In case you forgot, it rained a crapload of buckets yesterday. Some places -- like Delray Beach -- reported as much as 11 inches of rain. And while the day is amazeballs gorgeous this early Friday afternoon, it's probably going to get nasty again very soon. Because, Florida!
Florida Agriculture Literacy Day was this week and, if you're like us, everything we read about makes us think of beer. So what better time to learn a little bit about it? After all, it's made of things you grow in nature, and possibly your backyard. Bill Manley, of Sierra Nevada brewing, lays it o ... More >>
Last year was a record year for Florida Panther deaths (26), which is a bummer. But the good news is that they've been getting it on with hot Texas pumas and making baby panthers. Then, on March 6, Gov. Rick Scott declared that the state would have a "Save the Florida Panther Day." Saturday is th ... More >>
An 84-year old woman, whose name has not yet been released, was airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center after she was found bleeding in a canal from an apparent alligator attack, according to the Lake County Sheriff's Office. The alligator apparently ripped her arm off in the attack. A man f ... More >>
Our brethren in Miami showed how you can kayak to Marlins Park or take the Metrorail to nowhere. But what if you just want a nice leisurely, relaxed, death-defying 17-mile bike ride from Fort Lauderdale to the Everglades and back? YOU'RE IN LUCK! We'll show you how! On the way, you'll see shitty inf ... More >>
Fire Ant -- an invasive species, tinged bright red, with an annoying, sometimes fatal bite --covers Palm Beach County. His column appears twice a week on The Pulp. Got feedback or a tip? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.If the Post Office goes belly up anytime soon, it won't be the fault of Mac ... More >>
Riverside Market's uncertain fate has had a lot to do with the parking lot next door; this spring, cafe owner Julian Siegel wanted to buy the empty lot from the city to expand the parking at his beer- and dog-friendly spot. But before he noticed, the plot was swept up by Jesse Gaddis -- one of the w ... More >>
Coming to a cattle ranch near you.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has extended the public comment period for a proposal to turn 150,000 acres of savanna ranch land north of Lake Okeechobee into the "Headwaters of the Everglades National Wildlife Refuge." The acquisition would cost $700 million ... More >>
The Everglades is too far gone for anyone to let it take its natural course. South Florida's entire inland economy depends on a water system that stays around the same level all year long, avoids flooding communities (cough, Weston, cough) that are stupidly built in the natural flow of water from ... More >>
Belle Glade is a small outpost nestled among the cane fields near the southeastern shore of Lake Okeechobee. "Muck City," as it's also called, houses a large number of the low-wage workers who tend the fields and produce America's largest supply of sugar cane.Courtesy Smithsonian American Art Museum ... More >>
Photo © London Permaculture/Flickr Yep, you heard that right. Waste Management Inc., the largest trash collector and processor in the United States, is opening up an organic recycling facility just south of Lake Okeechobee. The facility is designed to process food, yard waste, and clean wood int ... More >>
They just voted Sue Gunzburger the new Broward mayor to replace Ken Keechl. Hey, it was her turn. Commissioner Kristin Jacobs made a very lame motion for Gunzburger, saying that "when each jewel is allowed to shine, the whole crown shines." Yuck. Out with the old, in with the ... More >>
For more than a year, concerned families have been looking for answers about a disturbing trend of pediatric tumors and cancers around the Acreage, an unincorporated area between West Palm and Lake Okeechobee.Early this year, the Palm Beach County Health Department confirmed that a "cancer cluste ... More >>
The 99-year-old Erickson Farms in Canal Point opens its gates to the public on Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., for its annual Farm Tour. The free tour features rides among the mango groves -- 40 acres of them -- and around the other tropical trees growing on the other 20 acres.Kim Erickson, one of the ... More >>
South Florida employers might notice fewer sick days among their minions now that the World Cup is finally over. The Spain-over-Holland victory may be good news for the Boss Man, but not for those folks who finally understand what all the fuss is over "soccer." In other news: A Coral S ... More >>
Flickr: hbs34Tyrone Carter, celebrating the Steelers' 2009 Super Bowl victory over the Arizona CardinalsWhere do you start with the Tyrone Carter story? Probably in Pompano Beach, where he was one of five children in a three-bedroom home, raised by his grandmother because his parents had drug pr ... More >>
Flickr: zensartLake Okeechobee
Davenport shows off an ancient smoke-houseA bunch of Palm Beach County employees may be slated to become antiquated relics: Palm Beach County commissioners voted to eliminate the jobs of 141 county workers Monday, hoping what they save on salaries will help offset $133 million in lost property-tax r ... More >>
A lost art or a horrible slaughter? It's all in the eye of the hunter.
For bailing out Big Sugar, Charlie Crist gets a hero's medal. Sweet!
Coddle the Cows
Fort Liquordale Forever
Robb Tiller went from rags to riches and right back after 15 years spinning deals around the Seminole
Everglades Holiday Park
Ray Golden's hanging was a national curiosity. Maybe his legacy will be social justice.
In western Palm Beach County, the sugar harvest also brings a bumper crop of bunnies
High prices. Impressive gadgets. Even when it comes to terrorism, Boca is tops.
After a severely flawed trial, Michael Rivera was convicted of killing a little girl. New DNA evidence may help him.
Skydive America Palm Beach
Millionaire Charles Croffard Dockery dreams of creating a high-speed bullet train in Florida. Sound crazy? Wait until you hear the details.
Staggering unemployment, city hall ablaze, ashes falling like snow -- it must be South Bay
Florida Scenic Trail, Section Two
Former criminal-in-training Percy Campbell reclaimed his life and now illuminates a better way to handle hard-core juvenile delinquency
Buck Island Ranch is home to the threatened caracara, and it's a laboratory where ranchers and conservationists are learning to work together
Why is Stuart's revered black superlawyer, champion of the little guy, defending Big Sugar against its own workers? Money.
Fort Lauderdale to Lake Okeechobee by levee
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.
The CDC is trying to determine what the residents of downtown Belle Glade already know -- that poverty, drugs, and prostitution are bad for your health
Tracking animals in the Everglades is a tiring, maddening business. Which is just how a decreasing number of hunters like it.
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