Curing Florida's Algae Crisis Will Take Time, Money, ScienceThe toxic algae outbreak that has coated swaths of Florida's St. Lucie River with guacamole-like sludge is a man-made affliction, arising from political and economic decisions made over the past 140 years.
Water Management District Meets On Algae BloomsMitigating the impact algae blooms in more than half a dozen counties was discussed Thursday at a meeting of the South Florida Water Management District.
Army Corps To Reduce Lake Flow Fueling Algae BloomsThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to reduce the flow of water from Lake Okeechobee to help reduce the number of noxious algae blooms that have formed on the state's Treasure Coast.
State Of Emergency Declared Over Algae BloomsGovernor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency up the coast due to algae blooms which have been blamed on freshwater being released from Lake Okeechobee.
Judge: Charter School Not Required To Bus StudentsPointing to choices made by parents, a state judge has ruled that a Southeast Florida school district cannot require a charter school to provide bus transportation to students.
Health Officials Confirm Measles Case St. Lucie County ChildA case of the measles has been confirmed in St. Lucie County.
Safety Of Some Vans Questioned In Wake Of Florida CrashA specific type of van, that has raised safety alarms for many years, is now under the microscope as federal transportation officials are investigating a crash that killed eight members of a Florida church.
Immigrant Tuition, Abortion Bills Sent To ScottAfter drawing heavy debate during the spring legislative session, a measure is now on Gov. Rick Scott's desk that would allow undocumented-immigrant students to pay in-state tuition rates at Florida colleges and universities.
SFWMD: May Was Near-Average For Rainfall South Florida rounded out the month of May with a near-average amount of rainfall.
Dry Season A Little Too DryThe rainy season in South Florida is only weeks away, but it was a dry month of April with slightly below average rainfall totals according to South Florida Water Management District experts.
Gov. Scott Pledges $130M To Everglades Restoration Florida Gov. Rick Scott pledged $130 million on Wednesday intended for Florida's Everglades and South Florida waterways projects for the upcoming year.
Flood Of Trouble In Palm Beach County, Treasure CoastSchools are closed in Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie Counties Friday due to flooding. In addition, the Palm Beach County Emergency Management Office reports a portion of Interstate 95, between mm 56 and 60, is closed due to flooding.