| May 27, 2011
| 11:33 AM
A petition to reintroduce the Florida panther to part of its historic range in northern Florida and southern Georgia was rejected Friday by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, even though the agency’s own recovery plan calls for expanding the...
| May 23, 2011
| 10:12 AM
The peregrine falcon, the world’s swiftest killer, has learned to use human technology to catch birds.
The falcons follow airboats through the Everglades and around Lake Okeechobee and pounce on birds flushed by the noisy, propeller-driven...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 9:31 AM
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...
| May 26, 2011
| 3:35 PM
Pumps will be added to keep drought-strained Lake Okeechobee’s water flowing south, despite environmental objections about draining wildlife habitat.
While that will help irrigate sugar cane fields and potentially boost community water supplies,...
| May 25, 2011
| 2:52 PM
A large power plant proposed for Florida panther habitat south of Lake Okeechobee passed an important hurdle Tuesday when the Hendry County Commission voted unanimously to rezone 3,127 acres of ranch land for the project.
Eddie Garcia, a Palm Beach...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 1:53 PM
South Florida golf courses could get a break from emergency watering restrictions, despite warnings that the water supply strain continues.
The South Florida Water Management District since March has required golf courses in Broward and Palm Beach...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 2:08 PM
Water managers so far don’t plan to dip deeper into the Everglades to help ease South Florida’s water supply woes during the lingering drought.
One of the South Florida Water Management District’s last-resort measures during past...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 1:58 PM
Lake Okeechobee’s continued water level decline is expected to trigger new once-a-week landscape irrigation limits for West Palm Beach water customers.
The switch to stricter watering rules for homes and businesses would also apply to the town of...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 12:45 PM
Plans to build a "wind farm" that risks putting towering wind turbines in the migration paths of birds flying through South Florida moved a step closer to approval on Thursday.
Palm Beach County commissioners on Thursday approved changing development...
| 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...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 12:29 PM
Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show had some fun with the fight over plans for a South Florida wind farm that could put tall wind turbines in the path of migrating birds.
While environmentalists have argued that the turbines pose a threat to endangered...