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  • Army Corps defends slow pace of Lake O dike fix

    Army Corps defends slow pace of Lake O dike fix
    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...
  • South Florida Water Management District gets new chairman

    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...
  • Palm Beach County state lawmakers call for elections changes, help for Glades

    Changes to Florida’s much-maligned voting laws and help for struggling Glades communities are among the priorities that Palm Beach County state lawmakers say they plan to push for during the spring legislative session. Palm Beach County...
  • Environmentalists warn that law change helps Big Sugar dodge Everglades cleanup

    Environmentalists warn that law change helps Big Sugar dodge Everglades cleanup
    Big Sugar is trying to change state law to dodge more Everglades pollution cleanup costs, according to Audubon of Florida. Audubon Wednesday was rallying opposition to measures that the environmental group warns would help Big Sugar avoid paying more of...
  • Big Sugar, environmentalists clash over Everglades cleanup requirements

    Big Sugar, environmentalists clash over Everglades cleanup requirements
    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...
  • Lake Okeechobee water draining starts again

    Lake Okeechobee water draining starts again
    Rising waters from recent rains prompted the Army Corps of Engineers this week to start dumping Lake Okeechobee water east into the St. Lucie Estuary and out to sea. The new low-level discharges are aimed at stemming the rise in lake levels on the eve...
  • 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...
  • Trading sugar land OKed for Everglades restoration proposal

    Trading sugar land OKed for Everglades restoration proposal
    South Florida water managers have agreed to trade 8,700 acres of publicly-owned sugar cane land that was part of a controversial 2010 Everglades restoration land deal with U.S. Sugar Corp. The proposed deal calls for the South Florida Water Management...
  • Día del Padre: 10 ideas para divertirlo en el sur de Florida

    Día del Padre: 10 ideas para divertirlo en el sur de Florida
    Ya sea con una excursión por la naturaleza, un día de pesca familiar o simplemente una tarde de cine o de video juegos. La meta, es divertirse con papá y crear recuerdos memorables este domingo 16 en el que se celebra el Día del Padre. No siempre los...
  • Urban flood advisory for parts of Broward

    Urban flood advisory for parts of Broward
    An urban flood advisory has been issued for east central Broward County. The National Weather Service says radar has detected heavy rainfall in excess of 3 inches per hour in some areas.  The rain is expected to continue until at least 2 p.m. The...