| Sep 6, 2014
| 6:19 PM
WALLOPS ISLAND. Va. — Missions flown from the NASA base here have documented some of the most dramatic evidence of a warming planet over the past 20 years: the melting of polar ice, a force contributing to a global rise in ocean levels.
| Sep 8, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Five years ago, members of the Forest Preserves of Cook County, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and volunteers threw the first handfuls of seeds onto the Orland Grassland, kicking off a nearly $7.7 million restoration project aimed at re-creating the mix...
| Sep 20, 2013
Re "L.A. River's new flow chart," Sept. 14
As a longtime resident of Atwater Village, near the Los Angeles River, I am pleased with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for endorsing a restoration plan, albeit a modest one.
I understand its mission is...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:46 PM
TALLAHASSEE – The chairman of a Senate panel studying the Indian River Lagoon and South Florida waters wants to strip the federal government of the power to decide when to pump polluted waters out of Lake Okeechobee.
Sen. Joe Negron, the Stuart...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 1:10 PM
TALLAHASSEE — An influential state lawmaker says he is tired of his community being treated as the “septic tank” for Orlando and is pressing for more money to deal with damages from polluted waters flowing out of the rain-swollen Lake...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:51 AM
Everyone can enjoy free entry at national and Florida state parks to celebrate Veterans Day, observed Monday, Nov. 11.
Florida state parks: Fees are waived on Monday for everyone. Find a South Florida state park along with addresses and hours.
| Nov 14, 2013
| 6:45 AM
In a matter of days, the legal fight that has pitted tiny little Dania Beach against Broward County for years and years and years could end.
Tuesday night, Dania Beach unanimously approved a settlement with the county. The settlement moves to the County...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 12:02 PM
Last week: The death of former Mayor and Congressman E. Clay Shaw, Jr. is a tremendous loss. In a long and distinguished career, he personified a more civil style of public service. Clay Shaw was collegial, dignified, and honorable, and always did what he...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:42 PM
When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2005, more than 50 levees and flood walls gave way, sending tens of billions of gallons of water roaring into the city, causing horrific death and destruction.
Could that happen in another city...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 12:46 PM
Last week: We continue to see steady job growth and the recent Citrix hiring expansion of 200 jobs was another positive for Broward County. Our public and private/partnerships continue to focus on working together to expand our employment base. County and...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 11:36 AM
The City of Port Hueneme has called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to obtain emergency funding needed to replenish local beaches with sand before the rapidly eroding shoreline undermines roads and floods property, including harbor facilities....