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  • Everglades' levee fails to meet federal standards

    Everglades' levee fails to meet federal standards
    New flood control concerns are surfacing about the 60-year-old, earthen levee that keeps the Everglades from swamping South Florida communities spread across former wetlands. The Broward County portion of the East Coast Protective Levee fails to meet...
  • Delayed Everglades restoration prompts Palm Beach County leader to question state, federal 'courage'

    Delayed Everglades restoration prompts Palm Beach County leader to question state, federal 'courage'
    Frustrated with stalled Everglades restoration, Palm Beach County Commission Chairwoman Karen Marcus contends that federal and state officials lack the "courage" to get it done. One year ago, Palm Beach County imposed a moratorium on new rock mines...
  • July rains helping Lake Okeechobee's water supply strain

    July rains helping Lake Okeechobee's water supply strain
    Lake Okeechobee’s water level crept back to 10 feet above sea level on Thursday, offering another sign of South Florida’s improved water supply situation thanks to a July drenching. After the driest October-to-June stretch on record, July...
  • Pernell McPhee could fill Ravens' rush order

    Pernell McPhee could fill Ravens' rush order
    Editor's note: This is the third in a series of profiles on Ravens draft picks whose first months as professionals have been disrupted by the NFL lockout. Coming next Sunday, Tyrod Taylor. When Pernell McPhee arrived on campus at Itawamba Community...
  • Audubon blames water management decisions for Lake Okeechobee water supply violation

    Audubon blames water management decisions for Lake Okeechobee water supply violation
    Despite relief from recent rains, Lake Okeechobee water levels dropped too low for too long this year and violated state standards intended to protect the environment, according to Audubon of Florida. Water management decisions combined with this year&...
  • Extreme drought conditions reach Broward

    Extreme drought conditions reach Broward
    Broward County has joined Palm Beach County in the extreme drought department, the National Weather Service in Miami said. Between Oct. 31 and March 3, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport – one of Broward’s primary weather...
  • The 1910s: A time of commerce, pioneer farmers and wild boat parties

    This was the decade when the frontier town of Fort Lauderdale became the center of the region's burgeoning commerce. Its early and naive efforts at mercantilism involved the exploitation and destruction of what is now recognized as a vital environmental...
  • No rain in forecast, as South Florida dries out

    No rain in forecast, as South Florida dries out
    On the surface, it looks like a great forecast: Warm, sunny days straight through early next week. The problem is we need rain in South Florida — bad. The South Florida Water Management District on Tuesday declared the region is under a water...
  • Strong storms could arrive by this evening

    Strong storms could arrive by this evening
    In addition to being hot, we might see some severe storms by this afternoon or evening. Some storms could even spawn tornadoes, the National Weather Service in Miami said. A tornado watch has been issued for Palm Beach County through 1 p.m. today....
  • 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...
  • 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...