| Aug 5, 2014
| 2:19 AM
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-...
| May 14, 2014
| 3:24 PM
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...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 5:30 PM
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...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 2:11 PM
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...
| May 7, 2014
| 5:11 PM
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...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 10:53 AM
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...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 5:24 PM
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...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 4:17 PM
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...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 7:17 AM
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-...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 4:27 PM
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...
| Aug 16, 2014
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...