Latest Draining and development of the Everglades Stories

2008-06-24 06:02:31

By Curtis Morgan, The Miami Herald Jun. 24--The state of Florida is pursuing a blockbuster buyout of the biggest chunk of Big Sugar, the powerful agricultural industry whose pollution of the Everglades has made it a target of environmentalists for decades. Gov. Charlie Crist has scheduled a press conference Tuesday in Palm Beach County, where he's expected to outline a state proposal to purchase the U.S. Sugar Corp.'s vast holdings between Lake Okeechobee and the marshes of the...

2008-06-18 06:00:14

By Laura Isensee, The Miami Herald Jun. 18--South Florida can say hello, officially, to the rainy season as the gloomy skies and downpours that drenched South Florida Tuesday are likely to linger. "Definitely keep the umbrella," said National Weather Service meteorologist Dan Gregoria. On Wednesday, there is a 70 percent chance of rain for Miami-Dade and Broward counties, the National Weather Service said. Within minutes Tuesday afternoon, sprinkles turned to thunderstorms...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.