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El Nuevo Herald

El Nuevo Herald

Miami, FL

(305) 376-2820


Se lanzó al mar desde Cuba a los 14 años con 32 familiares, los salvaron Hermanos al Rescate y los guardacostas
04/25/2019 2:34pm

Fue en mayo de 1994. Todava recuerdo el olor fresco y casi dulce a tierra de aquella tarde de viernes. El olor de la tierra cuando llueve. Es una fragancia Click to Continue

Gobierno de Trump aclara medida que negará la ciudadanía a estos residentes con green card
04/25/2019 10:23am

Uno de los requisitos imprescindibles para la ciudadana por naturalizacin en Estados Unidos es demostrar que el solicitante tiene buen carcter moral, es decir, no haber cometido algn delito durante Click to Continue

Miami se afianza como centro tecnológico con eMerge Americas 2019
04/24/2019 6:49pm

Miami est cada vez ms cerca de convertirse en un imn para los inversionistas en tecnologa y para las empresas emergentes e innovadoras. eMerge Americas, el evento de tecnologa ms Click to Continue

Abrams invita al chavismo a unirse a Guaidó, asegura que hay espacio para ellos en el futuro de Venezuela
04/25/2019 9:37am

El enviado especial de Estados Unidos para Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, envi el jueves un mensaje a las bases del chavismo, dicindoles que el gobernante Nicols Maduro traicion el legado del Click to Continue

Dueños de propiedades confiscadas en Cuba están listos para pelear en las cortes
04/24/2019 5:29pm

Un grupo de compaas de cruceros, entre ellas varias con sede en Miami, podran estar en las primeras a ser demandadas por emplear instalaciones portuarias que fueron confiscadas a estadounidenses Click to Continue

Miami New Times

Miami New Times

2750 NW 3 Ave
Miami, FL 33127   Directions

(305) 576-8000


Miami Today

Miami Today

2000 S Dixie Hwy
Miami, FL 33133   Directions

(305) 358-2663


Downtown Miami tower to mix church, offices, residences, retail
04/23/2019 10:10pm

In whats described as a truly mixed-use project for the heart of downtown Miami, a developer plans a residential and office tower atop a new church and parking garage accented with retail uses. PMG X Biscayne is designed at 49 stories at 400 Biscayne Blvd., former site of First United Methodist Church of Miami. The Related Posts:Brickell Bay Drive plan would add 700 apartments, hotel92-story downtown tower OKd for Miamis skylineMagellan Development Group moves on 838 Midtown apartmentsTurkish developers plan 73-story downtown Miami towerMixed-use Miami Plaza tower moves ahead to join two othersThe post Downtown Miami tower to mix church, offices, residences, retail appeared first on Miami Today.

Japan holds most promise for direct Miami air link soon
04/23/2019 10:06pm

Miami International Airport officials zeroing in on a daily passenger flight link with Asia say Japan holds the most promise for a direct flight next year. The Miami International Airport Asia Task Force is to reconvene at the end of summer. The task force, launched in 2016 and comprised of 100-plus business representatives from Miami, Related Posts:Miami International Airport direct flights to AsiaMiami International Airport direct Asia flights in worksMiami International Airport flies high on first-class seatsMiami International Airport expands global offeringsFYI Miami: May 25, 2017The post Japan holds most promise for direct Miami air link soon appeared first on Miami Today.

Liberty City Trolley plan would cut into Brickell route
04/23/2019 10:04pm

Although the City of Miamis free trolley system extends to all corners of the city, no dedicated route serves the Liberty City area. That may be about to change with Brickell trolleys running less often as a result. On the agenda for todays 4/25 city commission meeting is a proposal to begin a defined Related Posts:City fills out its roster to offer free MiamiNew trolley routes draw big numbers in MiamiCoral Gables Trolley and Miami Trolley connectingMiamis trolley system to improve GPS trackingCross Bay Express trolley may charge $5, start in SeptemberThe post Liberty City Trolley plan would cut into Brickell route appeared first on Miami Today.

