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  • South Florida golf courses offered break from watering rules

    South Florida golf courses offered break from watering rules
    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...
  • Pernell McPhee could fill Ravens' rush order

    Pernell McPhee could fill Ravens' rush order
    Editor's note: This is the third in a series of profiles on Ravens draft picks whose first months as professionals have been disrupted by the NFL lockout. Coming next Sunday, Tyrod Taylor. When Pernell McPhee arrived on campus at Itawamba Community...
  • South Florida's lack of water storage leaves billions of gallons draining out to sea during drought

    South Florida's lack of water storage leaves billions of gallons draining out to sea during drought
    Dumping billions of gallons of water out to sea in the midst of a lingering drought is South Florida's water-supply irony. Drought concerns quickly can become flooding scares in the course of a summer afternoon downpour because there's not enough water...
  • 'Wind farm' gets boost Thursday, despite potential threat to birds flying through Everglades

    'Wind farm' gets boost Thursday, despite potential threat to birds flying through Everglades
    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...
  • In Florida, whose water is it, anyway?

    In Florida, whose water is it, anyway?
    The next time you go to your kitchen faucet for a drink, think about who owns that water. Because for every expert who says it belongs to you, others counter you merely have Florida's permission to use it, and you pay only for having water sanitized...
  • Daily Show pokes fun at South Florida wind farm fight

    Daily Show pokes fun at South Florida wind farm fight
    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...
  • Audubon calls for three-year wind farm delay

    Audubon calls for three-year wind farm delay
    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...
  • July rains helping Lake Okeechobee's water supply strain

    July rains helping Lake Okeechobee's water supply strain
    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...
  • South Florida water managers say tropical storm needed to boost Lake Okeechobee

    South Florida water managers say tropical storm needed to boost Lake Okeechobee
    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. Lake...
  • Audubon blames water management decisions for Lake Okeechobee water supply violation

    Audubon blames water management decisions for Lake Okeechobee water supply violation
    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&...
  • 5 reasons Democrats struggle to win Florida elections

    5 reasons Democrats struggle to win Florida elections
    With new party leadership, an advantage in voter registration, and a vulnerable Republican governor seeking re-election, Florida Democrats should be in a strong position, but the outlook isn't all that dazzling. Even though they outnumber Republicans in...