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  • Hunter sentenced for shooting Florida panther

    Hunter sentenced for shooting Florida panther
    A Georgia hunter was fined $2,000 and sentenced to two years probation Wednesday for killing a Florida panther that had strayed hundreds of miles from its South Florida birthplace. David Adams, 60, was hunting deer in Troup County, Ga., on Nov. 16,...
  • Wildfires burning on Lake Okeechobee's exposed lake bed

    Wildfires burning on Lake Okeechobee's exposed lake bed
    Dried-out portions of Lake Okeechobee burned Wednesday as wildfires spread across exposed lake bed. Fires suspected to have started with a lightening strike Tuesday night spread through dried-out marshes along the northwestern portions of the lake,...
  • Lake Okeechobee water levels rising

    Lake Okeechobee water levels rising
    Lake Okeechobee water levels are getting a big boost from recent heavy rains, which could help but not solve South Florida’s water supply strain. The lake, South Florida’s primary backup water supply, is expected to rise as much as two feet...
  • Wildfire could help restore Lake Okeechobee's drought-strained wildlife habitat

    Wildfire could help restore Lake Okeechobee's drought-strained wildlife habitat
    Wildfires burning on Lake Okeechobee’s exposed lake bed could end up helping drought-strained wildlife habitat. While it may seem weird to see fire spreading across land usually covered by water, wildfires are a natural part of Florida’s...
  • South Florida water levels rising, but watering restrictions remain

    South Florida water levels rising, but watering restrictions remain
    South Florida water levels keep rising, but that doesn’t mean drought-triggered watering restrictions for homes and businesses are going away any time soon. Heavy October rains have boosted water levels from the Everglades to Lake Okeechobee as...
  • Three days of storms help Lake Okeechobee, South Florida water supplies

    Three days of storms help Lake Okeechobee, South Florida water supplies
    Soggy South Florida emerged from three days of storms with improved water supplies, but lingering concerns about the fast-approaching dry season. Rainfall has Lake Okeechobee, South Florida’s primary backup water supply, rising about 1.2 inches per...
  • 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...
  • South Florida Water Management District gets new chairman

    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...
  • 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...
  • October one of South Florida's wettest on record

    October one of South Florida's wettest on record
    What a difference a year makes when it comes to South Florida’s weather and water supply. One year after South Florida’s driest October ever, October 2011 turned out to be one of the wettest in almost 80 years. A year ago, October kicked off...