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  • Tropical Storm Emily could bring South Florida water supply relief

    Tropical Storm Emily could bring South Florida water supply relief
    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...
  • Daily Show pokes fun at South Florida wind farm fight

    Daily Show pokes fun at South Florida wind farm fight
    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...
  • South Florida golf courses offered break from watering rules

    South Florida golf courses offered break from watering rules
    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...
  • Audubon calls for three-year wind farm delay

    Audubon calls for three-year wind farm delay
    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...
  • Drought helps South Florida growers meet water pollution goal

    Drought helps South Florida growers meet water pollution goal
    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...
  • Lake Okeechobee water levels could stay below normal, despite summer rains

    Lake Okeechobee water levels could stay below normal, despite summer rains
    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. South Florida...
  • Invading, jumbo snails helping endangered Everglades bird

    Invading, jumbo snails helping endangered Everglades bird
    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...
  • Former Monkee Davy Jones dies at age 66 in Florida

    Former Monkee Davy Jones dies at age 66 in Florida
    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....
  • Hunter sentenced for shooting Florida panther

    Hunter sentenced for shooting Florida panther
    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,...
  • South Florida drought conditions ease from severe to moderate

    South Florida drought conditions ease from severe to moderate
    Thanks to normal to above normal rains for the past two months, drought conditions across much of South Florida have improved from the severe to moderate category, the National Weather Service reported Thursday. August was particularly rainy in part...
  • South Florida water managers say tropical storm needed to boost Lake Okeechobee

    South Florida water managers say tropical storm needed to boost Lake Okeechobee
    Water managers may be the only ones rooting for a tropical storm to hit South Florida this year. Summer rains are raising drought-strained water levels throughout the region, but have failed to boost Lake Okeechobee back to normal levels. Lake...
  • When Hollywood comes to small-town Florida

    'Mama Sees Stars' By Deborah Sharp. Midnight Ink, 327 pages, $14.95 A Hollywood company's invasion of a small town to film a major movie makes instant fodder for myriad plots. Think the comedy "State and Main." Fort Lauderdale author Deborah Sharp's...