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Lake Okeechobee

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  • Feds reject new territory for Florida panthers

    Feds reject new territory for Florida panthers
    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...
  • Peregrine falcons become even deadlier

    Peregrine falcons become even deadlier
    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...
  • Everglade snail kite nests abandoned as Lake O level falls

    Everglade snail kite nests abandoned as Lake O level falls
    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...
  • Pumps to keep Lake Okeechobee water moving south, despite environmental threats

    Pumps to keep Lake Okeechobee water moving south, despite environmental threats
    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,...
  • Power plant in panther habitat wins zoning approval

    Power plant in panther habitat wins zoning approval
    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...
  • 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...
  • Water managers trying to avoid taking more Everglades water to ease drought

    Water managers trying to avoid taking more Everglades water to ease drought
    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...
  • Three Palm Beach County cities face tougher watering rules due to drought

    Three Palm Beach County cities face tougher watering rules due to drought
    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...
  • '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...
  • Recent rains still leave South Florida facing groundwater shortage

    Recent rains still leave South Florida facing groundwater shortage
    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...
  • 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...