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  • Army Corps decides to maintain lower level Lake Okeechobee water releases

    Army Corps decides to maintain lower level Lake Okeechobee water releases
    The Army Corps of Engineers on Friday agreed to keep discharging Lake Okeechobee water to the West Coast, but not increase the amount 44 percent as previously suggested. The corps since December has been using infusions of freshwater from the lake to...
  • In Florida, whose water is it, anyway?

    In Florida, whose water is it, anyway?
    The next time you go to your kitchen faucet for a drink, think about who owns that water. Because for every expert who says it belongs to you, others counter you merely have Florida's permission to use it, and you pay only for having water sanitized...
  • Environmental groups push Florida Legislature to make Everglades a priority

    Environmental groups push Florida Legislature to make Everglades a priority
    The Florida Legislature convenes Tuesday and a coalition of environmental groups wants state lawmakers to keep the Everglades and other environmental priorities at the top of their to-do list. The Everglades Coalition over the weekend held its annual...
  • Lake Okeechobee wading bird population plummets

    Lake Okeechobee wading bird population plummets
    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...
  • South Florida's lack of water storage leaves billions of gallons draining out to sea during drought

    South Florida's lack of water storage leaves billions of gallons draining out to sea during drought
    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...
  • 'Wind farm' gets boost Thursday, despite potential threat to birds flying through Everglades

    'Wind farm' gets boost Thursday, despite potential threat to birds flying through Everglades
    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...
  • 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...
  • $533 million Everglades land deal gets initial go-ahead

    South Florida water managers today gave the initial go-ahead to Gov. Charlie Crist's scaled-down, $533 million land deal for Everglades restoration. The South Florida Water Management District now must negotiate the final details with U.S. Sugar Corp....
  • Dealing with other buyers could help state get all of U.S. Sugar's land

    Bringing in another buyer could help lock up the 180,000 acres of farmland Gov. Charlie Crist covets for Everglades restoration. The state's economic woes forced Crist last month to scale down his $1.34 billion proposal to use U.S. Sugar Corp. land to...