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17 House Republicans Try To Make Trump Care About Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 03.15.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― On Wednesday, 17 House Republicans did something President Donald Trump and most members of their party have refused to do: acknowledge...

Florida Republicans Challenge Climate-Denying EPA Chief

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 03.10.2017 | Politics

Scientists, environmentalists and Democratic lawmakers pounced Thursday after Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt refuted his own agenc...

CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Burmese Python And Alligator Fight To The Death

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.04.2017 | Weird News

A Florida journalist out on a bike ride caught a rare sight on video last month: a 15-foot-long Burmese python locked in a deadly battle with an allig...

This Burger King Will Turn Your Unwanted Xmas Gift Into A Whopper

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 12.22.2016 | Good News

Not everything you get this Christmas will have taste, and that’s where Burger King comes in. The fast food outlet in Miami Beach is inviting custo...

Florida - Part 2: Lake O And The South Florida Water Crisis

AJ Hartnett | Posted 07.11.2016 | Green
AJ Hartnett

Like you, I have watched the countless national news reports on the rapid deterioration of the great treasures of ours in South Florida with shock and dismay. Clean water sources on both the southeast and southwest coasts of this great state are taking a beating like never before.

FLORIDA - Say It Ain't So Governor Scott

AJ Hartnett | Posted 06.01.2016 | Green
AJ Hartnett

I love Florida. It's my second home. I'm a Gator. I have spent a good portion of my life in this beautiful state. And it really pains me to write this...

Remembering Miami: The Beach and the Borscht

Steve North | Posted 03.12.2017 | Miami
Steve North

The author with his father, Jules North. I have heard the story for sixty years. It happened in a Miami Beach cafeteria on Collins Avenue, probably...

'Body Bags' Haunt My Vision at Everglades Conference

Audrey Peterman | Posted 01.12.2017 | Green
Audrey Peterman

For decades my husband Frank has periodically mentioned the "cultural lag" theory that he first heard in college in the 1960s. It refers to what happe...

Forget Paris, forget Basel-Miami Beach. To Experience Art and Climate Change, Visit Hialeah!

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 12.02.2016 | Miami
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

Forget the Champs Elysees. If you really want to experience climate change this week, travel west along the banks of the C-6 canal and through the clo...

Halloween at Vizcaya's Annual Sundowner

Tom Falco | Posted 10.30.2016 | Miami
Tom Falco

It was a happy, fun, crowd, but how can you not be happy and fun when you're a zombie walking dead?

Encouraging Diversity in the National Parks

Michael Sainato | Posted 06.27.2015 | Black Voices
Michael Sainato

Attendance to the National Parks reached a record-breaking 292.8 million visits in 2014. Despite the increase in popularity, African Americans continue to be one of the most underrepresented visitor demographics in the parks.

Miami Beach, From Swamp to Splendor

Lisa Singh | Posted 05.30.2015 | Travel
Lisa Singh

Swimsuit, check. Sunscreen, check. History lesson ... check? If ever there was a time to delve into Miami Beach's rich past, this is it. This spring, Miami Beach marks its 100th anniversary, and with it, visitors and locals alike are rediscovering the coastal resort city's early roots.

Xavier Cortada's Art: Inspired by Science, and Uniquely Miami

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 01.26.2015 | Arts
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

It had all the trappings of a typical Miami funeral. The eulogists, stifling their tears. The aria, Handel's mournful Piangero la Sorte Mia. The loud lamentations of the black laced lloradera.

Climate Change Gets Real

Rep. Joe Garcia | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Rep. Joe Garcia

The changes needed to meet the challenge of climate change are great, so it is natural that there is resistance. But Koch money be damned: There is no force greater in this world than the rising sea, unless it is the human spirit.

Is It Food, or Is It Foodiness? Let's Ask Platina, the 15th Century Vatican Librarian

Erica Wides | Posted 11.18.2014 | Taste
Erica Wides

Why were our options Chilean, Costa Rican and Filipino, with a few sad clams gasping for air and dreaming of Wellfleet?

An Afternoon of Following 'Art Everywhere'

Sheryl Estrada | Posted 10.28.2014 | Arts
Sheryl Estrada

Sometimes you need to look up -- at a billboard -- to be inspired. Or, even a bus shelter. I did. And I was inspired. However, I must admit, it was the historic American artwork on the billboards and bus shelter that stirred my enthusiasm.

Governor Rick Scott Should Accept Free Science Lessons

Rep. Ted Deutch | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
Rep. Ted Deutch

While Governor Scott has shrugged off climate change, South Florida's leaders understand that confronting climate change is not about politics. It is about survival.

Find Out How This South Florida Real Estate Mogul Went From Bomb Shelters to Selling Mansions

JustLuxe | Posted 07.22.2014 | HuffPost Home

South Florida is known for many things, included among them being a very nice place to call home. Pleasant weather, a vibrant environment and quick fl...

South Florida Winning With International Players

Carl Berman | Posted 05.05.2014 | Sports
Carl Berman

South Florida has been one of the women's basketball teams that has embraced recruiting internationally. The Bulls signed 6'1" Ariadna Pujol of Spain,...

Finding Adventure (and Food) in Southern Florida

Emily Elyse Miller | Posted 03.30.2014 | Travel
Emily Elyse Miller

There is no shortage of white sand covering these expansive shores -- and trust me after gazing at the pearly shoreline and crystal-blue Ocean, you will be compelled to dive right in.

Miami-Based Independent Filmmakers Create Sci-Fi Film Festival

Sheryl Estrada | Posted 03.16.2014 | Arts
Sheryl Estrada

Science fiction will be celebrated in Miami this weekend. The first Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival (MiSciFi) will take place January 17-19. Fifty films created by U.S. and international independent filmmakers are scheduled to be screened.

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

Emily Elyse Miller | Posted 02.16.2014 | Travel
Emily Elyse Miller

Design and innovation always compel my travel plans and this was trip was no exception. I'm usually more of a boutique kind of girl, but after touring around the property I was forced to reconsider.

The Vertigo of Life

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Sheila Blanchette

I have an edge. Sarcasm and irony are two of my favorite things. I am a wide eyed optimist. I love a happy ending. This is the dichotomy that is me. Lou Reed meets Jack Johnson.

This Map Redraws America, Cuts Off South Florida

The Huffington Post | Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 11.11.2013 | Miami

Here's yet more proof that living in South Florida is a truly unique experience. "American Nations," journalist Colin Woodard's book that redraws t...

'My Mom Gave Birth to Me When She Was 14 and We Grew Up Together'

Te-Erika Patterson | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Te-Erika Patterson

When people meet Bryant they often express that he is a young man who is destined for greatness. What they don't see is the undeniable fact that Bryant was raised by a woman who many would have deemed a failure in the making.