| Jul 10, 2012
| 5:54 PM
An alligator attacked 17-year-old Kaleb Langdale on Monday, severing his right arm below the elbow, but it didn’t take the Florida teenager’s sense of humor. Friends say he was happy the gator got his right arm -- not his left -- because he...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 7:29 AM
South Florida can expect a mostly sunny, mild and breezy day, following the passage of a cold front.
Monday's forecast calls for highs in the upper 70s, lows in the mid 60s and wind gusts of up to 24 mph.
Over the next few days, temperatures should...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 1:42 AM
February should kick off with another warm breezy day, picking up where January left off.
Wednesday's forecast calls for partly sunny skies with highs in the low 80s and lows in the upper 60s. There is a 10 percent chance of rain.
If you're headed to...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 4:34 PM
South Florida just had its driest January on record, but water supplies are holding steady thanks to a soggy fall, water managers said Wednesday.
South Florida averaged just .16 inches of rainfall during January, about 8 percent of the average rainfall...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 11:17 AM
Increased Lake Okeechobee water discharges to improve environmental conditions on the West Coast could leave less water to backup South Florida supplies if severe drought conditions return.
Lake Okeechobee is South Florida’s primary backup water...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 11:57 AM
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...
| Dec 24, 2011
| 4:09 PM
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...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 8:24 AM
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...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 2:59 PM
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...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 4:40 PM
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...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 12:45 PM
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...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 2:50 PM
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...