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Everglades

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  • In Audubon vs. Osceola, a good environmental deal

    A few months ago, Osceola County made a remarkably bad decision – something with the potential to foul the Everglades ecosystem and waste gobs of taxpayer dollars. But this week, the county did something even more remarkable … it fixed...
  • June wetter, stormier than usual

    June wetter, stormier than usual
    The unusually stormy pattern that soaked South Florida in the past few days should ease in the coming week, with more sun throughout the day. But don't expect the thunder-boomers to vanish anytime soon. June is historically South Florida's stormiest and...
  • Broward bond project could benefit western schools

    Broward bond project could benefit western schools
    An $800 million Broward school bond proposal initially designed to fix old crumbling schools may also ease crowding in newer schools in the west. The most expensive project on a proposed list released this weekend isn't a leaking roof, faulty air...
  • Legislature narrowly votes to send Gov. Rick Scott higher speed-limit bill

    Legislature narrowly votes to send Gov. Rick Scott higher speed-limit bill
    TALLAHASSEE РDespite impassioned critics from both parties, the Florida Legislature passed a plan Wednesday to green-light higher speed limits on some interstates. The controversial bill passed in the House by a one-vote, 58-56 margin, and now...
  • Amateur explorers find historic fort in Everglades

    Amateur explorers find historic fort in Everglades
    It was one of several forts the U.S. Army built in South Florida in the 1800s, allowing soldiers fighting the Seminole Wars to rest and regroup. Fort Harrell was one of the more obscure outposts, wedged into a rugged swamp area, accessible mainly by...
  • FAU honors Cherokee, Everglades leaders

    One advocates for Cherokee Indians, the other for the Everglades. Florida Atlantic University is giving both honorary doctorates today. Jim Henson , a former tribal chief of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, is being honored for helping FAU...
  • After years buried in Everglades, another warplane mystery solved

    After years buried in Everglades, another warplane mystery solved
    Hidden in the dense sawgrass or buried in the deep muck of the Everglades are the mysterious wrecks of numerous aircraft. Some were drug planes that fled federal agents, others were private aircraft that ran into trouble or vintage warplanes that...
  • Solving mystery of 'Lost City' in Everglades

    Solving mystery of 'Lost City' in Everglades
    Deep in the Everglades is Lost City, a place where mobster Al Capone reportedly produced moonshine to keep a nearby saloon jumping in the 1930s. Before that, during the Civil War, about 30 to 40 Confederate soldiers hid out there until they were...
  • Bulletin Board

    Thursday Art exhibit, "A Chaos of Photography," wildlife and landscapes photographed by Carol Jankuv, Spanish River Library, 15601 Spanish River Blvd., Boca Raton. View during library hours, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday and Wednesday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday,...
  • Palm Volleyball Preview

    Last year was a season of "this close" for Palm Beach County volleyball teams. Jupiter was "this close" to a state title, losing to eventual 8A champion Winter Park in the final four. Boca Raton was "this close" too, only losing to Jupiter....
  • Broward to dig deeper at Port

    Broward to dig deeper at Port
    The most expensive piece of real estate in Broward County must lie at the bottom of Port Everglades. That's where officials are going to spend $18 million to buy an extra foot of clearance for ships. Broward county commissioners voted unanimously...