Jack Laban swears a cat was out here raising hell just this morning. Mosquitoes slurp blood through the 94-year-old shirtless Gladesman's baggy skin as he hobbles across a landfill of empty Pepsi cans and settles into a folding chair. The former Miami plumber with a full head of white hair uses a ro ... More >>
Under the banner of environmental preservation and with leading participation by the Independent Traditional Seminole Nation, Earth Day will see protests against FPL's plans for a power plant in the Everglades on the border of the Big Cypress Reservation. See also:Welcome to the Everglades Ranch Wh ... More >>
Yesterday, 80 environmental activists from Earth First! protested at the Juno Beach headquarters of Florida Power & Light. Their mission was to bring attention to a proposed power plant in Hendry County. But there's another concern about FPL: possible problems at the nuclear plant in St. Lucie. Tu ... More >>
Better cut down all the palm trees on your block and build a fire in your living room, because it's going to be cold tonight. A cold snap is expected to hit South Florida on Monday evening into Tuesday morning, which means you can bust out the pajama pants at night and those winter boots for work ( ... More >>
Albert T. Lambert, a 52-year-old emergency room doctor at Florida Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, overdosed on drugs yesterday just before police could arrest him for the murder of his ex-wife, Kimberly Lindsey, a nurse at Bak Middle School of the Arts in West Palm Beach. Police records also ment ... More >>
See also "Urban Sprawl Kills Endangered Florida Panthers"The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission this week recovered a "heavily scavenged" panther carcass, marking the sixteenth dead panther recorded by state officials this year. The endangered predator was found on a pi ... More >>
Almost three months after the first "Declaration of Occupation" was released by an Occupy camp -- the first one from the Occupy Wall Street outfit -- Occupy Fort Lauderdale has now aired its list of grievances.The 40 complaints are divided into four sections in the document, including sections on ... More >>
Welcome to our new blog series "Holy Crap, That's Big," where we write about humongous things going up in South Florida and the people behind them. Today's item: a proposed fossil-fuel power plant in the middle of the Everglades.It's a quiet, open hunting preserve right now, but if power demand c ... More >>
Flickr: Loz FlowersSugar Cane Atrazine = BFF?Farmers equate saying goodbye to atrazine to depleting Floridian agriculture. But a growing number of scientists believe atrazine, an herbicide widely used to remove weeds and promote the growth of cash-crop sugar cane, may cause cancer and birth def ... More >>
Flickr: parhessiastesSugar Cane: Harmless plant or serious accomplice?These years have not been kind to the proverbial Floridian wallet: If Madoff didn't take your money, then Rothstein probably did, and good luck selling that 4-bedroom for more than the price of a Lego pirate ship. Now, Florida' ... More >>
The Palm Beach Post and Sun-Sentinel both ran with the giant sloth story on their front pages this morning. The stories, by Tim O'Melia and Peter Franceschina, respectively, both did the job telling of the find of ancient bones in the muck of the Everglades in Hendry County. It was about as good as ... More >>
A commissioner, his uncle, and a buffalo farmer from Oregon stink up the city's sewage operation
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Big-ticket casino deals plus a messy internal power struggle equals even more legal woes for the Seminole tribe
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Long hours. Low pay. Hardly any rights. It's the life of Palm Beach County's hidden underclass: migrant farm workers.
Buck Island Ranch is home to the threatened caracara, and it's a laboratory where ranchers and conservationists are learning to work together
In October a skydiver named Mike McDonald made a fatal leap. He was the third client of Skydive Palm Beach to die in a year.