| Mar 6, 2013
| 1:41 PM
Big Sugar is trying to change state law to dodge more Everglades pollution cleanup costs, according to Audubon of Florida.
Audubon Wednesday was rallying opposition to measures that the environmental group warns would help Big Sugar avoid paying more of...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Big Sugar-backed changes to Florida’s Everglades restoration requirements won initial approval Thursday, despite environmental objections to potentially shielding agriculture from more water pollution cleanup costs.
Environmental groups warned...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 2:36 PM
Changes to Florida’s much-maligned voting laws and help for struggling Glades communities are among the priorities that Palm Beach County state lawmakers say they plan to push for during the spring legislative session.
Palm Beach County...
| May 20, 2013
| 11:05 AM
With numerous showers and thunderstorms across the region, an urban flood advisory was issued for northeastern Broward and for Palm Beach County today as parts of those areas have been saturated from rains in the past few weeks.
A flash flood warning...
| May 16, 2013
Buried headfirst in a bed of flowers and mulch across the street from Bal Harbour Shops is a 12-foot-tall sculpture of the Barefoot Mailman, a historical figure who hand-delivered mail sans shoes along the beach between Lake Worth and Miami during the...
| May 9, 2013
| 3:11 PM
Rising waters from recent rains prompted the Army Corps of Engineers this week to start dumping Lake Okeechobee water east into the St. Lucie Estuary and out to sea.
The new low-level discharges are aimed at stemming the rise in lake levels on the eve...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 11:20 AM
Florida's rivers are in trouble.
That's what the Orlando Sentinel found after a yearlong evaluation of some of the state's biggest and smallest, most urban and remote, cleanest and dirtiest, protected and abused rivers.
Of the 22 rivers studied,...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 12:49 PM
To lessen Lake Okeechobee flooding threats, the Army Corps of Engineers plans to more than double the amount of lake water being dumped out to sea.
Concerns about the safety of the lake’s 70-year-old dike prompted the Army Corps on Sept. 19 to...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 1:47 PM
Most of South Florida is now at a high risk of seeing wildfires, and some water supplies are lower than normal, as moderate drought conditions have spread across Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
Palm Beach County, which received enough rain to escape...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 7:37 AM
A real estate attorney who lives near Orlando is the new chairman of the South Florida Water Management District.
Daniel O’Keefe, of Windermere, on Thursday was picked to lead the appointed, nine-member board that heads the agency charged with...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Hurricane Sandy was a monster storm that generated unprecedented misery across an enormous territory, in large part because it merged with a polar system and became "Frankenstorm."
But there have been several other shocking storms that either went...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 9:36 PM
A deadly citrus disease carried by jumping plant lice has spread to California, posing risks to the state's $2-billion citrus industry and the backyard trees of suburbanites, state officials said Friday. U.S. Department of Agriculture officials had been...