While sunscreen is essential in protecting South Florida beach goers' skin, a new study from the Spanish National Research Council shows the skin protectant might also be killing off life in the ocean.
The study focuses on an aspect of sunscreens rarely looked at for its environmental impact: the nano-particles that block ultraviolet rays from baking our skin, including titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. Those chemicals can be found in sunscreens available at any corner drugstore.
The Miami-based independent movie theater O Cinema will open its third location this fall, in Miami Beach. The City of Miami Beach commission anonymously approved an agreement Wednesday allowing O Cinema to take over management of the Byron-Carlyle Theater.
In the program room of the Boynton Beach City Library, 80-year-old Harvey Levine is handed a numbered ticket and a form to fill out. He then sits down and waits for his number to be called.
The room is divided into stations marked "Property Look-up," "Insurance Information," "Appeals and Comments," and "Community Assistance." This is one of several public open houses hosted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Levine is here to learn the status of his Lake Worth condo.
They’re the faces of what is arguably the most effective and democratic institution in Colombia: the National Coffee Growers Federation. The federation – which owns the Juan Valdez brand – offers a glimpse of what the war-torn South American country might be more like if it ever achieves peace.
To support black-owned businesses, a campaign is creating a shopping curfew for South Floridians on the weekend.
The goal of the #CurfewForChange campaign is to empower black customers to shop at black-owned businesses on Saturdays between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. -- a curfew to halt shopping at other retailers during these hours.
The new theater at Miramar Regional Park is being built on the hopes that it will bring national events and major concerts to the venue. Filling 5,000 seats is a big undertaking.
Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton is smaller -- 3,400 seats. When it opened in 2002, it had trouble booking events. The non-profit that ran the theater then moved its operations to the City of Boca Raton.
The City of Miramar is running the new theater and trying to fill seats by working with the ticket vendor Live Nation.
Last Friday, former President Bill Clinton acknowledged to a crowd of Charlie Crist supporters a major challenge: to get voters, specifically in South Florida, out for the non-presidential election this Nov. 4.
Clinton was speaking at a downtown Miami hotel. He talked about the need for a Florida governor who will support key Democrat issues -- expanding Medicaid, preparing for rising seas and increasing the minimum wage -- but stressed the public's role in the election.
On the Florida Roundup, Steven Sotloff, from Pinecrest, is the second American journalist murdered by the Islamic State. Florida Senator Bill Nelson wants to give President Obama authority to use air strikes against the group in Syria.