| Dec 11, 2013
| 7:47 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's environmental lobby has amassed another $700,000 last month to help land a billion-dollar conservation constitutional amendment on next year's general election ballot.
Environmentalists from Audubon of Florida, the Trust for...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 6:56 PM
In his State of the Union address, President Obama unveiled policies he can implement by executive order, as well as several needing congressional approval. Among them:
• Create a retirement savings program for lower-income...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:48 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida voters will decide whether to dedicate hundreds of millions of tax dollars every year to land and water conservation when they cast their ballots this fall.
And the question of whether to legalize medical marijuana may also be...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 2:48 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- The environmental groups attempting to place a land conservation constitutional amendment before voters this year grossed another $162,700 last month, bringing their total spent on the effort to nearly $2.7 million.
The group, called...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 10:56 AM
Broward County commissioners will help determine the fate of a prime piece of beachfront land. The property is the Pompano Beach pier parking lot. The city and its Community Redevelopment Agency propose a commercial complex, including a hotel, on the...
| Feb 22, 2014
In the fall of 2012, Broward County became an official "Six Pillars" community, setting out a growth strategy for the next two decades as the county's population of 1.8 million is expected to grow further.
On Friday, Broward leaders reported the...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 5:50 PM
In an attempt to spruce up Hubbard Woods Park and attract more shoppers to downtown businesses, the Winnetka Park District is creating a master plan for the park and asking residents to help them with the design.
"It was right after World War II that it...
| Jan 27, 2014
With the Crenshaw/LAX light-rail line groundbreaking last week, Los Angeles now has three rail transit projects under construction — an example of how the city is leading the country in a rail renaissance. The "city that destroyed cities," as GQ...
| Nov 4, 2013
On Nov. 5, 1913, William Mulholland stood before a crowd of 40,000 people near San Fernando and unfurled an American flag, signaling the official opening of the Los Angeles Aqueduct. As water from the Owens Valley rushed through the spillway for the first...
| Jan 29, 2014
California's high-speed rail is one of the largest public works projects anywhere in the world. Like the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Area Rapid Transit, Interstate 5 and the California Aqueduct before it, high-speed rail has engendered opposition,...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 9:27 AM
Imagine a place a few miles from the shores of Long Island Sound where one can hike from dawn to dusk without leaving its borders. Where a series of high ledges dotted with small caves overlook a vast marsh that attracts thousands of migrating birds...