This time of year, many birds from the north began migrating south for the winter. Some will stay here in South Florida while others will pass through the region on their way to the Caribbean. Increasingly, these birds are running into man-made obstacles that leave them with injured eyes, wings and beaks.
The stated goal of the Grameen Foundation is to help the world’s poorest improve their lives and escape poverty by helping to provide access to financial services , such as small loans and savings account, to find new ways to generate income and obtain important information about their health, crops and finances.
Grameen Foundation is a nonprofit founded in 1997 by friends of Grameen Bank to help microfinance practitioners spread the Grameen philosophy worldwide.
A legal technicality nearly derails the prosecution's case against a Miami woman accused of killing her foster child.
A judge has denied a motion for a mistrial in the high profile case of a Miami-Dade woman, Geralyn Graham. She's accused of killing her foster child, Rilya Wilson.
Graham's defense asked for the mistrial after it was discovered that prosecutor Joshua Weintraub had his law license suspended for months after he failed to properly record legal education courses with the state bar.
Wind, waves and high tides have eroded the beach, wrecked the seawall and undermined the roadway along northern Fort Lauderdale beach this month and the damage is raising short- and long-term issues for local officials.
Short, because the wave damage may require S. R. A1A north of Sunrise Boulevard to shrink permanently from four lanes to two with bad effects on tourism imagery and local convenience.
The Florida Public Service Commission today approved $151 million dollars in advance nuclear costs for Florida Power & Light.
That's the total amount that FPL requested and the vote was unanimous. It means that a customer who uses 1,000 kilowatt hours a month will be charged $1.69 a month for the advance costs beginning in January 2013. The costs were approved despite objections from the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, which argues that FPL has failed to demonstrate its intent to actually build the new Turkey Point reactors.
The Food Network-- a famous cable channel featuring popular cooking shows and competitions-- has broken into the restaurant biz, and its first location is (believe it or not) the Jet Blue terminal at Fort Lauderdale International Airport.
It's the only restaurant serving hot food at the terminal and it has the Food Network logo plastered over every bit of the cafeteria-style decor.