Six-tower Blue Lagoon growth to add 888 apartments
04/23/2019 10:02pm

A major development project poised to bring hundreds of apartments and hotel rooms to land fronting the Blue Lagoon near Miami International Airport has gained zoning approval. Towers at Blue Lagoon is to include a half-dozen new buildings constructed in phases on vacant land at 4865, 4875, and 4885 NW Seventh St. Owner-developer is Caroline Related Posts:Miami River site cleared for market-rate apartmentsWynwood developer targets entire city blockEast Little Havana getting supermarket-apartments complexNew affordable housing is coming to the West GroveRental apartment building proposed on shore of Miami RiverThe post Six-tower Blue Lagoon growth to add 888 apartments appeared first on Miami Today.

Filming in Miami: April 25, 2019
04/23/2019 10:00pm

These film permits were issued last week by the Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory & Economic Resources Office of Film and Entertainment, 305 375-3288 the Miami Mayors Office of Film, Arts & Entertainment, 305 860-3823 and the Miami Beach Office of Arts, Culture and Entertainment-Film and Print Division, 305 673-7070. Social Chain, New York, NY. Related Posts:Filming in Miami: January 10, 2019Filming in Miami: February 28, 2019Filming in Miami: April 18, 2019Filming in Miami: January 24, 2019Filming in Miami: January 3, 2019The post Filming in Miami: April 25, 2019 appeared first on Miami Today.

South Florida Business Journal

South Florida Business Journal

80 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33130   Directions

(786) 533-8250


Duke University trustee sells new Boca Raton mansion for $11M
04/25/2019 1:58pm

The home includes a bar.

New set of opportunity zone guidelines clears up several investor questions
04/25/2019 1:53pm

The U.S. Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service recently released a long-awaited second set of regulations related to qualified opportunity zone investments.

170-room hotel proposed near Miami International Airport
04/25/2019 1:49pm

The developer is seeking a brand for the hotel.

$8M in renovations slated for luxury condos (Renderings)
04/25/2019 12:36pm

Condos in these towers are listed for an average of $2,117 per square foot.

How South Florida could withstand another economic downturn
04/25/2019 12:36pm

Project Sunrise outlined six goals to enhance Floridas business climate.

The Miami Herald

The Miami Herald

3511 NW 91 Ave
Miami, FL 33172   Directions

(800) 843-4372


Family, black leaders lash out against deputies who slammed teen’s head into pavement
04/25/2019 1:11pm

A week of anger and frustration over the violent head-slamming arrest of an unarmed Broward County high school teenager boiled over Thursday during a gathering of mostly black leaders with Click to Continue

Ex-officer sentenced to 25 years in black motorist’s killing
04/25/2019 3:00pm

A former Florida police officer was sentenced to 25 years in prison Thursday for the fatal on-duty shooting of a black musician whose SUV had broken down after a late-night Click to Continue

Sen. Scott warns Venezuela will become ‘this hemisphere’s Syria’ if Maduro not ousted
04/25/2019 2:21pm

Florida Sen. Rick Scott sees Venezuela in the starkest of terms: a toxic brew of hunger, desperation and bad actors that are threatening to turn the country into this hemispheres Click to Continue

How much jail time can you get for pouncing on a pelican? Facebook poster gets sentenced
04/25/2019 2:56pm

It was the pelican jump seen around the social media world, recorded and posted on Facebook by the very man who did the deed. Now, William Hunter Hardesty, the Maryland Click to Continue

State Senate OKs new program to use public money to pay for private-school vouchers
04/25/2019 1:13pm

The Florida Senate passed a massive education bill Thursday that would create a new private school voucher that is funded out the states per-student funding traditionally reserved almost solely for Click to Continue



Miami, FL

(877) 480-3201




Miami, FL

(305) 591-4444


Broward County Elections Office Confirms Two Emails Sent By Possible Russian Hackers Identified In Mueller Report
04/25/2019 3:49pm

Confirmation that Russian hackers were able to gain access to at least one Florida countys election computer network was a bombshell revelation from the Mueller report.

Florida Senate Signs Off On Expansion Of School Choice
04/25/2019 3:31pm

Florida senators on Thursday passed legislation that would allow more students to use taxpayer-funded scholarships to pay for private-school tuition, a major step toward expanding school choice in the state.

