| Jun 20, 2011
| 3:37 PM
Even after brief relief brought by weekend rains, most South Florida water supplies remain well below normal – adding to the strain of a record-setting drought and manmade water problems.
Groundwater monitoring wells in Broward and Palm Beach...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 4:40 AM
The first environmental review of a controversial proposal for a huge federal wildlife refuge north of Lake Okeechobee will be released in August.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will release an environmental assessment of the proposal for the...
| Oct 23, 2010
| 3:35 PM
Five years ago today, Hurricane Wilma ripped across Florida and into the record books as the third costliest storm in U.S. history, and the most damaging hurricane ever to strike Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Tens of thousands of South Floridians lost...
| Dec 18, 2010
| 7:53 PM
New flood control concerns are surfacing about the 60-year-old, earthen levee that keeps the Everglades from swamping South Florida communities spread across former wetlands.
The Broward County portion of the East Coast Protective Levee fails to meet...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 8:23 AM
Frustrated with stalled Everglades restoration, Palm Beach County Commission Chairwoman Karen Marcus contends that federal and state officials lack the "courage" to get it done.
One year ago, Palm Beach County imposed a moratorium on new rock mines...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 2:59 PM
Lake Okeechobee’s water level crept back to 10 feet above sea level on Thursday, offering another sign of South Florida’s improved water supply situation thanks to a July drenching.
After the driest October-to-June stretch on record, July...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 3:28 PM
Editor's note: This is the third in a series of profiles on Ravens draft picks whose first months as professionals have been disrupted by the NFL lockout. Coming next Sunday, Tyrod Taylor.
When Pernell McPhee arrived on campus at Itawamba Community...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 3:37 PM
Despite relief from recent rains, Lake Okeechobee water levels dropped too low for too long this year and violated state standards intended to protect the environment, according to Audubon of Florida.
Water management decisions combined with this year&...
| Mar 7, 2011
| 8:07 AM
Broward County has joined Palm Beach County in the extreme drought department, the National Weather Service in Miami said.
Between Oct. 31 and March 3, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport – one of Broward’s primary weather...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 8:25 AM
This was the decade when the frontier town of Fort Lauderdale became the center of the region's burgeoning commerce. Its early and naive efforts at mercantilism involved the exploitation and destruction of what is now recognized as a vital environmental...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 7:44 AM
On the surface, it looks like a great forecast: Warm, sunny days straight through early next week.
The problem is we need rain in South Florida — bad.
The South Florida Water Management District on Tuesday declared the region is under a water...