| May 13, 2011
| 2:18 PM
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...
| May 16, 2011
| 8:23 AM
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...
| May 17, 2011
| 2:48 PM
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...
| May 19, 2011
| 5:05 AM
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,...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 12:31 PM
"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...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 12:50 PM
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,...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 2:22 PM
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...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 5:52 AM
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...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 11:01 AM
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...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 11:04 AM
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...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 12:06 PM
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...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 11:18 AM
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...