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  • Douglas C. Lyons: The Keys still hold the key to address sea-level rise

    Five years ago this December, I took a "climate-change" tour of the Florida Keys. It wasn't the most idyllic of excursions, even if it was time well spent away from the office. Seeing the impact rain and high tide can have on the Keys was eye-opening....
  • Allison DeFoor: For Florida's future, Amendment 1 a good bet

    I am not a liberal; just an Florida Cracker. That is why I am voting for Amendment 1, the Water and Land Conservation Amendment.  I support Amendment 1 because, without raising new taxes, it will enhance drinking water sources, manage fish and wildlife...
  • Florida's Everglades National Park an ecosystem in distress

    Florida's Everglades National Park an ecosystem in distress
    The first time I waded thigh-deep in the waters of the magical Everglades in south Florida, it seemed like nature's resting place, with an air of prehistoric tranquillity. Everything was still and heavy with humidity and unlike anywhere else I'd been. And...
  • 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...
  • State asking for Glades water plan help

    The state is asking the feds to develop an emergency high water action plan to maintain the Everglades ecosystem. High water causes serious threats to the diverse wildlife in the Everglades, including threatened and endangered species. "It's our...
  • Heather Harkavy lands first permit on fly

    Heather Harkavy lands first permit on fly
    It was a week of noteworthy catches for South Florida residents, starting with a rare permit on fly for 18-year-old Heather Harkavy, of Coral Springs. Permit are considered the toughest fish to catch on fly because they are so finicky. Although...
  • Enjoying the great outdoors -- without roughing it -- in Florida

    Enjoying the great outdoors -- without roughing it -- in Florida
    For those who love to get away from it all to enjoy the great outdoors — but definitely prefer to do so without roughing it — there is a trend that is growing in popularity: “glamping” or glamorous camping. Here are some options in...
  • Everglades and beach funds moving in Congress

    The Everglades and beach projects in Florida stand to gain from a money bill moving through the U.S. House.  The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday unanimously passed a spending bill for the fiscal year that begins in October, including $65.5...
  • Barbara Miedema, Robert Coker, Gaston Cantens: Sugar farmers are partners in restoration

    In the June 15 story, "Sugar industry accused of dodging Everglades clean-up costs," some of these accusers are the same special interests who have lauded the recent Everglades legislation. Florida Audubon's Eric Draper stood alongside farmers,...
  • Alligator Wrestling in Fort Lauderdale

    Alligator Wrestling in Fort Lauderdale
    "Seminole Stories: History of Alligator Wresting": The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum's Everett Osceola will teach the fine art of tackling a few scaly Florida Everglades predators into submission during a program Wednesday night at the Stranahan House (335 SE...
  • In Osceola, a bad environmental move could cost us all

    In Osceola, a bad environmental move could cost us all
    Over the past century, Florida has established a pattern. We foul the land — and then spend billions of taxpayer dollars trying to fix it. It is a wickedly costly cycle, one from which we rarely seem to learn. Yet we find ourselves at another such...