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Lake Okeechobee

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  • Everglades testing ground proves attractive to animals

    Everglades testing ground proves attractive to animals
    First, an alligator wallowed out room for a nest. Then a daring turtle moved in. And a deer even stopped by to nose around the growing Everglades oasis. This multi-species time share is a tree island cultivated by scientists as part of a 10-year...
  • Snail population boom threatens Everglades restoration

    Snail population boom threatens Everglades restoration
    A snail invasion that is helping feed endangered birds also threatens to sabotage costly Everglades restoration. Millions of South American apple snails overwhelmed a stormwater treatment area in Wellington and devoured pollution-filtering plants in...
  • Everglades Foundation offers $10 million water pollution cleanup prize

    Everglades Foundation offers $10 million water pollution cleanup prize
    Everglades advocates are dangling a $10 million prize to motivate scientists and businesses to solve a water pollution problem plaguing South Florida. The Everglades Foundation on Monday unveiled a competition to find ways to remove excessive...
  • Big Sugar building proposal raises Everglades restoration concerns

    Big Sugar building proposal raises Everglades restoration concerns
    Everglades restoration could get torpedoed by a sugar industry push to allow new neighborhoods and shopping centers on 43,000 acres of farmland south of Lake Okeechobee, according to environmental activists. Dozens of environmental advocacy...
  • It's a good time to catch a snakehead

    It's a good time to catch a snakehead
    Capt. Alan Zaremba is known for leading his clients to lots of peacock bass, but he's also pretty good at putting them on snakeheads. Zaremba, of Hollywood, fishes throughout South Florida, as well as in South America, for peacocks, but right now is a...
  • Murphy will localize Congressional race

    One of the nation's few supposedly competitive congressional elections is looking uncompetitive. District 18 includes roughly the northern third of Palm Beach County, all of Martin and most of St. Lucie. Republicans hold about a two-percentage point edge...
  • Strong bass catches at Lake Okeechobee

    Strong bass catches at Lake Okeechobee
    Tournament anglers at Lake Okeechobee had some nice bass catches over the weekend. Randy Norton and Joe Moran caught 19.07 pounds Sunday to win the Bass-N-Fools club tournament on the Big O out of Belle Glade. Tom Trapani and Brandon Rose were...
  • Outdoors calendar

    Oct. 3-4: The seventh annual Mad Dog Mandich Offshore & Inshore Fishing Classic is out of Islamorada. The offshore entry fee is $450 and the inshore entry fee is $150 per angler. Proceeds benefit Mariners Hospital. The top offshore boat wins $5,000 and...
  • Drilling opponents to converge on Rick Scott's house

    ¬†Waving signs and carrying banners, opponents of oil drilling in the Everglades plan to converge on Gov. Rick Scott’s beachfront home in Naples on Saturday to demonstrate in favor of state limits on energy exploration. ¬†Environmentalists and...
  • Scary thought: Two Floridas better than one

    Scary thought: Two Floridas better than one
    If there can be a North Dakota and South Dakota, why not a North Florida and South Florida? It seems every few years I ask this question, because every few years secessionist sentiment flares up among some angry, grandstanding politicians. The latest...
  • Outdoors notebook

    Mandich tournament: The seventh annual Mad Dog Mandich Offshore & Inshore Fishing Classic is Oct. 3-4 in Islamorada. The offshore entry fee is $450 and the inshore entry fee is $150 per angler for those who register by Sept. 26, a savings of $50. Proceeds...