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Lake Okeechobee

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  • Rain-soaked Broward saw record heat in July

    Rain-soaked Broward saw record heat in July
    Almost daily thunderstorms soaked Broward in July, a pattern that should continue for the rest of this week. But it was also abnormally steamy – with record heat in Fort Lauderdale. The average temperature for July, recorded at Fort Lauderdale-...
  • Agriculture chief doesn't see pot as boon for Florida farmers

    Agriculture chief doesn't see pot as boon for Florida farmers
    Don't expect to see lush fields of marijuana growing in Florida, the state's agriculture chief said Wednesday, even if the state's voters authorize medical marijuana in November. "This is not a boon for Florida agriculture," Agriculture Commissioner...
  • Thousands of properties added to flood zones

    Thousands of properties added to flood zones
    Thousands of properties would be added to flood zones in Palm Beach County under proposed new federal flood maps. Although 35,891 parcels would be removed, 62,041 would be added because they at least border a Special Flood Hazard Area, according to a...
  • Thousands of homes out of proposed flood zones in Palm Beach County

    Thousands of homes out of proposed flood zones in Palm Beach County
    Thousands of Palm Beach County homes will be taken out of flood zone maps in a preliminary federal plan, county officials said. The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Friday evening posted the proposed maps for the county on the agency's new Flood...
  • Delayed Central Everglades plan getting a second chance

    Delayed Central Everglades plan getting a second chance
    An Everglades restoration plan unexpectedly sidelined last month will get a second look on May 23, federal officials announced Wednesday. The Central Everglades plan is a $2 billion project to get more Lake Okeechobee water flowing south to help...
  • Everglades Foundation offers $10 million water pollution cleanup prize

    Everglades Foundation offers $10 million water pollution cleanup prize
    Everglades advocates are dangling a $10 million prize to motivate scientists and businesses to solve a water pollution problem plaguing South Florida. The Everglades Foundation on Monday unveiled a competition to find ways to remove excessive...
  • Big Sugar building proposal raises Everglades restoration concerns

    Big Sugar building proposal raises Everglades restoration concerns
    Everglades restoration could get torpedoed by a sugar industry push to allow new neighborhoods and shopping centers on 43,000 acres of farmland south of Lake Okeechobee, according to environmental activists. Dozens of environmental advocacy...
  • Scott calls for scrutiny of Big Sugar development plan

    Scott calls for scrutiny of Big Sugar development plan
    Gov. Rick Scott Tuesday called for state regulators to pay “special attention” to potential effects on the Everglades that could come from sugar industry development plans for farmland south of Lake Okeechobee. The Sugar Hill development...
  • Everglades report shows restoration progress, needs

    Everglades report shows restoration progress, needs
    An Everglades restoration progress report released Tuesday identifies signs of success as well as a long, expensive to-do list to save Florida's fading River of Grass. Florida and the federal government are in the midst of a decades-long, multibillion-...
  • South Florida growers exceed pollution clean up goal, but standards questioned

    South Florida growers exceed pollution clean up goal, but standards questioned
    South Florida sugar cane growers and other farmers once again met annual Everglades pollution reduction requirements, but environmental advocates say the state's standards aren't tough enough. Growers in the vast Everglades Agricultural Area south of...
  • Murphy will localize Congressional race

    One of the nation's few supposedly competitive congressional elections is looking uncompetitive. District 18 includes roughly the northern third of Palm Beach County, all of Martin and most of St. Lucie. Republicans hold about a two-percentage point edge...