WWE, Vince McMahon Blame Slumping Attendance, Ratings On Absent Talent
04/25/2019 3:22pm

With attendance, ratings and revenues all dipping, WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon promised a rebound in the coming months.

Florida Fisherman Contracts Flesh-Eating Bacteria
04/25/2019 2:56pm

A fishing trip in the Gulf of Mexico didnt go as planned for a Florida man who contracted flesh-eating bacteria and is now hospitalized.

Florida Senate Passes Bill To Create New School Voucher Program
04/25/2019 2:52pm

A new school voucher program is closer to being a reality after the Florida Senate passed a bill for the program on Thursday.



3401 W Hallandale Beach Blvd
Pembroke Park, FL 33023   Directions

(954) 364-2500


Amazon posts a record quarterly profit of $3.6 billion
04/25/2019 3:40pm

Amazon&39s profit machine shows little sign of slowing down.The company said Thursday that it made a record $3.6 billion in profit for the first three months of 2019, more than doubling from $1.6 billion in the year prior. This marks the sixth straight quarter in which Amazon&39s profits have topped $1 billion and the fourth consecutive quarter of record profits.Shares of Amazon initially rose 3 in after hours trading Thursday following the earnings report, before giving up the gains.Once known for losing large sums of money, Amazon has emerged as a consistently profitable business, fueled by the traction of its lucrative cloud computing and advertising businesses.But on a conference call with analysts after Amazon&39s last earnings report in February, executives signaled that it would invest more in the business in 2019 than it did in 2018, potentially cutting into profits.More to come...

Here's how to watch Jeopardy! on Friday night
04/25/2019 3:26pm

It appears the only thing that can stop James Holzhauer&39s winning streak on Jeopardy is the NFL.Because the NFL Draft is scheduled to air on ABC, Jeopardy will not air on Local 10at 7:30 p.m.Friday night.If you want to watch Jeopardy instead of the draft, tune to MeTVfor this Friday onlyto see the show.MeTV can be found on the following cable systems:Comcast/Xfinity - Channel 209Bluestream Cable - Channels 68 and 141Atlantic Broadband - Channels 15 and 189If you have an old-fashioned antenna, you can find MeTV on channel 10.2.

Man accused of using flash drives to steal money from multiple businesses
04/25/2019 2:00pm

A man is facing multiple charges after he used flash drives to steal money from multiple businesses in Miami-Dade County, authorities said.Police said the first incident occurred April 3 at Vega Express/Western Union, which is located at 1199 W. Flagler St.According to authorities, a man, later identified as Vasile Gabriel Savu, of Romania, 42, walked into the business, asked for printing services for an airline itinerary and handed the clerk a USB drive, which the clerk placed into a computer.Police said the clerk handed the documents and USB back to Savu and he left the business after paying a fee for the services.Two days later, the manager noticed the computer screen had turned blue and the cursor on the screen was moving on its own, as though someone had gained unauthorized remote access.The manager later discovered that $13,000 in unauthorized wire transfers had been conducted remotely and unknown malware was placed into the system, authorities said.Savu was arrested April 10 by Opa-locka police after they wentto a Western Union in the Top Value Supermarket at 13931 NW 27th Ave. in reference to a fraud in process.According to police, Savu was again trying to have documents printed from a USB.The owner, who also happens to own several other Western Union stores, notified police due to the same suspect trying to perform the same transaction at another location, causing his business to be defrauded out of $32,000.Police said the suspects identity was verified through his Romanian passport.Authorities said the manager of Vega Express handed over his computer to the Miami Police Department for further investigation.Authorities said they identified Savu as the suspect in that case through surveillance video.Savu remains in custody at the Metrowest Detention Center.He faces numerous charges, including grand theft, intellectual property offense, fraudulent use of identification and offenses against computer users.Managers at the locations allegedly targeted by Savu are working with the Secret Service as some of the charges against Savu are federal crimes.Savu was ordered by a Miami-Dade County judge to surrender his passport. He also has an immigration hold against him.

