| Oct 7, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Florida's geology, topography, and watercourses are unlike any other state's in the nation, dominated by vast flood plains along the coast and countless bodies of water — virtually all connected underground by our precious aquifer system through...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 4:38 PM
Sugar industry building plans threaten to get in the way of Everglades restoration and could create flooding hazards, according to state regulators.
The South Florida Water Management District and Florida Department of Environmental Protection are...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 12:04 PM
A tough choice over Central Florida's water future is unfolding now as the giant Deseret Ranches proposes to dam a pair of creeks, an idea rejected long ago by state officials as environmentally unacceptable.
Osceola County and Deseret Ranches are...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 5:34 PM
An environmental study released Monday on the Route 460 realignment project points to major differences in cost and wetlands impacts between the original proposed route and simply improving the existing roadway.
The draft Supplemental Environmental...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 6:40 PM
Can street flooding be crowdsourced?
Apparently so, as the Norfolk-based environmental group Wetlands Watch hones its Sea Level Rise app to enable the public to issue and receive real-time alerts about waterlogged streets.
When the app launches in a...
| May 14, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Metropica, a $1 billion project with enough square feet to hold 70 football fields, will change the skyline of western Broward with buildings up to 30 stories — the tallest in Sunrise.
Sitting as the city's Local Planning Agency, commissioners...
| May 28, 2014
| 5:23 PM
Federal officials gave a major boost Wednesday to the city's plans to turn the Los Angeles River into an urban oasis for recreation and an inviting locale for new commercial and residential development.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it has...
| May 29, 2014
| 4:08 PM
With new backing from the federal government, city officials celebrated a step forward Thursday for a $1-billion plan to revitalize a strip of the Los Angeles River.
After originally pushing for a cheaper $453-million plan, the U.S. Army Corps of...
| May 30, 2014
The decision by the Army Corps of Engineers to proceed with a more expansive remake of a stretch of Los Angeles River creates a historic opportunity: It allows the city to reorient itself away from 20th century development patterns and toward a greener...
| May 24, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It was finally starting to feel a little bit like summer, and Crystal de Jesus wanted to spend her day off relaxing at the beach. But after a long bus ride to the Rockaways, she was dismayed to find bulldozers noisily pushing sand on the beach, the...
| May 24, 2014
| 2:00 PM
City engineers, public works officials and developers stood on a hilltop just north of downtown on a recent weekday and gazed at a low-lying railroad yard dotted with weeds on the far side of the Los Angeles River channel.
To the uninitiated, it was a...