| Oct 23, 2010
| 3:35 PM
Five years ago today, Hurricane Wilma ripped across Florida and into the record books as the third costliest storm in U.S. history, and the most damaging hurricane ever to strike Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Tens of thousands of South Floridians lost...
| Dec 18, 2010
| 7:53 PM
New flood control concerns are surfacing about the 60-year-old, earthen levee that keeps the Everglades from swamping South Florida communities spread across former wetlands.
The Broward County portion of the East Coast Protective Levee fails to meet...
| 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 6, 2010
At age 78, taxi tycoon and real estate investor Jesse Gaddis could easily afford to retire, hopping on his small plane to relax at his vacation homes in the Bahamas and North Carolina.
But the straight-talker who grew up poor on an Indiana farm, built...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 3:37 PM
Even after brief relief brought by weekend rains, most South Florida water supplies remain well below normal – adding to the strain of a record-setting drought and manmade water problems.
Groundwater monitoring wells in Broward and Palm Beach...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 2:59 PM
Lake Okeechobee’s water level crept back to 10 feet above sea level on Thursday, offering another sign of South Florida’s improved water supply situation thanks to a July drenching.
After the driest October-to-June stretch on record, July...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 3:37 PM
Despite relief from recent rains, Lake Okeechobee water levels dropped too low for too long this year and violated state standards intended to protect the environment, according to Audubon of Florida.
Water management decisions combined with this year&...