| Jan 13, 2012
| 2:59 PM
Lake Okeechobee wading bird populations took a steep decline between 2011 and 2010 due to drought-strained water levels, according to the South Florida Water Management District.
The state counted 2,750 heron, egrets, ibis and other wading birds on the...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 4:40 PM
Dumping billions of gallons of water out to sea in the midst of a lingering drought is South Florida's water-supply irony.
Drought concerns quickly can become flooding scares in the course of a summer afternoon downpour because there's not enough water...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 12:45 PM
Plans to build a "wind farm" that risks putting towering wind turbines in the migration paths of birds flying through South Florida moved a step closer to approval on Thursday.
Palm Beach County commissioners on Thursday approved changing development...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 2:50 PM
Tropical Storm Emily could bring the extended soaking water managers say is needed to lift South Florida out of a lingering drought.
July’s rains provided a welcome boost to South Florida water supplies suffering from the driest October-to-June...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 12:29 PM
Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show had some fun with the fight over plans for a South Florida wind farm that could put tall wind turbines in the path of migrating birds.
While environmentalists have argued that the turbines pose a threat to endangered...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 1:53 PM
South Florida golf courses could get a break from emergency watering restrictions, despite warnings that the water supply strain continues.
The South Florida Water Management District since March has required golf courses in Broward and Palm Beach...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 3:25 PM
Audubon of Florida on Monday raised new concerns about a proposed wind farm that environmentalists contend poses a risk to migrating birds.
Missouri-based Wind Capital Group proposes building 80 towering wind turbines across 16,000 acres of sugar cane...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 1:32 PM
A drought that was bad for South Florida water supplies at least helped reduce the amount of damaging phosphorus that flowed off agricultural land and into the Everglades.
Pollution control measures, along with having less stormwater to clean up, enabled...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 2:25 PM
Even with the return of steady summer rains, Lake Okeechobee faces a 75 percent chance of remaining at water shortage levels when the rainy season ends, according to new projections from the South Florida Water Management District.
| Feb 16, 2012
| 11:16 AM
The endangered Everglades snail kite is making a surprising rebound, and an invading bird delicacy that’s the size of a baseball may get the credit.
Preliminary estimates show the Everglades snail kite population increasing by 200 heading into this...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 4:43 PM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Davy Jones, a onetime teen heartthrob as a member of the 1960s made-for-television pop band the Monkees, died on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack near his home in Florida, according to his longtime publicist. He was 66....
| Aug 24, 2011
| 8:02 AM
A Georgia hunter was fined $2,000 and sentenced to two years probation Wednesday for killing a Florida panther that had strayed hundreds of miles from its South Florida birthplace.
David Adams, 60, was hunting deer in Troup County, Ga., on Nov. 16,...