| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 12:53 PM
One day into Florida’s legislative session, environmentalists and Big Sugar are already squaring off over proposed changes to Everglades restoration requirements.
Audubon of Florida Wednesday was rallying opposition to measures that the...
| 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...
| Oct 14, 2010
| 4:26 PM
Sheet cake and the ceremonial handing off of deeds for 26,800 acres of farmland marked the celebration Thursday of a newly completed Everglades restoration land deal with U.S. Sugar Corp. The South Florida Water Management District on Tuesday finalized...
| Nov 10, 2010
| 4:26 PM
After South Florida???s record dry October, drought concerns are already ramping up the seemingly annual political fights over how to divvy up Lake Okeechobee???s water. The lake serves as South Florida???s primary backup water supply. This week,...
| Nov 26, 2010
| 4:26 PM
More money for beaches and state help for a proposed industrial center are among Palm Beach County???s lobbying priorities heading into the spring session of the Florida Legislature. The County Commission on Tuesday meets to finalize its legislative to-do...