With the rainy season expected to drive up the number of disease-carrying mosquitoes, Miami-Dade County is urging residents to be on the lookout for standing water and treat bromeliads and other plants that can trap water.
Despite expert opinions that Miami Beach should not stop on its quest for resiliency in the face of sea level rise, residents in North Bay Road, the city's next neighborhood slated for street elevation, successfully fought the project.
On May 23, the Assistant Principal of BridgePrep Academy of Riverview informed deputies of a gator in the retention pond near the kids drop off point. Deputies notified FWC who sent out licensed trappers and removed this 7-foot female.
Four new sinkholes opened in The Villages, Florida, on Monday, May 21, in a neighborhood that already had evacuations, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said. This video shows a sinkhole on a roadway and two in front of properties.
Miami Beach restaurant Stiltsville Fish Bar, which specializes in locally sourced seafood, said it legally purchased a permit, a game fish prized by catch-and-release anglers and hardly ever found on menus. Experts say eating the disappearing fish is a bad idea.
An animal train of an alligator trailed by geese interrupted Christie's Critters Invitational golf tournament on PGA National's Champion Course, the course on which The Honda Classic is played each March.
The city of Miami considered reorganizing its resilience department, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities program, with its public works department. Activists lobbied to keep the resilience department as its own department.
The lagoon triggerfish was reported by a snorkeler. Scientists say it was likely someone's pet in an aquarium and later let go into the ocean. Although this is a common occurrence, scientists warn it is detrimental to the environment.