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  • Audubon calls for three-year wind farm delay

    Audubon calls for three-year wind farm delay
    Audubon of Florida on Monday raised new concerns about a proposed wind farm that environmentalists contend poses a risk to migrating birds. Missouri-based Wind Capital Group proposes building 80 towering wind turbines across 16,000 acres of sugar cane...
  • 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...
  • South Florida water managers say tropical storm needed to boost Lake Okeechobee

    South Florida water managers say tropical storm needed to boost Lake Okeechobee
    Water managers may be the only ones rooting for a tropical storm to hit South Florida this year. Summer rains are raising drought-strained water levels throughout the region, but have failed to boost Lake Okeechobee back to normal levels. Lake...
  • 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...
  • 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&...
  • 5 reasons Democrats struggle to win Florida elections

    5 reasons Democrats struggle to win Florida elections
    With new party leadership, an advantage in voter registration, and a vulnerable Republican governor seeking re-election, Florida Democrats should be in a strong position, but the outlook isn't all that dazzling. Even though they outnumber Republicans in...
  • Moderate drought spreads across most of South Florida

    Moderate drought spreads across most of South Florida
    Most of South Florida is now at a high risk of seeing wildfires, and some water supplies are lower than normal, as moderate drought conditions have spread across Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Palm Beach County, which received enough rain to escape...
  • When Hollywood comes to small-town Florida

    'Mama Sees Stars' By Deborah Sharp. Midnight Ink, 327 pages, $14.95 A Hollywood company's invasion of a small town to film a major movie makes instant fodder for myriad plots. Think the comedy "State and Main." Fort Lauderdale author Deborah Sharp's...