Senator Anitere Flores has called for a Select Committee to be created by the State Legislature to address recent findings of potential contamination to the Biscayne Bay Aquifer. “This is a potentially serious environmental and health hazard for people across South Dade and the Florida Keys. I want to make sure that the state is doing everything in its power to protect the water supply that is so vital to our state.” said Senator Flores.

Thanks to community activist and new board member, Valencia Gunder, the TACOLCY Center hosted its first of many to come Liberty City Community Climate Forums. Organized by The CLEO Institute and supported in part by The Miami Foundation, this forum – held last Saturday, March 19, 2016 – was awesome. With the overall theme being, “Changes are coming to our Liberty City community,” the discussion focused on gentrification, climate change and awareness, and most importantly emergency preparedness.

After a lifetime of suffering in a South American circus, Hoover the tiger has found his forever home. A seizure to enforce Peru’s ban on wild animal circuses by wildlife officials and Animal Defenders International (ADI) saved Hoover, the only survivor from a group of twelve. Next month, he’ll be flown to his new home at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida where he will spend his days relaxing in the sunshine, a world away from the abuse he has suffered his entire life.

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has chosen FIU’s History Department in the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs (Green School) as the only Florida recipient of a Humanities in the Public Square grant. The grant funds a series of public events, programs, and conversations showing how the humanities can help us come to terms with the threats to Miami from climate change.

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