Hendry County

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    FPL Power Plant in Florida Panther Refuge Stymied by Seminole Lawsuit

    A state court judge last week blocked Florida Power & Light's plans to build an immense new gas-fired power plant in Hendry County, on environmentally sensitive, historically significant land that adjoins the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation. See also: Seminoles to Protest FPL Power Plant on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    Florida Panther's Return Spells Doom for Gladesmen

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Seminole to Protest FPL Power Plant on Earth Day

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    Problems at FPL's St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2014

    Cold Snap Coming Monday Night; Temps Expected to Be in the 30s

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    Broward Doctor Apparently Shot and Decapitated Ex-Wife, Overdosed Days Later

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Sixteenth Dead Panther of 2012 Killed By Cat-on-Cat Aggression

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Occupy Fort Lauderdale Releases Its "Declaration of Occupation"

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    Welcome to the Everglades Ranch Where FPL Might Build a Big-Ass Power Plant

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Controversial Herbicide Atrazine Will be Used Through At Least September

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    EPA Investigates Link Between Cancer and Atrazine, the Chemical Behind the Cane

    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 >>

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  • Blogs

    April 12, 2006

    See Prehistoric Giant Sloth Here!

    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 >>

  • News

    April 28, 2005

    Hollywood Sludge, Revisited

    A commissioner, his uncle, and a buffalo farmer from Oregon stink up the city's sewage operation

  • News

    July 8, 2004

    Cleaning It Up

    Not-so-cute Place Names

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    January 30, 2003

    Gamblin' Men

    Big-ticket casino deals plus a messy internal power struggle equals even more legal woes for the Seminole tribe

  • News

    January 13, 2000

    Night of the Living Heads

    What's it like to ring in the new millennium with 80,000 drug-addled Phish fans? Expensive. Noisy. Crowded. Uninspiring.

  • News

    December 30, 1999

    At Work in the Fields of the Lord

    Long hours. Low pay. Hardly any rights. It's the life of Palm Beach County's hidden underclass: migrant farm workers.

  • News

    March 25, 1999

    A Natural Alliance

    Buck Island Ranch is home to the threatened caracara, and it's a laboratory where ranchers and conservationists are learning to work together

  • News

    January 21, 1999

    Chute to Kill

    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.