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  • Everglades wading bird nesting increases during drought

    Everglades wading bird nesting increases during drought
    Drought conditions straining South Florida water supplies could actually lead to a wading bird baby boom in the Everglades. Wood storks, spoonbills, white ibis and great egrets are taking advantage of lower water levels in the Everglades water...
  • Tougher South Florida watering rules resisted, despite drought concerns

    Tougher South Florida watering rules resisted, despite drought concerns
    Despite lingering drought conditions, South Florida water managers are so far resisting environmentalists’ call for tougher watering restrictions to try to stretch supplies. A drier than normal start to the November-to-May dry season already...
  • Declining Lake Okeechobee water levels threaten South Florida environment, water supplies

    Declining Lake Okeechobee water levels threaten South Florida environment, water supplies
    Just how low will Lake Okeechobee go during South Florida’s lingering drought? That is the question driving everything from South Florida lawn watering restrictions to the survival of the endangered Everglades snail kite. Lake Okeechobee is...
  • Reward offered for Florida panther killer

    Reward offered for Florida panther killer
    A Florida panther has been found shot near Orlando, and a $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever did it. The dead panther was found March 12 on Old Mims Road  near the town of Geneva in Seminole...
  • New board brings changes to South Florida Water Management District

    New board brings changes to South Florida Water Management District
    Gov. Rick Scott Tuesday appointed five people to the South Florida Water Management District’s board, continuing his push to reshape the agency charged with protecting water supplies, guarding against flooding and leading Everglades restoration....
  • Freeze watch posted for western Palm Beach County

    Freeze watch posted for western Palm Beach County
    Looks like it’s going to be a bit colder on Wednesday night and Thursday morning than previously forecast. The National Weather Service has posted a freeze watch for that time frame for western Palm Beach County and the region around Lake...
  • Lots of lightning on Thursday night; hail reported on Friday

    Lots of lightning on Thursday night; hail reported on Friday
    If you took photos of Thursday night’s lightning, please share! E-mail them to ssphoto@sunsentinel.com. It was an amazing light show in the sky. In the span of 15 minutes, starting at about 9:30 p.m. on Thursday,  thunderstorms spit out more...
  • Tropical Storm Debby aims toward Florida west coast

    Tropical Storm Debby aims toward Florida west coast
    After meandering for the past day, Tropical Storm Debby appears headed toward Florida's west coast. However, most of the state, including South Florida, remains in the cone of uncertainty. At 1 p.m. on Monday, the storm was in the northern Gulf of Mexico...
  • Everglades Caucus proposed to push restoration in Florida Legislature

    Everglades Caucus proposed to push restoration in Florida Legislature
    The long-suffering Everglades may get a louder voice in the Florida Legislature thanks to a new coalition of lawmakers launched Monday from South Florida. State Rep. Steve Perman, D-Boca Raton, started the new Everglades Legislative Caucus, which pledges...
  • Court sides with environmentalists, rules against rock mine in Everglades Agricultural Area

    Court sides with environmentalists, rules against rock mine in Everglades Agricultural Area
    Rock miners on Wednesday lost another legal round in their push to dig on Palm Beach County agricultural land eyed for Everglades restoration. Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal sided with a coalition of environmental groups and ruled...
  • South Florida water supplies still strong after dry November

    South Florida water supplies still strong after dry November
    South Florida’s November turned out to be nearly as dry as an overcooked Thanksgiving Turkey. After near-record rainfall in October, November produced just 32 percent of the normal rainfall. November is officially the end of the hurricane and...
  • Lake Okeechobee water releases to resume on heels of drought

    Lake Okeechobee water releases to resume on heels of drought
    Draining Lake Okeechobee water out sea resumes Friday, just a few months after low lake levels contributed to South Florida’s water supply strain. It’s yet another example of South Florida’s feast-or-famine water supply situation....