage may become irreversible. Less than a week later, a pipe …

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The Invading Sea: Florida and the Climate, Government needs to take bold action to save Biscayne Bay and our supply of clean water | Opinion by Daniella Levine Cava

It seems like every week brings a new, more alarming reminder of the mounting threats to our community’s water system. In August, a grand jury declared that the health of Biscayne Bay is near an ecological tipping point and if we don’t act, the damage may become irreversible. Less than a week later, a pipe …

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Miami Beach Times, Concern Builds Over Miami-Dade Septic Tanks Impacted by Sea Level Rise by Theresa Pinto

At the July 15th meeting of Miami-Dade County’s Biscayne Bay Task Force, the County’s Water and Sewer Department gave a somber presentation on how the aging septic systems concentrated in the northern part of the County are a significant source of the pollution that is killing the Biscayne Bay in that area. Septic tanks are …

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