| Aug 24, 2011
| 8:02 AM
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,...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 12:56 PM
Dried-out portions of Lake Okeechobee burned Wednesday as wildfires spread across exposed lake bed.
Fires suspected to have started with a lightening strike Tuesday night spread through dried-out marshes along the northwestern portions of the lake,...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 8:16 AM
Lake Okeechobee water levels are getting a big boost from recent heavy rains, which could help but not solve South Florida’s water supply strain.
The lake, South Florida’s primary backup water supply, is expected to rise as much as two feet...
| 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...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 2:46 PM
Wildfires burning on Lake Okeechobee’s exposed lake bed could end up helping drought-strained wildlife habitat.
While it may seem weird to see fire spreading across land usually covered by water, wildfires are a natural part of Florida’s...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 11:18 AM
South Florida water levels keep rising, but that doesn’t mean drought-triggered watering restrictions for homes and businesses are going away any time soon.
Heavy October rains have boosted water levels from the Everglades to Lake Okeechobee as...