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  • Everglades Caucus proposed to push restoration in Florida Legislature

    Everglades Caucus proposed to push restoration in Florida Legislature
    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...
  • Environmental groups push Florida Legislature to make Everglades a priority

    Environmental groups push Florida Legislature to make Everglades a priority
    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...
  • Drought helps South Florida growers meet water pollution goal

    Drought helps South Florida growers meet water pollution goal
    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...
  • Lake Okeechobee draining increases due to flood concerns

    Lake Okeechobee draining increases due to flood concerns
    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...
  • Lake Okeechobee water levels could stay below normal, despite summer rains

    Lake Okeechobee water levels could stay below normal, despite summer rains
    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. South Florida...
  • Tropical Storm Emily could bring South Florida water supply relief

    Tropical Storm Emily could bring South Florida water supply relief
    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...
  • Review of proposed Everglades Headwaters wildlife refuge to be released in August

    Review of proposed Everglades Headwaters wildlife refuge to be released in August
    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...
  • More than half of Everglades water conservation areas have gone dry during drought

    More than half of Everglades water conservation areas have gone dry during drought
    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...
  • Tougher South Florida watering rules resisted, despite drought concerns

    Tougher South Florida watering rules resisted, despite drought concerns
    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...
  • Reward offered for Florida panther killer

    Reward offered for Florida panther killer
    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...
  • Everglades wading bird nesting increases during drought

    Everglades wading bird nesting increases during drought
    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...