Environment

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.
MIAMI (June 27, 2016) – Sharks and dolphins have shared the ocean for ages, but only recently, scientists have begun to understand the true nature of the relationship between these two masters of the sea. It’s dangerous for dolphins, but sometimes the tables are turned.  Airing during Shark Week 2016, Sharks vs. Dolphins: Face Off uncovers the mysteries of the relationship. The show, which features FIU marine scientist Mike Heithaus and his team, will premiere at 10 p.m., Wednesday, June 29 on Discovery. 
Early findings of global survey show existing data may be inaccurate.  MIAMI (June 22, 2016) – Researchers attempting the world’s largest-ever survey of shark populations have reached their first 100 reefs, collecting exciting footage along the way. Deploying baited remote underwater video (BRUV) equipment, researchers are catching the ocean’s top predators, including sharks and rays, on camera in their natural habitats. Nearly a quarter of these predators are threatened with extinction, yet the lack of comprehensive and up-to-date data on species abundance and distribution is hindering efforts to protect these important marine animals. The survey project, dubbed Global FinPrint, is focusing on coral reef habitats worldwide.
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