| Mar 29, 2013
| 1:47 PM
Most of South Florida is now at a high risk of seeing wildfires, and some water supplies are lower than normal, as moderate drought conditions have spread across Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
Palm Beach County, which received enough rain to escape...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:46 PM
TALLAHASSEE – The chairman of a Senate panel studying the Indian River Lagoon and South Florida waters wants to strip the federal government of the power to decide when to pump polluted waters out of Lake Okeechobee.
Sen. Joe Negron, the Stuart...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 1:10 PM
TALLAHASSEE — An influential state lawmaker says he is tired of his community being treated as the “septic tank” for Orlando and is pressing for more money to deal with damages from polluted waters flowing out of the rain-swollen Lake...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 3:39 PM
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...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Big Sugar-backed changes to Florida’s Everglades restoration requirements won initial approval Thursday, despite environmental objections to potentially shielding agriculture from more water pollution cleanup costs.
Environmental groups warned...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 7:07 AM
The proposed property tax rate for the South Florida Water Management District drops for the second year in a row despite rising costs for Everglades restoration.
The district board Thursday evening gave initial approval to a $619 million budget for the...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Frustrated with the slow pace of repairs to Lake Okeechobee’s troubled dike, Palm Beach County Commissioner Shelly Vana issued a personal warning to the federal agency charged with fixing the leaky, 70-year-old structure.
“If our people ever...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 3:05 PM
Work to fix Lake Okeechobee’s troubled dike remains a national priority, the Army Corps of Engineers said in a letter to Palm Beach County officials worried about the flooding risk and the slow pace of construction.
The 70-year-old, earthen dike...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:07 PM
Even the self-described “Best of Everything” sometimes needs an update, according to Palm Beach County tourism boosters.
The county is tweaking its “Best of Everything” mantra under a new tourism advertising approach unveiled...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 7:37 AM
A real estate attorney who lives near Orlando is the new chairman of the South Florida Water Management District.
Daniel O’Keefe, of Windermere, on Thursday was picked to lead the appointed, nine-member board that heads the agency charged with...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 12:53 PM
One day into Florida’s legislative session, environmentalists and Big Sugar are already squaring off over proposed changes to Everglades restoration requirements.
Audubon of Florida Wednesday was rallying opposition to measures that the...