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US mayors back plan for cities to use only renewable energy

A bipartisan group of mayors from across the country unanimously backed an ambitious commitment for U.S. cities to run entirely on renewable sources such as wind and solar in two decades. As the U.S. Conference of Mayors wrapped up in Miami Beach on Monday, leaders from more than 250 cities voted on symbolic resolutions pushing back against President Donald Trump on climate change and immigration.

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Rare orchids are coming back to Miami Beach. 20,000 of them.

In an effort to bring back orchid prominence to the urban area, the city of Miami Beach is joining Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s Million Orchid Project, which aims to plant 20,000 native orchids on the island over the next three years. The city joins municipalities like Coral Gables, Palmetto Bay, Cutler Bay, Bal Harbour and South Miami to revitalize the orchid population in conjunction with the project.

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Joey Flechas

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Joey Flechas covers Aventura, Miami Beach and the beaches. A Tampa native and University of Florida graduate, he joined the Miami Herald in April 2013 after a stint at The Gainesville Sun.


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Miami Beach mayor speaks out on Urban Beach Weekend

Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine held an emergency news conference on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 to announce measures to address Memorial Day weekend incidents and said he is not calling for a ban of Urban Beach Weekend.
Carl Juste cjuste@miamiherald.com
Miami Beach mayor speaks out on Urban Beach Weekend 1:45

Miami Beach mayor speaks out on Urban Beach Weekend

Video captures aftermath of police-involved shooting on Miami Beach 1:28

Video captures aftermath of police-involved shooting on Miami Beach

'Urban Beach Weekend is a thing of the past' commissioner says 2:54

'Urban Beach Weekend is a thing of the past' commissioner says

Heavy police activity near scene of a shooting on South Beach 0:10

Heavy police activity near scene of a shooting on South Beach

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