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  • Rescued Florida panther recovers, enters new home

    Rescued Florida panther recovers, enters new home
    A Florida panther kitten discovered near death in the Everglades seven months ago has recovered, gained weight and entered his new home at a wildlife park near Tampa. His specially built enclosure stands at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife...
  • 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...
  • Flying a kite produces winning wahoo

    Lance Irvine of Young Guns had been trying to catch a big kingfish to win the X Generation 440 Challenge when he learned that Bill Wummer's Spiced Rum III had boated a 35.4-pound king. So with an hour left in Saturday's tournament, Irvine stopped slow-...
  • Early duck season offers more

    Early duck season offers more
    Serious waterfowlers always look forward to the early duck season because it's the first opportunity to hunt ducks and make new memories since the regular season ended in January. This year, Florida hunters have even more to look forward to. In...
  • Central Florida: Home on the (saw palmetto) range

    Central Florida: Home on the (saw palmetto) range
    The announcer, mounted on a horse named Gus, said "go," and dozens of young boys and girls ran across the rodeo arena, in pursuit of a calf and the red ribbon on his tail. The first child to get a piece of the ribbon would win a prize. A giggling wedge of...
  • Tim Ryan, commissioner, Broward County

    Tim Ryan, commissioner, Broward County
    Last week: We mourn the loss of Clay Shaw, who died this week at age 74. My family had the privilege of knowing Congressman Shaw for many years and long admired his dignified and steadfast commitment to public service. He was among the last of the great...
  • Eric Eikenberg, CEO, Everglades Foundation

    Eric Eikenberg, CEO, Everglades Foundation
    Last week: Gov. Scott's announcement of a $90-million state investment in the bridging of Tamiami Trail is an exciting moment in Everglades restoration. Floridians living along the Treasure Coast and in Southwest Florida are suffering due to large flows...
  • Court rules against mining in Everglades Agricultural Area

    Court rules against mining in Everglades Agricultural Area
    A massive rock mine should not be allowed to eat up Palm Beach County farmland that was once part of the Everglades, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday. The decision by Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeals stops U.S. Sugar Corp. from...
  • Lake Okeechobee water dumping alternatives explored

    Lake Okeechobee water dumping alternatives explored
    Emergency pumping started Monday to lessen the environmentally-damaging effects of dumping Lake Okeechobee water out to sea. Dumping Lake Okeechobee water out to sea protects South Florida from flooding, but damages coastal fishing grounds and can...
  • Free entry to state, national parks for everyone on Monday

    Free entry to state, national parks for everyone on Monday
    Everyone can enjoy free entry at national and Florida state parks to celebrate Veterans Day, observed Monday, Nov. 11. Florida state parks: Fees are waived on Monday for everyone. Find a South Florida state park along with addresses and hours. U.S....
  • Florida Legislature's $75 billion budget talks are all wet

    Florida Legislature's $75 billion budget talks are all wet
    TALLAHASSEE – Inking a $75 billion spending plan for Florida government will require some last-minute trading over wetlands, springs, Everglades, lakes and other water-related hometown projects. With legislative budget negotiators closing in on...