3 injured in possible DUI crash in Fort Lauderdale, police say
04/25/2019 1:50pm

Up to 10 vehicles were involved in a crash Thursday afternoon in Fort Lauderdale, authorities confirmed.The crash was reported in the area of Southeast 17th Street and Miami Road.According to Fort Lauderdale police spokesperson Casey Liening, the driver of the suspect vehicle was possibly intoxicated.Liening said the driver was heading east when he began to hit other vehicles with his car.Liening said the driver&39s car then crossed the median and hit several other vehicles that were heading west.Three people were taken to area hospitals, one of whom was in serious condition, Liening said.Westbound lanes of Southeast 17th Street wereshut down from Miami Road to Federal Highway after the crash. Liening said eastbound lanes were opened but congested. All lanes were reopened by 3 p.m.

Louisiana high school senior gets into 115 colleges
04/25/2019 3:10pm

Antoinette Love has a difficult decision ahead of her.The high school senior in New Orleans has been accepted into 115 colleges and received more than $3.7 million in scholarship money.Love says she lost count of how many schools she ended up applying to.



15000 SW 27th St
Miramar, FL 33027   Directions

(954) 622-6000


Road Closures in Downtown Miami for Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run
04/25/2019 9:50am

There will be several road closures in downtown Miami Thursday as more than 26,000 runners will take to the streets for the 35th annual Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run.The 5K race begins at 6:45 p.m., but detours and lane closures will start as early as 2 p.m. The race is scheduled to end at 9 p.m.The northbound lanes of Biscayne Boulevard will close from Chopin Plaza to Northeast 5th Street will be closed from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. There will also be two-way traffic in the southbound lanes of Biscayne Boulevard, with extra attention given to Chopin Plaza.The other street closures include: Biscayne Boulevard from Chopin Plaza south to Southeast 3rd Street will be closed from 6:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. SE 3rd St. from Biscayne Blvd. to SE 3rd Ave. will be closed from 6:45 p.m. to 7:20 p.m. SE 3rd Ave. from Biscayne Blvd. Way to SE 2nd St. will be closed from 6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. SE 2nd St. from SE 3rd Ave. to North River Dr. will be closed from 6:45 p.m. to 7:40 p.m. North River Dr. from SW 2nd St. to NW 5th St. will be closed from 6:45 p.m. to 7:50 p.m. NW 5th St. from North River Dr. to NW 3rd Ct. will be closed from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. NW 5th Ave. from NW 5th St. to NW 4th St. will be closed from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. NW 4th St. from NW 5th Ave. to NW 4th Ave. will be closed from 6:45 p.m. to 8:10 p.m. NW 4th Ave. from NW 4th St. to NW 5th St. will be closed from 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. NW 3rd Ct. from NW 5th St. to NW 3rd St. will be closed from 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. NW 3rd St. from NW 3rd Ct. to North Miami Ave. will be closed from 6:45 p.m. to 8:20 p.m. North Miami Ave. from NW 3rd St. to NE 2nd St. will be closed from 6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. NE 2nd St. from North Miami Ave. to NE 2nd Ave. will be closed from 6:45 p.m. to 8:40 p.m. NE 2nd Ave. from NE 2nd St. to NE 4th St. will be closed from 6:45 p.m. to 8:50 p.m. NE 4th St. from NE 2nd Ave. to Biscayne Blvd. northbound lanes will be closed from 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m.Photo Credit: Getty Images

