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  • More than half of Everglades water conservation areas have gone dry during drought

    More than half of Everglades water conservation areas have gone dry during drought
    More than half of the Everglades water conservation areas have gone dry during South Florida’s lingering drought, threatening wildlife habitat and straining a key back-up to community water supplies. Sixty percent or more of the land in the...
  • Watering rule breakers more likely to get warning than ticket

    Watering rule breakers more likely to get warning than ticket
    Despite worsening drought conditions, South Florida cities and counties are still opting for warnings instead of punishments for watering rule breakers. More than 2,500 warnings have been issued since new landscape watering rules took effect March 26...
  • Power plant proposed for panther habitat

    Power plant proposed for panther habitat
    A large power plant with smokestacks up to 150 feet high has been proposed for a patch of Florida panther habitat south of Lake Okeechobee, setting up what is likely to be a bitter fight with environmentalists. Eddie Garcia, a Palm Beach Gardens...
  • Sharing Lake Okeechobee's declining water supply stresses environment

    Sharing Lake Okeechobee's declining water supply stresses environment
    Lake Okeechobee’s declining water level strains urban and environmental water supplies alike, as South Florida waits for drought-quenching summer rains to bring relief. Lake Okeechobee serves as South Florida’s primary back-up water supply,...
  • Artist works from the outside in

    Artist works from the outside in
    "Out of Place," Christy Gast's new show at Miami's Gallery Diet, will feature burlap sculptures made in the artist's studio. This is a departure from her two previous Miami shows, which featured video installations in which the artist explores public land...
  • South Florida water supply holds up after drier-than-usual March

    South Florida water supply holds up after drier-than-usual March
    Below normal March rainfall is setting South Florida up for a worsened water supply strain at the peak of the region’s winter-to-spring dry season. South Florida averaged 1.77 inches of total rainfall during March, about 56 percent of normal,...
  • Lake Okeechobee water sought to help Caloosahatchee River

    Lake Okeechobee water sought to help Caloosahatchee River
    Lake Okeechobee water could start flowing again to Florida’s West Coast, despite concerns about dipping into South Florida’s back-up water supply. The South Florida Water Management District on Thursday endorsed resuming periodic discharges...
  • Tornado warning for Palm Beach County canceled

    Tornado warning for Palm Beach County canceled
    A tornado warning that was issued for the east-central portion of Palm Beach County Tuesday morning has been canceled, according to the National Weather Service. The warning issued shortly after 8:30 a.m. was supposed to be in effect until 9 a.m. but was...
  • Tornadoes, damaging winds possible in South Florida this afternoon, evening

    Tornadoes, damaging winds possible in South Florida this afternoon, evening
    South Florida faces a significant threat of tornadoes between 5 and 9 p.m. Tuesday, largely the result of the tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico, the National Weather Service said. The weather service estimates the tornado threat will be greatest...
  • Gray skies are going to clear up

    Gray skies are going to clear up
    The gray - and occasionally stormy - gloom that has blanketed South Florida for the past three days is forecast to be replaced with clear skies and cooler conditions, possibly as soon as Wednesday night. A cold front, currently in the vicinity of Lake...
  • Three days of storms help Lake Okeechobee, South Florida water supplies

    Three days of storms help Lake Okeechobee, South Florida water supplies
    Soggy South Florida emerged from three days of storms with improved water supplies, but lingering concerns about the fast-approaching dry season. Rainfall has Lake Okeechobee, South Florida’s primary backup water supply, rising about 1.2 inches per...
  • South Florida water levels rising, but watering restrictions remain

    South Florida water levels rising, but watering restrictions remain
    South Florida water levels keep rising, but that doesn’t mean drought-triggered watering restrictions for homes and businesses are going away any time soon. Heavy October rains have boosted water levels from the Everglades to Lake Okeechobee as...