I hear a lot about the need to restore the Indian River Lagoon and about money being collected — what's actually being done?
The martini has been around since 1911, when billionaire John B. Rockefeller’s bartender invented it for him in New York city. Since then, it’s been iconic with everyone enjoying chilled martinis, and they became even more popular when Mr. Bond requested it to be shaken and not stirred.
We are fortunate to live in this special place — in fact, many people call Brevard their own piece of paradise. Our natural lands are unique and irreplaceable. They contribute to the health of our environment, our economy, our families and the aesthetic values of our county.
September has arrived and with it fall. In Florida, although we still have heat, we can enjoy a refreshing cocktail infused with all the flavors of autumn. This is a twist on French 75, where the champagne is substituted with sparkling apple cider. If back to school has you dreaming of apple…
We are in the throwback era, where almost everything is getting a much-needed makeover. In food archives, recipes are being ransacked and en papillote (cooking in a paper pouch) is now getting a much-deserved spotlight.
The final tournament of the season for the Viera East Men's Golf Association was a two-day, two-man tournament played Aug. 4 and 11. The tournament divided the golfers into four flights of two-man teams. The first round was a scramble format using the best ball. The top three teams in each f…
“The Day the Earth Stood Still,” a classic science fiction film from 1951, recognized as “one of the great science fiction films” ever produced, tells the story of alien Klaatu who descends with his spaceship in Washington, D.C. He represents all the planets in the universe and is here to s…
Can we flush the Indian River Lagoon clean?The short answer is no. Flushing would take huge amounts of seawater, and that could destroy life in the lagoon. It would export lots of pollution to the ocean. It’s not realistic.However, scientists at the Florida Institute of Technology have been …
Pollution and deterioration of Florida’s waters is not just a Brevard County issue. We frequently hear about algal blooms on the West Coast. And, sadly, fish and manatees are dying there too.
You’ve probably heard it said, “most of our seagrass is gone.” Maybe you’ve been on the water and seen the problem — bare sand or the bottom covered by a reddish algae, but not luxurious fields of waving green seagrass.
Sitting next to my dad in the quiet of his hospital room, the sound of breathing fills the air. Breathe in; breathe out — and repeat. The BPAP machine dictates the rhythm.
What a great start to the 2022 golf season as Al Foppiano recorded a hole-in-one during the first round of the new year. Foppiano used a nine iron to post the ace on the 143-yard, No. 7 hole as his tee shot flew into the cup.
Despite a study by Laura Wray-Lake (2010) identifying a “decline in high school seniors’ reports of conservation behaviors across the three decades of 1976 to 2005,” a more recent United Nations article reports that “close to half a million youth around the world have taken action on climate…
We know that restoring the Indian River Lagoon is a long-term effort requiring controls over hundreds of different sources dumping pollution into its waters.
In spending time close to the ocean, we get reminded of its beauty, its importance and its vulnerability. So much is discarded into our oceans … from oil spills, chemical discharges, to trash dumps, littering and fishing gear left behind; our oceans are in danger.
The holidays are imminent, and it feels like the year flew by in a sneeze. Hard to believe we are being catapulted into Thanksgiving and we've been inundated ad-nauseam with Christmas decor before the trick-a-treaters have left our doorstep. No doubt a segue into the commercialized bombardme…
Due to ample rainfall and low, flat terrain, Florida is more than 31 percent wetlands. The largest subtropical wetland ecosystem in North America exists in southern Florida, namely the Everglades. It is a large region of sawgrass marshland with mostly freshwater.
When settlers arrived in the region that would become Florida, they encountered an ideal climate, a variety of soils, and plentiful rainfall. These newcomers anticipated cultivated plants to thrive.
Spinning tales about the evolution of medicine from plants. Indigenous Native Americans developed natural remedies extracted from plants to mitigate illnesses
Dedicated Americans have saved and protected certain areas of our country for all to appreciate. As Woody Guthrie (1912-1967) declares in song, “This Land Is Your Land.”
Since 1950, the world has produced more than 8.3 billion tons of plastic. About 60 percent of that plastic has ended up in either a landfill or the natural environment – in our streets, in our waters.