Teen at Center of BSO Take-Down Video Speaks Out
04/25/2019 12:29pm

The teenager at the center of the video that shows a Broward Sheriffs deputy slamming his head on the ground in front of a crowd of high school students in Tamarac is speaking out for the first time.Delucca Rolle, his mother Clintina Rolle, and his attorney Ben Crump sat with NBC 6 in an exclusive interview Wednesday to talk about the April 18 encounter with two BSO deputies who have since been suspended.Im just trying to stop thinking about it and start focusing on school, the 15-year-old said.The video, which has since gone viral, shows the teen being pepper-sprayed, thrown on the ground, punched and his head slammed onto the pavement in the parking lot of a McDonalds restaurant.It hurt, it hurt as a parent, Clintina Rolle said. Even though I try to block it and not think about it. It hurt.At a NAACP event Thursday morning, Clintina Rolle and family attorney Benjamin Crump spoke out regarding the justice they seek in the case.It is the right thing to do to speak up for our children like DeLucca Rolle, Crump said. It is the right thing to do to fight for our children like Delucca Rolle and we are steadfast in our commitment that all these leaders up here are going to fight for our children.Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony announced Tuesday that Sgt. Gregory LaCerra andDeputy Christopher Krickovich would be suspended after they were initially placed on restricted administrative assignment. The state attorneys office also announced that Deluccas charges of assaulting and resisting an officer would be dropped.When the officer take my childs head and hit it down like he was nothing, like he was a nobody, Clintina said. I mean, thats somebody I bring in the world.Crump said more action needs to be taken against the two deputies.When you look at this video, you know that they assaulted and battered this unarmed 15-year-old child, Crump said Wednesday. Were demanding from the State Attorney, that when they review that video thoroughly, all of the crimes that were committed, that those individuals are charged with assault and battery.A protest rally is scheduled for Saturday where the take-down took place in Tamarac.Photo Credit: NBC 6

Man Went on South Florida Shopping Spree With Phony $100 Bills: Cops
04/25/2019 3:17pm

A man accused of going on a South Florida shopping spree with phony $100 bills is facing charges.Oscar Pulido, 59, was booked into jail Wednesday on four counts of uttering forged bills, according to arrest reports.The reports said Pulido passed off the fake $100 bills at least four times. The first happened in October 2018, when he used one to pay for $30 worth of face cream at a Massage Envy in Coral Gables, the reports said.In March, Pulido used one to pay for a $10 T-shirt and two $30 gift vouchers at The Great Escape in Coral Gables, the reports said. On April 10, Pulido used one of the bills to pay for a manicure at Laque House in South Miami, then bought a $45 cheesecake at Havana Harrys in Coral Gables with one of the bills later that day, the reports said.In most cases, the business found out the bills were fake when they tried to deposit them at banks, the reports said. The U.S. Secret Service was able to confirm that the serial numbers on the bills were invalid.Pulido was given a $5,000 bond but remained in jail on an immigration hold Thursday, records showed. Attorney information wasnt available.Photo Credit: Miami-Dade Corrections

