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  • Deadly citrus disease found on hybrid fruit tree in Hacienda Heights

     
    A deadly citrus disease carried by jumping plant lice has spread to California, posing risks to the state's $2-billion citrus industry and the backyard trees of suburbanites, state officials said Friday. U.S. Department of Agriculture officials had been...
  • Annual lament: Let's split into two Floridas

     
    Sigh, here we go again. The Legislature has approved student-led "inspirational messages" (euphemism for prayer) at school events, is trying to make it harder for women to get abortions and has shot down full-blown resort casinos in South Florida. In........
  • Lake Okeechobee hits lowest level since 2008

    Lake Okeechobee hits lowest level since 2008
    Lake Okeechobee, South Florida’s backup water supply, dropped to its lowest level since 2008 when its water level dipped Saturday below 10 feet above sea level. By Monday the lake hit 9.89 feet – 2 feet below normal and more than 4 feet below...
  • Three Palm Beach County cities face tougher watering rules due to drought

    Three Palm Beach County cities face tougher watering rules due to drought
    Lake Okeechobee’s continued water level decline is expected to trigger new once-a-week landscape irrigation limits for West Palm Beach water customers. The switch to stricter watering rules for homes and businesses would also apply to the town of...
  • Governor fills final vacancy on South Florida Water Management District board

    Governor fills final vacancy on South Florida Water Management District board
    The last vacancy on the South Florida Water Management District Board was filled Thursday when Juan Portuondo of Key Biscayne was sworn in to represent Miami-Dade County. Portuondo became Gov. Rick Scott’s sixth appointee to the nine-member board...
  • Water managers trying to avoid taking more Everglades water to ease drought

    Water managers trying to avoid taking more Everglades water to ease drought
    Water managers so far don’t plan to dip deeper into the Everglades to help ease South Florida’s water supply woes during the lingering drought. One of the South Florida Water Management District’s last-resort measures during past...
  • After a soggy Sunday, plenty of sun and heat this week

    After a soggy Sunday, plenty of sun and heat this week
    Following a Sunday drenching for parts of South Florida, expect another blazing hot week with lots of sun and isolated storms in the afternoons. Sunday proved to be stormy for parts of South Florida, where hail fell on both Coral Springs and Hialeah...
  • Recent rains still leave South Florida facing groundwater shortage

    Recent rains still leave South Florida facing groundwater shortage
    Even after brief relief brought by weekend rains, most South Florida water supplies remain well below normal – adding to the strain of a record-setting drought and manmade water problems. Groundwater monitoring wells in Broward and Palm Beach...
  • 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...
  • 5 years after Hurricane Wilma's devastation, state still bears scars

    5 years after Hurricane Wilma's devastation, state still bears scars
    Five years ago today, Hurricane Wilma ripped across Florida and into the record books as the third costliest storm in U.S. history, and the most damaging hurricane ever to strike Broward and Palm Beach counties. Tens of thousands of South Floridians lost...
  • 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...