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SFWMD considers Lake O backpumping proposal

South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has two important meetings coming up in August to consider a proposal to backpump…

Bold leadership needed to protect Caloosahatchee and Everglades

The past six years, drought has seriously impacted Caloosahatchee water quality and devastated estuarine and freshwater habitats – habitats that…

3 Florida environmental groups sue Army Corps over algae blooms

NAPLES — The fight to stem devastating algae blooms in the Caloosahatchee River has landed in court. Three environmental groups…

Slime-covered river prompts Florida environmental groups to sue Corps of Engineers

A coalition of environmental groups is suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, arguing that the way the agency dumps…

U.S. interior secretary urges continued Everglades commitment

LOXAHATCHEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE — Shortly after Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar stepped off an air-boat on Wednesday and…

Despite progress, White House worried about “U-turn’’ in Ever

From a helicopter over Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar took in…

Salazar: GOP budget ‘death knell’ for conservation

LOXAHATCHEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Wednesday that budget proposals by congressional Republicans could amount to…

Everglades gets fighting chance

Ailing after a decade of broken deals, choking, invasive exotic plants, runoff from sugar and other farms, federal lawsuits, and…

Judge shuts some Big Cypress trails to swamp buggies

A federal judge ordered trails in part of Big Cypress National Preserve closed to swamp buggies and other off-road vehicles…

Florida panther sensors in Collier County under the ‘scope

A research team is gearing up to monitor panthers along a section of U.S. 41 in Collier County. The team…

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