| Sep 13, 2014
Along 136th Avenue in western Davie, where spacious houses stand on wooded, multi-acre lots, the battle has begun against a particularly slimy and dangerous species that has invaded South Florida.
Eight workers used rakes, trowels and plastic bags to...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Two South Florida butterflies won federal protection as endangered species Monday, with wildlife managers planning to scorch their former habitats with fire to clear the way for the return of the plants they eat.
The Bartram's scrub-hairstreak and...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Los Dolphins de Miami se hacen cada vez más hispanos. Primero fueron Mark Anthony y Gloria y Emilio Estefan en su rol de dueños minoritarios; luego las fiestas celebrando la belleza de la herencia latina y ahora llega el legendario sándwich cubano y el...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 2:49 PM
Ten thousand acres of Everglades National Park will burn Tuesday, as the park attempts to destroy an infestation of plants from Asia and Africa that can kill native vegetation.
Unless bad weather forces a postponement, a helicopter will drop plastic...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 7:17 AM
An Everglades restoration progress report released Tuesday identifies signs of success as well as a long, expensive to-do list to save Florida's fading River of Grass.
Florida and the federal government are in the midst of a decades-long, multibillion-...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 2:40 AM
The shadowy cypress swamps and wide-open prairies of the western Everglades offer some of the most untamed country in South Florida.
But do they qualify for designation as wilderness, which carries the highest level of federal protection? The management...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 4:27 PM
South Florida sugar cane growers and other farmers once again met annual Everglades pollution reduction requirements, but environmental advocates say the state's standards aren't tough enough.
Growers in the vast Everglades Agricultural Area south of...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 11:46 AM
A high-priced reservoir proposed to boost Broward and Palm Beach County drinking water supplies may cost the public less, but not be as big as once planned, according to an updated plan.
Also, the water in the new reservoir could end up mingling with...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 4:43 PM
Concerns about too much suburbia spreading into Palm Beach County's Agricultural Reserve could trigger an inquiry into whether development pressures thwarted voter-approved preservation efforts.
The Palm Beach County-based Audubon Society of the...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Seniors, it is time to start saying goodbye to the halls you've walked for four years, the football field where you spent so many Friday nights, and the fluorescent-lit classrooms where you made friends, developed crushes and stayed for clubs after...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 4:28 PM
LAKE WORTH Willie Pyfrom has little patience for the politicians who want to rid classrooms of music.
At 78, he has taught band in Palm Beach County classrooms for 54 years. And he points to what he has produced, from some of the poorest communities...