| Aug 8, 2011
| 3:25 PM
Audubon of Florida on Monday raised new concerns about a proposed wind farm that environmentalists contend poses a risk to migrating birds.
Missouri-based Wind Capital Group proposes building 80 towering wind turbines across 16,000 acres of sugar cane...
| 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...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 6:08 AM
Water managers may be the only ones rooting for a tropical storm to hit South Florida this year.
Summer rains are raising drought-strained water levels throughout the region, but have failed to boost Lake Okeechobee back to normal levels.
| 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&...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 11:57 AM
The Army Corps of Engineers on Friday agreed to keep discharging Lake Okeechobee water to the West Coast, but not increase the amount 44 percent as previously suggested.
The corps since December has been using infusions of freshwater from the lake to...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 2:59 PM
Lake Okeechobee wading bird populations took a steep decline between 2011 and 2010 due to drought-strained water levels, according to the South Florida Water Management District.
The state counted 2,750 heron, egrets, ibis and other wading birds on the...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 4:34 PM
South Florida just had its driest January on record, but water supplies are holding steady thanks to a soggy fall, water managers said Wednesday.
South Florida averaged just .16 inches of rainfall during January, about 8 percent of the average rainfall...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 1:47 PM
Most of South Florida is now at a high risk of seeing wildfires, and some water supplies are lower than normal, as moderate drought conditions have spread across Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
Palm Beach County, which received enough rain to escape...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 11:17 AM
Increased Lake Okeechobee water discharges to improve environmental conditions on the West Coast could leave less water to backup South Florida supplies if severe drought conditions return.
Lake Okeechobee is South Florida’s primary backup water...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 11:16 AM
The endangered Everglades snail kite is making a surprising rebound, and an invading bird delicacy that’s the size of a baseball may get the credit.
Preliminary estimates show the Everglades snail kite population increasing by 200 heading into this...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 12:50 PM
Below normal March rainfall is setting South Florida up for a worsened water supply strain at the peak of the region’s winter-to-spring dry season.
South Florida averaged 1.77 inches of total rainfall during March, about 56 percent of normal,...