| Jan 16, 2013
| 11:20 AM
Florida's rivers are in trouble.
That's what the Orlando Sentinel found after a yearlong evaluation of some of the state's biggest and smallest, most urban and remote, cleanest and dirtiest, protected and abused rivers.
Of the 22 rivers studied,...
| 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...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Anglers can begin catching snook again today on the Atlantic coast and inland waters along the east coast, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River. The snook season remains closed on the Gulf Coast, including Everglades National Park and...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 9:36 PM
A deadly citrus disease carried by jumping plant lice has spread to California, posing risks to the state's $2-billion citrus industry and the backyard trees of suburbanites, state officials said Friday. U.S. Department of Agriculture officials had been...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 4:26 PM
Sigh, here we go again. The Legislature has approved student-led "inspirational messages" (euphemism for prayer) at school events, is trying to make it harder for women to get abortions and has shot down full-blown resort casinos in South Florida. In........
| Dec 10, 2012
| 4:26 PM
Just before Christmas, Palm Beach County commissioners plan to present lawmakers their growing wish list for state funding. County commissioners meet with local state legislators on Dec. 20 to discuss their requests for the legislative session that begins...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 12:31 PM
"Out of Place," Christy Gast's new show at Miami's Gallery Diet, will feature burlap sculptures made in the artist's studio. This is a departure from her two previous Miami shows, which featured video installations in which the artist explores public land...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 12:50 PM
Below normal March rainfall is setting South Florida up for a worsened water supply strain at the peak of the region’s winter-to-spring dry season.
South Florida averaged 1.77 inches of total rainfall during March, about 56 percent of normal,...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 2:22 PM
Lake Okeechobee water could start flowing again to Florida’s West Coast, despite concerns about dipping into South Florida’s back-up water supply.
The South Florida Water Management District on Thursday endorsed resuming periodic discharges...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 3:23 PM
Draining Lake Okeechobee water out sea resumes Friday, just a few months after low lake levels contributed to South Florida’s water supply strain.
It’s yet another example of South Florida’s feast-or-famine water supply situation....
| Dec 24, 2011
| 4:09 PM
The next time you go to your kitchen faucet for a drink, think about who owns that water.
Because for every expert who says it belongs to you, others counter you merely have Florida's permission to use it, and you pay only for having water sanitized...