| Nov 28, 2011
| 3:35 PM
The long-suffering Everglades may get a louder voice in the Florida Legislature thanks to a new coalition of lawmakers launched Monday from South Florida.
State Rep. Steve Perman, D-Boca Raton, started the new Everglades Legislative Caucus, which pledges...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 8:24 AM
The Florida Legislature convenes Tuesday and a coalition of environmental groups wants state lawmakers to keep the Everglades and other environmental priorities at the top of their to-do list.
The Everglades Coalition over the weekend held its annual...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 1:32 PM
A drought that was bad for South Florida water supplies at least helped reduce the amount of damaging phosphorus that flowed off agricultural land and into the Everglades.
Pollution control measures, along with having less stormwater to clean up, enabled...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 12:49 PM
To lessen Lake Okeechobee flooding threats, the Army Corps of Engineers plans to more than double the amount of lake water being dumped out to sea.
Concerns about the safety of the lake’s 70-year-old dike prompted the Army Corps on Sept. 19 to...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 2:25 PM
Even with the return of steady summer rains, Lake Okeechobee faces a 75 percent chance of remaining at water shortage levels when the rainy season ends, according to new projections from the South Florida Water Management District.
| Aug 2, 2011
| 2:50 PM
Tropical Storm Emily could bring the extended soaking water managers say is needed to lift South Florida out of a lingering drought.
July’s rains provided a welcome boost to South Florida water supplies suffering from the driest October-to-June...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 4:40 AM
The first environmental review of a controversial proposal for a huge federal wildlife refuge north of Lake Okeechobee will be released in August.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will release an environmental assessment of the proposal for the...
| May 13, 2011
| 2:18 PM
More than half of the Everglades water conservation areas have gone dry during South Florida’s lingering drought, threatening wildlife habitat and straining a key back-up to community water supplies.
Sixty percent or more of the land in the...
| Apr 19, 2011
| 8:21 PM
Despite lingering drought conditions, South Florida water managers are so far resisting environmentalists’ call for tougher watering restrictions to try to stretch supplies.
A drier than normal start to the November-to-May dry season already...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 1:17 PM
A Florida panther has been found shot near Orlando, and a $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever did it.
The dead panther was found March 12 on Old Mims Road near the town of Geneva in Seminole...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 2:05 PM
Drought conditions straining South Florida water supplies could actually lead to a wading bird baby boom in the Everglades.
Wood storks, spoonbills, white ibis and great egrets are taking advantage of lower water levels in the Everglades water...