Latest Lake Okeechobee Stories

2008-12-16 15:16:03

The cost of a $1.34 billion Florida land deal with U.S. Sugar Corp.

2008-10-09 15:00:19

The tumultuous economic environment has put wrinkles in a $1.75 billion environmental purchase in Florida, officials said. The state's June proposal to purchase 187,000 South Florida acres from U.S.

2008-09-30 08:20:00

The Florida Everglades are in peril, according to a study that found a multibillion-dollar effort to restore the vast wetland is failing.

2008-08-26 03:00:31

By Anonymous Florida Gov. Charlie Grist announced recently plans to purchase property owned by a sugar mill that could result in the restoration of the Everglades-the largest ecological restoration in U.S. history, according to some environmental groups. The state would pay U.S.

2008-08-05 03:00:24

By Andy Reid, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Aug. 5--July rainfall brought an above-normal soaking, but South Florida water managers say that still wasn't enough to ease watering restrictions.

2008-08-02 21:00:11

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. _ New islands, rising from Lake Okeechobee like a bass fisherman's version of Atlantis, could become a tourist-attracting, economic alternative for the Florida city of Pahokee's life after U.S. Sugar. The state's proposed $1.75 billion buyout of U.S.

2008-07-31 03:00:28

By Andy Reid, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 31--In the midst of the state's buyout negotiations with U.S. Sugar, a coalition of environmental groups on Wednesday called for a moratorium on development that could create new obstacles to Everglades restoration.

2008-07-30 15:00:40

A federal judge in Miami has struck down key parts of a controversial Florida law that contained a revised schedule for cleaning up the Everglades. U.S.

2008-07-28 15:00:35

By Susan Salisbury, The Palm Beach Post, Fla. Jul. 27--Residents around Lake Okeechobee are worried about the impact of the proposed buyout of U.S. Sugar Corp. on their economies. Now there's a Web site dedicated to them: www.protectflowwayfamilies.org. Gov.

2008-07-25 03:00:00

By Andy Reid, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 24--After another lawn-soaking, puddle-producing summer storm rolls through, familiar taunts rain down on the top forecaster for the South Florida Water Management District.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.