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  • Palm Beach County state lawmakers call for elections changes, help for Glades

    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...
  • Big Sugar, environmentalists clash over Everglades cleanup requirements

    Big Sugar, environmentalists clash over Everglades cleanup requirements
    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...
  • Governor fills final vacancy on South Florida Water Management District board

    Governor fills final vacancy on South Florida Water Management District board
    The last vacancy on the South Florida Water Management District Board was filled Thursday when Juan Portuondo of Key Biscayne was sworn in to represent Miami-Dade County. Portuondo became Gov. Rick Scott’s sixth appointee to the nine-member board...
  • Lake Okeechobee hits lowest level since 2008

    Lake Okeechobee hits lowest level since 2008
    Lake Okeechobee, South Florida’s backup water supply, dropped to its lowest level since 2008 when its water level dipped Saturday below 10 feet above sea level. By Monday the lake hit 9.89 feet – 2 feet below normal and more than 4 feet below...
  • Delayed Everglades restoration prompts Palm Beach County leader to question state, federal 'courage'

    Delayed Everglades restoration prompts Palm Beach County leader to question state, federal 'courage'
    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...
  • 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...
  • Environmental groups push Florida Legislature to make Everglades a priority

    Environmental groups push Florida Legislature to make Everglades a priority
    The Florida Legislature convenes Tuesday and a coalition of environmental groups wants state lawmakers to keep the Everglades and other environmental priorities at the top of their to-do list. The Everglades Coalition over the weekend held its annual...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Big Sugar wins first round in proposed changes to Everglades restoration requirements

    Big Sugar wins first round in proposed changes to Everglades restoration requirements
    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...
  • Everglade snail kite nests abandoned as Lake O level falls

    Everglade snail kite nests abandoned as Lake O level falls
    Everglade snail kites abandoned their young to die at six nests on Lake Okeechobee over the past week, as the pumping of water from the lake for farms and cities dried up the birds' foraging areas. The birds build nests in vegetation over the water to...