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  • Urban wetland offers glimpse at successful Everglades restoration

    MIAMI Much of the massive plan to restore the Everglades exists in theory, a vast and complicated circuit of interconnected canals, culverts, gates and reservoirs, mostly located far inland and far from people. Few sections have been built. Far more exist...
  • Everglades lessons pushed for Florida students

    Everglades lessons pushed for Florida students
    Reading, writing and the Everglades. A new education effort aimed at Florida schools seeks to help students become "Everglades literate" before they graduate. The idea is to teach children, from kindergarten through 12th grade, how the Everglades is more...
  • Ancient Indian mound may become national landmark

    Ancient Indian mound may become national landmark
    It's the only Indian burial mound in urban Broward to have survived development. And now, nearly 1,000 years after it was created, it stands to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. As many as 100 Tequesta Indians are thought to be...
  • Court ruling could block pumping pollutants into Lake O

    Court ruling could block pumping pollutants into Lake O
    Lake Okeechobee may no longer be the dumping ground for polluted water that washes off South Florida sugar cane fields and other farmland, after a federal judge's decision Friday. Environmentalists are declaring a key win in their long-standing legal...
  • Panther releases: Do they work?

    Panther releases: Do they work?
    In a remote part of southwestern Palm Beach County, as a platoon of reporters and photographers watched, a Florida panther was lowered to the ground in a crate. The panther, raised for 18 months in captivity after his mother's death, crept out, took a...
  • FPL solar dimmed by clouds but still has glimmer of potential

    FPL solar dimmed by clouds but still has glimmer of potential
    The most ambitious solar plant in Florida has 190,000 mirrors that reflect sunlight onto tubes filled with 1.2 million gallons of oil-like fluid that heats to a blistering 740 degrees. Built by Florida Power & Light Co., the plant is a complex and...
  • Sprawling U.S. 441's different stretches have different personalities

    Sprawling U.S. 441's different stretches have different personalities
    The highway weaves through the western reaches of Palm Beach County. Its path cutting through suburban sprawl, fading farms, the Everglades' edge and wind-swept sugar cane fields. It's U.S. 441, the longest road in Palm Beach County. Stretching from...
  • TrophyCatch something to brag about

    TrophyCatch something to brag about
    The state of Florida is proud of its largemouth bass fishing and it wants bass anglers to be proud of their catches, too. That's why the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has a program that rewards anglers who catch, weigh, photograph,...
  • Clout Street: Senate's 53 budget amendments spread the love

    Clout Street: Senate's 53 budget amendments spread the love
    TALLAHASSEE -- Even with term-limits and greater budget constraints, the Florida Legislature is still clout street when it comes to doling out tax dollars. That reality was on display Thursday when the Senate Appropriations Committee took up its $74.9...
  • Meetings to focus on reef protection

    Meetings to focus on reef protection
    The future of the northern segment of South Florida's coral reefs will be on the table Thursday, as a group of experts begins work in West Palm Beach on a plan to protect this important environmental and economic asset. The initiative called Our Florida...
  • Backlash to Lake Worth Inlet dredging threatens port plans

    Backlash to Lake Worth Inlet dredging threatens port plans
    Endangered manatees shouldn't have to make room for more ships at the Port of Palm Beach, according to opponents of the deepening of Lake Worth Inlet. The port is pushing to improve shipping traffic by deepening and widening the inlet that connects...
  • Backlash to inlet dredging threatens port plans

    Endangered manatees shouldn't have to make room for more ships at the Port of Palm Beach, according to opponents of the deepening of Lake Worth Inlet. The port is pushing to improve shipping traffic by deepening and widening the inlet that connects the...