How Climate Change Could Muck Up the Chesapeake's Recovery
04/25/2019 2:52pm

The Chesapeake Bay was swamped by record rainfall last year. Across the vast watershed, streams swelled with churning water that picked up sediment and chemicals and rushed into the bay, one of the most vibrant and important ecosystems in the country. And oysters suffered.Watermen say theyve been pulling up dead oysters when they fish near rivers. They blame a sudden influx of fresh water that wasnt salty enough for the oysters to survive. Other possible culprits could be what was in the water: a smothering blanket of sediment or nutrients from lawn fertilizer or septic systems that can contribute to algae sucking oxygen from the water. DC Heads to 100 Renewable Energy, a Symbolic Move for the Country Its the largest amount of rain thats ever been recorded. I mean, how do you predict that said Robert T. Brown, Sr., president of the Maryland Watermens Association.Yet climate scientists are predicting more storms. Due to climate change, storms will likely hit the region more often and drop more rain and snow, a serious danger to go with rising seas and rising temperatures. Any increased runoff from that precipitation would intensify the pollution that federal, state and local governments have worked for decades to mitigate. Major Emperor Penguin Breeding Ground Gone Barren Since 2016 We know its going to get wetter and wilder in the mid-Atlantic, said Ben Grumbles, Marylands secretary of the environment.What experts dont yet know is exactly how that increased precipitation would combine with rising and warming seas and what effect it will may on wildlife. But theChesapeake Bay Program, a partnership between governments, nonprofits and universities that protects and restores the bay, has begun to gauge the effects of climate change. This month, those efforts went public. How Countries Around the World Are Dealing With Climate Change The latest edition of the programs annual Bay Barometer progress report, released in early April, is the first to assess climate changes interactions with the watershed. It finds that air temperature near the Chesapeake has risen 1-3 degrees Fahrenheit since 1901 while sea levels have risen 7-10 inches around the bay since 1960. More new indicators tracking climate change not included in the report are newly available online, as well.Also this month, Maryland and Virginia, along with Washington, D.C., and the four other states in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, released first drafts of their newest water pollution-control strategies, which must now take climate change into account.The strategies may be tweaked over the next few years, but the Environmental Protection Agency expects them to be in operation by 2025. The public can comment on each plan until June 7.The climate change indicators and the pollution-control plans are some of the most concrete steps taken so far to assess how much the changing climate may change the Chesapeake.A DIET TO STOP DEAD ZONESMembers of the Chesapeake Bay Program have been talking about climate change for at least 20 years, but the partnership has been working to counter the danger posed by excessive nutrients in the water for longer. The program was founded in 1983, about a decade after the alarm was raised over the bays underwater grasses beginning a serious decline.When the nutrients nitrogen and phosphorus seep from human development into the waterway, they feed algae blooms. The blooms suck oxygen out of the water when they die and decay, creating dead zones that suffocate plants and animals in the water. The bays dead zone usually lasts for four or five months each summer, according to the Chesapeake Bay Program, and it has averaged 1.7 cubic miles since 1985.Excess sediment in the water can block the sunlight that underwater plants need to survive or help carry contaminants and harmful nutrients further into the bay.The EPA in 2010 put the Chesapeake on what Grumbles called a one-of-a-kind pollution diet to cut the amount of nutrients and sediment reaching the bay by about a quarter.Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and D.C. have a maximum amount of nutrients and sediment that each can let into the bay from the 64,000-square-mile watershed, the countrys largest such plan. The EPA also requires the states to provide a detailed watershed implementation plan that explains how to achieve those goals the latest version is the document submitted this month that factored in climate change.In a sign that the diet may be working, this years Bay Barometer report found that, for the third year in a row, underwater grasses are more abundant in the Chesapeake than ever before recorded. But the report also found that toxins like PCBs are also on the rise, found partially or fully impairing up to 83 percent of the bay and its tidal tributaries as of 2016.The patient is recovering but the patient has a long way to go yet, said Donald Boesch, an influential marine scientist and former president of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.Storms are dangerous because they can dramatically increase the amount of nutrients and sediment in the water through runoff, erosion and dam discharge, along with causing flooding and other physical damage. Some oyster reefs in the Chesapeake never recovered from the torrential Hurricane Agnes in 1972.And climate science suggests that more precipitation and intense storms are on the way. In warmer temperatures, more water evaporates, and that brings heavier and more frequent rain- and snowfall.The latest U.S. National Climate Assessment, released in November, observed that the Chesapeake Bay watershed is already seeing stronger and more frequent storms, and that the northeast is likely to see more of both.RISING, WARMING WATERThe effects of increased precipitation arent completely clear, Boesch said, given that climate models forecasting precipitation and seasonal patterns differ for the massive estuary and watershed. But other effects of climate change, like the sea level rising faster and temperatures warming, are essentially certain. Even a best-case scenario for the bay includes the sea rising faster than it has in the past, according to Boesch.We might lose some species, gain others, he said. We might be able to achieve that environmental quality that were striving for. The sea level though is going to continue to rise.The worst-case scenario, if