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  • Reel Line wins 'Walk On Water' tournament

    Reel Line wins 'Walk On Water' tournament
    Reel Line made Saturday's "Walk On Water" Salt Water Fishing Tournament a family affair. Jason Miller and his sons Chris, Jared and Brian won top boat honors as well as several other categories in the 14th annual tournament put on by the St. Coleman's...
  • Rising Lake O triggers more draining

    Rising Lake O triggers more draining
    Rising water levels are triggering more discharges of Lake Okeechobee water out to sea due to flood control threats, federal officials said Friday. The Army Corps of Engineers announced that it would boost the amount of Lake Okeechobee water drained into...
  • House bill provides millions for Everglades, Indian River Lagoon

    An appropriations bill passed by the U.S. House late Thursday would provide $65.5 million for Everglades restoration, including $38 million to restore the polluted Indian River Lagoon.  The project is especially important to parts of northern Palm Beach...
  • Florida gets $2 million to conserve lands

    Florida received $2 million of federal land conservation money on Tuesday to help protect wilderness areas, create parks and shelter public spaces from urban development while preserving the natural environment. The announcement came in advance of a...
  • Numbers indicate endangered bird rebounding

    Numbers indicate endangered bird rebounding
    Life is getting better for the Goldilocks of the Everglades. After years of droughts pushing water levels too low or floods pushing water levels too high, more recent conditions have been just right for the ever-sensitive bird of prey known as the...
  • Sports TV and radio: Sunday's 7/6 log (updated Saturday PM with NASCAR update)

    6 a.m.    Fishing: Bassfest at Chickamauga Lake (d.).--ESPN2 6 a.m.    Cycling: Tour de France stage 2 (York to Sheffield, England).--NBCSN 7:30 a.m.    Golf: French Open final round (in Paris).--Golf 9 a.m.    Tennis: Wimbledon (primarily men’s...
  • Wood stork's 'threatened' status causes controversy

    The nation's premier advocate for wild birds supported authorities when they eased protections for bald eagles and other species in past years. But the move last month by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to downgrade safeguards for wood storks,...
  • South Florida tops for deadly lightning strikes

    South Florida tops for deadly lightning strikes
    With its summers packed full of thunderstorms, South Florida sees more lightning deaths than any other region in the United States – 97 victims in the past 55 years. Most of those fatalities occurred in June, July and August, showing that...
  • Big Sugar should pay cleanup costs

    Leaders of Florida's sugar companies, responding to Andy Reid's recent story about taxpayers shouldering the costs of cleaning up the Everglades, objected to my description of the "ugly" legislative process that led to Gov. Rick Scott's signing of HB 7065...
  • Extreme kayak tournament has record field, good catches and a close call

    Extreme kayak tournament has record field, good catches and a close call
    Michael Wood was the big winner in Saturday’s Extreme Kayak Fishing Summer Slam Part 1 tournament out of Pompano Beach, but top junior angler Hunter Irvine might have had the most exciting catch. Wood, who fishes on the saltwater tournament team...
  • Paddle Florida's other National Wild and Scenic River

    It's well-known that our very own Wekiva River is designated a National Wild and Scenic River, great for kayaking and canoeing. Just one other Florida river has such a designation: the Loxahatchee River, two hours south of Orlando. It's a river dark...