April 19, 2014

Environment

Portrait of a Broken Lake

Forget the drought. Lake Okeechobee’s problem is too much water, not too little. Fixing it will cost as much as the multibillion-dollar plan to replumb the Everglades south of the lake. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2007

Trendsetters: Environment, Engineering

Stephen R. Miller, MSCW; Loretta Cockrum, Foram Group; Jack Finn, HNTB; Jennifer Porter, LBFH Read more »
Published on 9/1/2007

Report: History of Lake Okeechobee

Lake Okeechobee is called the system under siege. For the first 6,000 years of its life, the massive lake was unfettered. But that changed once developers began building nearby. Watch as Trend's Mike Vogel shares what life's been like on the lake. All is Read more »
Published on 9/1/2007

Tour: Florida's Limestone Mines

Construction of everything from roads to homes involves limestone and sand. Many of these ingredients of cement are mined here in Florida and is one of the state’s key industries. Take a look at some of the state's mines. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2007

Voices of Lake Okeechobee

Meet a farmer, an activist, an environmentalist, the fish finders, the immigrants and the berm buster, the people who are at odds. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2007

Where Will Lake O's Water Go?

Historically, the lake was a third larger than it is today. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2007

Cross Currents

A plan to revitalize the Miami River has put the marine industry on a collision course with developers. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2007

Changing Tides

Sea level rise associated with climate change could significantly reshape the coastal habitat... Read more »
Published on 7/1/2007

Dry Counties

Brown golf courses. Record low levels in Lake Okeechobee. For the first time, once-a-week lawn watering restrictions in Broward and Palm Beach counties... Read more »
Published on 7/1/2007

Water Fight

Buddy MacKay, who oversaw water and growth management for two terms as lieutenant governor under the late Gov. Lawton Chiles, sees a 21st century conflict gearing up in his part of the state. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2007

Protection

For decades, highly populated areas like Hillsborough County and Pinellas County have operated taxpayer-funded land-buying programs to protect environmentally sensitive lands. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2007

Green Commitment

In a nod to energy conservation and resource preservation, the University of Miami has signed the Talloires Declaration of the Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2007

Backbone

From its enactment in 2001, the plan to restore what remains of the Everglades has been a vehicle with a lot of moving pieces. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2007

Adapting

Can Florida become a model for how U.S. states adapt to climate change? Read more »
Published on 4/1/2007

Who's Lesley Blackner?

Meet the woman whose ideas are hated by every business group in Florida. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2007

Algae Alert

Researchers are tracking a stubborn algae bloom in southern Biscayne Bay. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2007

New Stormwater Rules on Tap

Florida regulators are behind the times in allowing for water-saving, less-polluting techniques such as pervious concrete, narrower streets, green roofs and swales. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2007

Going Green

Water-supply woes, energy costs and environmental concerns are pushing green building practices into the mainstream in Florida. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2007

Environmental Services

Restoration projects are 'no longer a niche.' Read more »
Published on 1/1/2007

Dirty Work

St. Lucie could become the nation's first county to use technology that vaporizes landfill waste. County officials gave the nod to Atlanta-based Geoplasma to fund and build a $425- million facility that uses plasma arcs to turn waste into electricity. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

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