A Scene of Sugar Cane Processing from Belle Glade, Florida

A sugar cane farm’s transportation operation includes a truck that carries the cane from the field to the refinery. In the background of this video you will see the smoke from the factory, which is powered by the burning of “bagasse,” which is the leftover material of the plant after the sugar has been extracted.… Continue reading A Scene of Sugar Cane Processing from Belle Glade, Florida

Sugarcane Fields and Factory Smoke in Belle Glade, Florida

Tons of pure white crystal are loaded up and sent across America from this Palm Beach County region on the daily; but can you name the substance they’re producing? Here’s a clue: Coffee and donuts just aren’t the same without it. The substance in question is refined white cane sugar of course, and in Belle… Continue reading Sugarcane Fields and Factory Smoke in Belle Glade, Florida

Understanding Stormwater Treatment Area 3/4

Phosphorus in waters that run into the Everglades, the Gulf of Mexico, Biscayne Bay, and Florida Bay and nutrient runoffs contribute to death in a vicious circle. No surprise that phosphorus was first synthesized by a 17th century alchemist in Germany named Hennig Brand. He was working with what he supposed were the metallurgical applications… Continue reading Understanding Stormwater Treatment Area 3/4

Old Tamiami Trail Removal Project 2020

The Everglades are a federal park, but it’s private contractors who are getting the money to engineer its revitalization, not that there’s anything wrong with that. Just take a look at the signage to the left side of the entrance to Shark Valley and Everglades National Park. It reads: “Old Tamiami Trail Removal. Miami-Dade County.… Continue reading Old Tamiami Trail Removal Project 2020