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Everglades

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  • Water district property tax rate dropping again

    Water district property tax rate dropping again
    The property tax rate will drop again for the South Florida agency responsible for flood control and Everglades restoration. The South Florida Water Management District board on Thursday agreed to cut its tax rate for the third year in a row, despite...
  • SunRail-car crashes, storks, and Armstrong: Letters

    SunRail-car crashes Another car is caught in a railroad crossing while traffic engineers continue to "educate" the public or try to change long-existing traffic patterns ("SunRail train runs into SUV — no one injured," June 28). What we are...
  • Miami Beach angler captures World Cup

    A Miami Beach angler caught a 656-pound blue marlin late in the day Friday out of Kona, Hawaii, to win the 30th annual World Cup Blue Marlin Championship. The unique winner-take-all tournament has teams around the world fishing for eight hours for a blue...
  • All need to act to stop loss of wood storks in the Everglades

    Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced last month the federal decision to reclassify the American wood stork from endangered to threatened status. This, she said, "demonstrates how the Endangered Species Act can be an effective tool to protect...
  • 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...
  • Protecting coral reefs more important than extra $$$

    To dredge, or not to dredge. That is the question facing port cities in the US and beyond trying to stay on the manifest for the next big shipment. But in Florida there's some extra delicate cargo under the sea that we must protect. Our irreplaceable...
  • Everglades restoration efforts falling short, scientists say

    MIAMI Restoration work to repair Florida's ailing Everglades does not adequately address risks from climate change and rising seas, a comprehensive update by a panel of scientists said Friday. The assessment by the National Resource Council, mandated...
  • Online map shows wildfire risk in Florida

    Online map shows wildfire risk in Florida
    Want to know whether your home is next to a hot spot for wildfire? One of the easiest ways to find out is by checking a new map posted online that offers users the choice of searching by address or cruising via cursor across a neighborhood or region....
  • High school football and basketball players in action

    High school football and basketball players in action
    It's June, it's hot, but never too soon for a sneak peek at some of South Florida's top high school football and boys basketball talent. Sixteen teams representing schools from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties will compete in a Nike 7 on 7...
  • Douglas C. Lyons: Floridians need a little more honesty and true tax relief

    Ok, I'll admit it. I like talking about how govenment is supposed to work. From Everglades restoration and judicial diversity to hospital funding and the schoolhouse to jailhouse pipeline — I'm the one accused of killing too many trees in...
  • Half of Broward state reps elected unopposed

    Half of Broward state reps elected unopposed
    The race for a seat in the state House of Representatives is already over in half of the districts in Broward County. In five of the 14 districts that represent the county, Democratic legislators are returning to office unopposed. In a sixth, District...