carbon emissions go unchecked, would be 3-5 feet of sea level rise by the end of the century, he said. That would likely be enough to flood Baltimores historic waterfront, parts of the Virginia Air and Space Center in Hampton and large swaths of Marylands Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge as they stand today, according to a federal sea level rise tool. In the following centuries, the sea would rise tens of feet beyond that, Boesch said.At the base of the bay, Norfolk, Virginia, is oneof the U.S. cities most likely to see sea level rise in the coming years. In fact, it already has more sunny day flooding that makes it tough to get around, according to councilwoman Andria McClellan.Home to a major port and an important naval shipyard, Norfolk revamped its zoning code to account for climate change, effectively ceding parts of the city to rising seas while requiring new buildings by the water to be elevated above the level of a 100-year flood, according to a 2018 Inside Climate News report on the change.The city also launched a nonprofit resilience accelerator called RISE to foster new ideas for climate adaptation. Last week, RISE awarded $1.5 million to fund six entrepreneurial ideas, including a concrete-based oyster reef habitat system and technology that would transfer energy from vehicle traffic on roadways to pumps that would clear the roads of flooding.The city isnt throwing up our hands in the air and retreating but trying to take advantage of the difficult position it finds itself in by innovating, McClellan said.Were the tip of the spear. Every coastal community in America is going to have to deal with what were dealing with in Norfolk, she said.Climate change is also believed to be warming the oceans, which can stress some species, increase their susceptibility to diseases and, because warmer water holds less oxygen, worsen dead zones, Boesch said. If the bay warms, it will make it more difficult for colder-water species like the soft-shell clam to prosper New England lobster fisheries are already seeing the lobster shift to the north.Another victim of higher temperatures could be the underwater grasses like eelgrass, which provides an important habitat for animals like the Chesapeakes famed blue crab, according to Boesch. While the crab likely wont be stressed by a few degrees of warming, they look for protection and food in the eelgrass, and losing it could cause a critical drop in the crabs population in the bay.Its less clear how climate change affects oysters than some other species, said Stephanie Westby, Chesapeake oyster restoration program manager for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. They live in a wide range of salinities, and while too much fresh water can kill them, some oyster diseases thrive in saltier water, so it will take time to learn how they adapt to changes in the bay.Oysters have also been dealing with existential threats since long before climate change became a global issue. Thanks in large part to overfishing that began in the colonial period, the Chesapeake oyster population is less than 1 of its historic level, and even lower in some places, Westby said. Depleted oyster reefs are more vulnerable to being smothered by sediment or suffocated by decomposing algae blooms.Thats bad for the watermen who fish oysters, but also bad for the health of the bay. Oysters filter feed, cleaning dozens of gallons a day, and if they were more plentiful, they would likely have a measurable affect on reducing water pollution across the bay.Weve got more people, weve got more development, weve got more of everything in the watershed and then weve got more storms, and all that washes down into the Chesapeake, Westby said, adding, weve largely removed one of the very few mechanisms that the bay has to get that stuff out.The Bay Barometer has some good news about oyster restoration efforts: two of 10 tributaries selected for projects have completed reef construction and seeding.The projects will only add a few thousand acres of reef to the bay, but Westby said theyre great for the local ecosystem. Shes buoyed by an astounding recent study that found the $28.6 million spent on reef restoration at Harris Creek, Maryland, will result in an estimated $3 million a year in removal of nitrogen and phosphorus.And she hopes that ramping up oyster production through a thriving, private oyster farming industry would bring multiple benefits to the region through a local and sustainable food source thats actually good for the environment.That would at least help humans in the Chesapeake on one front in the fight to adapt to the changing climate.One simple way for anyone to contribute is to use alternatives to herbicide, the source of the algae-feeding nutrients, on weeds in the yard, according to the Chesapeake Bay Program. It also recommends common conservation tips, like reducing emissions, buying native plants and using less water.Boesch, who was named an admiral of the Chesapeake by former Maryland Gov. Martin OMalley for extraordinary commitment to conserving and restoring the bay, thinks its feasible to keep global warming to 2 degrees Celsius 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit, the goal set in the Paris climate accords.I see signs in various parts of the word were at least beginning to turn the ship around and head in the right direction, he said.Noreen ODonnell and Wendy Rieger contributed to this report.Photo Credit: Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images, File This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

Pair Punched and Robbed Autistic Man in Fort Lauderdale: Police
04/25/2019 11:13am

Police are searching for two suspects who punched and robbed an autistic man in Fort Lauderdale Wednesday night.The incident happened around 9:20 p.m. on the beachside of A1A near Beach Place, Fort Lauderdale Police officials said.Officials said the suspects approached the victim, who was sitting in a lounge chair, and asked for money. The victim was confused by the question and hesitated, and the suspects struck him in the face multiple times, police said.The suspects took the mans phone and fled the scene. The victim suffered several abrasions to his face.Police on Thursday released surveillance footage of the two suspects. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 954-828-6070.Photo Credit: Fort Lauderdale Police

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