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  • Cobias biting off Pompano Beach

    Cobias biting off Pompano Beach
    Offshore fishing has been OK, but one of the bright spots this week has been the arrival of cobias. Capt. Jim Beran of the Helen S drift boat at Hillsboro Inlet Marina had three cobias caught on his Monday morning trip and four cobias landed on his...
  • 1928 Lake Okeechobee storm was Florida's worst

     
    It remains the deadliest natural disaster in Florida history, killing more people than Hurricanes Andrew, Katrina, Wilma and Sandy combined....
  • Artist works from the outside in

    Artist works from the outside in
    "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...
  • Seminoles expand Big Cypress; more to come

    The Seminole Tribe of Florida already lays claim to profitable casinos at each end of the state and now it’s creating a gambling (and more) getaway out in the middle of nowhere. ┬áBut it’ll take time. On Thursday, tribal officials at their...
  • 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...
  • Invading, jumbo snails helping endangered Everglades bird

    Invading, jumbo snails helping endangered Everglades bird
    The endangered Everglades snail kite is making a surprising rebound, and an invading bird delicacy that’s the size of a baseball may get the credit. Preliminary estimates show the Everglades snail kite population increasing by 200 heading into this...
  • South Florida water supply holds up after drier-than-usual March

    South Florida water supply holds up after drier-than-usual March
    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,...
  • 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...
  • Lake Okeechobee water sought to help Caloosahatchee River

    Lake Okeechobee water sought to help Caloosahatchee River
    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...
  • South Florida water conservation tips pushed at peak of dry season

    South Florida water conservation tips pushed at peak of dry season
    Florida declared April “Water Conservation Month,” encouraging residents to take extra steps to cut water use at the peak of the winter-to-spring dry season. South Florida has had a drier-than-usual dry season, averaging about 45 percent of...
  • Hunter sentenced for shooting Florida panther

    Hunter sentenced for shooting Florida panther
    A Georgia hunter was fined $2,000 and sentenced to two years probation Wednesday for killing a Florida panther that had strayed hundreds of miles from its South Florida birthplace. David Adams, 60, was hunting deer in Troup County, Ga., on Nov. 16,...