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Lake Okeechobee

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  • Lake Okeechobee water dumping alternatives explored

    Lake Okeechobee water dumping alternatives explored
    Emergency pumping started Monday to lessen the environmentally-damaging effects of dumping Lake Okeechobee water out to sea. Dumping Lake Okeechobee water out to sea protects South Florida from flooding, but damages coastal fishing grounds and can...
  • Eric Eikenberg, CEO, Everglades Foundation

    Eric Eikenberg, CEO, Everglades Foundation
    Last week: Gov. Scott's announcement of a $90-million state investment in the bridging of Tamiami Trail is an exciting moment in Everglades restoration. Floridians living along the Treasure Coast and in Southwest Florida are suffering due to large flows...
  • Andrew Duffell, president, Research Park at Florida Atlantic University

    Andrew Duffell, president, Research Park at Florida Atlantic University
    Last week: Governor Scott is asking Florida businesses the best way to return taxes to residents and fuel further economic growth. Eliminate the sales tax on commercial leases. Invest in the reform of the homeowner’s insurance market. Target and...
  • Powerful senator calls his community the 'septic system' for Orlando

    TALLAHASSEE — An influential state lawmaker says he is tired of his community being treated as the “septic tank” for Orlando and is pressing for more money to deal with damages from polluted waters flowing out of the rain-swollen Lake...
  • 1928 Lake Okeechobee storm was Florida's worst

     
    It remains the deadliest natural disaster in Florida history, killing more people than Hurricanes Andrew, Katrina, Wilma and Sandy combined....
  • News of the Weird: Sex Offender-ville

    News of the Weird: Sex Offender-ville
    “With its neatly cut lawns and luscious tropical vegetation,” wrote a BBC News reporter in July, Miracle Village, Fla., is an “idyllic rural community” of 200 residents — about half of whom are registered sex offenders,...
  • Trading sugar land OKed for Everglades restoration proposal

    Trading sugar land OKed for Everglades restoration proposal
    South Florida water managers have agreed to trade 8,700 acres of publicly-owned sugar cane land that was part of a controversial 2010 Everglades restoration land deal with U.S. Sugar Corp. The proposed deal calls for the South Florida Water Management...
  • Army Corps defends slow pace of Lake O dike fix

    Army Corps defends slow pace of Lake O dike fix
    Work to fix Lake Okeechobee’s troubled dike remains a national priority, the Army Corps of Engineers said in a letter to Palm Beach County officials worried about the flooding risk and the slow pace of construction. The 70-year-old, earthen dike...
  • "Witness: Gospel by the Cane Fields" at the Armory Art Center

    "Witness: Gospel by the Cane Fields" at the Armory Art Center
    "Witness: Gospel by the Cane Fields": We're down to the last few days to see this evocative selection of photography from Red Morgan at the Armory Art Center (1700 Parker Ave., West Palm Beach). For this show, Morgan, a commercial photographer based in...
  • Palm Beach County changes tourism 'brand'

    Palm Beach County changes tourism 'brand'
      Even the self-described “Best of Everything” sometimes needs an update, according to Palm Beach County tourism boosters. The county is tweaking its “Best of Everything” mantra under a new tourism advertising approach unveiled...
  • Negron wants state takeover of Lake O discharges

    Negron wants state takeover of Lake O discharges
    TALLAHASSEE – The chairman of a Senate panel studying the Indian River Lagoon and South Florida waters wants to strip the federal government of the power to decide when to pump polluted waters out of Lake Okeechobee. Sen. Joe Negron, the Stuart...
  • Free entry to state, national parks for everyone on Monday

    Free entry to state, national parks for everyone on Monday
    Everyone can enjoy free entry at national and Florida state parks to celebrate Veterans Day, observed Monday, Nov. 11. Florida state parks: Fees are waived on Monday for everyone. Find a South Florida state park along with addresses and hours. U.S....