Miami

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Four Cities Leading the Way Against Climate Change

New York City, Houston, Miami, and San Francisco have all taken steps to mitigate the risks associated with rising sea levels and global temperatures. Are their successes a blueprint for action at the state and local level?

The Supreme Court Rules Cities Can Be Victims of Housing Discrimination

Miami’s lawsuit against Bank of America and Wells Fargo now returns to a federal appeals court in Atlanta.

Tackling Rising Waters in Atlantic City and Miami Beach

Sea level rise is making floods more common and as the New Jersey resort braces for the next Sandy, the well-heeled Florida city is throwing money at the problem.

Miami's Plan Z bike path

Can a Bike Bridge Make Miami Safer for Cyclists?

Advocates hope this long elevated pathway is just the first step toward changing the city’s bike culture.

Can Florida's First Needle Exchange Help Curb HIV?

The state leads the nation in new diagnoses, and close to six percent are attributed to injection-drug users sharing used or infected needles.

How Cities Plan to Fight Climate Change in the Trump Years

Local leaders learned how to take action when Washington couldn’t. Now they’re betting those efforts can survive an age of science-denying federal overlords.

The Case for Citizen Science on Coastal Waters

Classroom initiatives in New York and Miami prepare students for a changing world—and they’re good for the environment, too.

Why Mosquitoes Love Miami's Wynwood Neighborhood

That and other insights on the fight against Zika from CDC director Tom Frieden.

Downtown as a Template for Miami's Future

One of the city’s most walkable neighborhoods is leading the way, but also wrestling with challenges.

Hurricane Matthew 'Unlike Any Hurricane in the Modern Era'

It’s killed hundreds in Haiti and could deliver major damage from Florida to the Carolinas.

Shelter From Hurricane Matthew or Face 'Immense Human Suffering'

Hurricane conditions could descend upon Florida as early as Thursday evening.

Flooding Pushes 7 Manatees Onto a Florida Golf Course

They got trapped for days in a water hazard.

Florida Officials: Please Stop Painting Our Poor Tortoises

Fun-loving artists don’t realize paint damages their health and attracts predators.

An Alligator Politely Uses the Crosswalk in Florida

The roving reptile might’ve been driven into the open by Tropical Storm Colin.

What U.S. Cities Are at Risk of Getting the Zika Virus?

A vast tract of land from New York to L.A. has summertime conditions ideal for virus-carrying mosquitoes.

Saving the Spanish Language in Miami

Fifty years ago, hundreds of thousands of Cubans immigrated to the southern tip of Florida. Now, the city has to teach a new generation how to thrive in a bilingual economy.

Miami Takes Aim at Its Plethora of Parking

A new ordinance that eases parking requirements hopes to transform the city into a more transit-friendly place.

Wearable Maps of 80 Cities Around the Globe

A U.K. designer is using open data to produce dramatic t-shirts of cities from Phoenix to Beijing.

The Mainstream Appeal of Outlaw Street Art

Shepard Fairey was commissioned to paint a mural in downtown Detroit. Now the city is prosecuting him for destruction of property.

Florida's Privately Funded Passenger Rail Plan Chugs Forward Amid Opposition

Skeptics doubt the Miami-Orlando train can profit, but with no taxpayer money in the mix, it’s not clear why they care.