| Apr 19, 2011
| 8:21 PM
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...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 1:17 PM
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...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 2:05 PM
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...
| May 16, 2011
| 8:23 AM
Despite worsening drought conditions, South Florida cities and counties are still opting for warnings instead of punishments for watering rule breakers.
More than 2,500 warnings have been issued since new landscape watering rules took effect March 26...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 2:49 PM
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...
| May 10, 2011
| 3:21 PM
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....
| Jun 9, 2011
| 4:17 PM
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...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 8:25 AM
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...
| 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...
| May 19, 2011
| 5:05 AM
Lake Okeechobee’s declining water level strains urban and environmental water supplies alike, as South Florida waits for drought-quenching summer rains to bring relief.
Lake Okeechobee serves as South Florida’s primary back-up water supply,...
| May 17, 2011
| 2:48 PM
A large power plant with smokestacks up to 150 feet high has been proposed for a patch of Florida panther habitat south of Lake Okeechobee, setting up what is likely to be a bitter fight with environmentalists.
Eddie Garcia, a Palm Beach Gardens...