| Mar 18, 2011
| 8:25 AM
This was the decade when the frontier town of Fort Lauderdale became the center of the region's burgeoning commerce. Its early and naive efforts at mercantilism involved the exploitation and destruction of what is now recognized as a vital environmental...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 7:44 AM
On the surface, it looks like a great forecast: Warm, sunny days straight through early next week.
The problem is we need rain in South Florida — bad.
The South Florida Water Management District on Tuesday declared the region is under a water...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 7:44 AM
In addition to being hot, we might see some severe storms by this afternoon or evening.
Some storms could even spawn tornadoes, the National Weather Service in Miami said. A tornado watch has been issued for Palm Beach County through 1 p.m. today....
| Apr 18, 2011
| 2:05 PM
Drought conditions straining South Florida water supplies could actually lead to a wading bird baby boom in the Everglades.
Wood storks, spoonbills, white ibis and great egrets are taking advantage of lower water levels in the Everglades water...
| Apr 19, 2011
| 8:21 PM
Despite lingering drought conditions, South Florida water managers are so far resisting environmentalists’ call for tougher watering restrictions to try to stretch supplies.
A drier than normal start to the November-to-May dry season already...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 2:49 PM
Just how low will Lake Okeechobee go during South Florida’s lingering drought?
That is the question driving everything from South Florida lawn watering restrictions to the survival of the endangered Everglades snail kite.
Lake Okeechobee is...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 1:17 PM
A Florida panther has been found shot near Orlando, and a $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever did it.
The dead panther was found March 12 on Old Mims Road near the town of Geneva in Seminole...
| May 10, 2011
| 3:21 PM
Gov. Rick Scott Tuesday appointed five people to the South Florida Water Management District’s board, continuing his push to reshape the agency charged with protecting water supplies, guarding against flooding and leading Everglades restoration....
| Jan 11, 2011
| 2:18 PM
Looks like it’s going to be a bit colder on Wednesday night and Thursday morning than previously forecast.
The National Weather Service has posted a freeze watch for that time frame for western Palm Beach County and the region around Lake...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 9:06 AM
If you took photos of Thursday night’s lightning, please share! E-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It was an amazing light show in the sky.
In the span of 15 minutes, starting at about 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, thunderstorms spit out more...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 10:51 AM
After meandering for the past day, Tropical Storm Debby appears headed toward Florida's west coast. However, most of the state, including South Florida, remains in the cone of uncertainty.
At 1 p.m. on Monday, the storm was in the northern Gulf of Mexico...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 3:35 PM
The long-suffering Everglades may get a louder voice in the Florida Legislature thanks to a new coalition of lawmakers launched Monday from South Florida.
State Rep. Steve Perman, D-Boca Raton, started the new Everglades Legislative Caucus, which pledges...