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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Strong bass catches at Lake Okeechobee

    Strong bass catches at Lake Okeechobee
    Tournament anglers at Lake Okeechobee had some nice bass catches over the weekend. Randy Norton and Joe Moran caught 19.07 pounds Sunday to win the Bass-N-Fools club tournament on the Big O out of Belle Glade. Tom Trapani and Brandon Rose were...
  • From segregation to Save The Music

    From segregation to Save The Music
    LAKE WORTH Willie Pyfrom has little patience for the politicians who want to rid classrooms of music. At 78, he has taught band in Palm Beach County classrooms for 54 years. And he points to what he has produced, from some of the poorest communities...
  • 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...
  • Paddle Florida's other National Wild and Scenic River

    It's well-known that our very own Wekiva River is designated a National Wild and Scenic River, great for kayaking and canoeing. Just one other Florida river has such a designation: the Loxahatchee River, two hours south of Orlando. It's a river dark...
  • Rainy season expected to be warmer and drier than normal

    Rainy season expected to be warmer and drier than normal
    Call it a rain delay. This year’s rainy season likely won’t begin for another week or two, or considerably later than the average start date of May 20. That’s thanks to the unusually late cold front that arrived over South Florida last...
  • Thousands of homes out of proposed flood zones

    Thousands of Palm Beach County homes are removed from flood zones in a preliminary federal plan, county officials said. The Federal Emergency Management Agency posted the proposed maps Friday evening on the agency's new Flood Map Service Center. The...