Bethany Quinn and her husband Sean moved into their home in Stuart, in Martin County, three years ago.
Itâ€™s the same house Bethany grew up in, nestled in a middle-class neighbourhood and across the street from the St. Lucie Lucie River, part of the larger Indian River Lagoon estuary. As a girl, Quinn would swim in the river with her family. But today Quinn doesnâ€™t allow her two daughters to go near the water. The river isnâ€™t safe, in her view; itâ€™s too polluted. â€œI just donâ€™t see how it can come back,â€ Quinn said.
National real estate brokerage Redfin ranked cities with the best access to national parks.
(Miami, FL August 5, 2016) - Miami is one of the best U.S. cities for national park lovers, according to the latest report from the national real estate brokerage Redfin (www.redfin.com). In honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, Redfin reviewed major U.S. cities with populations of at least 400,000, and ranked them according to number of national parks reachable within a three-hour drive.
(Miami, FL August 1, 2016) - After Florida's Environmental Regulation Commission voted last week to approve a proposal that would increase the number of regulated chemicals from 54 to 92 allowed in rivers, streams and other sources of drinking water, the Miami City Commission unanimously voted to strongly oppose any amendments to the assessment methodology or the surface water quality standards which would increase the allowable limits of certain chemicals and carcinogens in surface waters in Florida.
BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Broward County and Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact (Compact) partners announce the 8th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit to be held October 5-6, 2016, in West Palm Beach. The Climate Leadership Summit is Southeast Florida's major annual convening covering climate change and sea level rise.