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  1. Today's weather "wild card" will impact South Florida thunderstormsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 25 | Palm Beach Post

    An extensive layer of Saharan dust is wafting toward South Florida with wisps already hitting the Bahamas, forecasters said this morning. The National Weather Service in Miami said the leading edge of the dust plume should reach South Florida today, drying out levels of the atmosphere at about 5,000 feet and affecting afternoon showers.

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  2. Point of View: 2016 could become the - Dead Summer'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Palm Beach Post

    In March 2015, I greeted President Barack Obama at the Treasure Coast International Airport. In my hand was a bottle of dirty water from the St. Lucie River.

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  3. Scott's bid for federal emergency declaration over algae bloom deniedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | Palm Beach Post

    Scott didn't make his case that federal assistance under the Stafford Act is warranted, said Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Craig Fugate in a letter late Friday. Fugate is a former Florida emergency management chief.

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  4. Water managers decry algae misinformation as corps reduces harmful...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | Palm Beach Post

    The consequences of man's reroute of Florida's natural plumbing system culminated - again - Thursday at the steps of the South Florida Water Management District following an outbreak of blue-green algae in Treasure Coast waterways. Dozens of environmental activists and Glades-area residents packed the district's West Palm Beach board room to plead their cases on where to put the abundance of water bloating Lake Okeechobee.

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  5. Army Corps to reduce Lake O discharges againRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | Palm Beach Post

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced this morning it will reduce the discharges from Lake Okeechobee into the St. Lucie Estuary beginning tomorrow. The 44 percent reduction will mean 420 million gallons per day will flow into the estuary from 756 million gallons per day.

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  6. Wildlife officials called "tin-eared bureaucrats" over Lake...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | Palm Beach Post

    South Florida Water Management Executive Director Peter Antonacci penned a sternly-worded letter Friday, calling U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials "tin-eared bureaucrats" for trying to block plans to reduce algae blooms in the St. Lucie Estuary. The Wildlife Service is concerned that 10 snail kite nests are in danger because of the district's move to hold more water in Lake Kissimmee and the upper chain of lakes that flow into Lake Okeechobee.

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  7. Northern Palm Beach County thumbnailRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 8 | Palm Beach Post

    Maggy Hurchalla, tells listeners at Jupiter's Carlin Park on Friday that algae bloom is "Florida's Flint, Michigan." Toting signs and chanting "clean water now," more than 100 people braved scorching temperatures Friday afternoon in Jupiter to demand action to cleanup the algae blooms that started in Martin County two weeks ago.

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  8. Northern Palm Beach County thumbnailRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2016 | Palm Beach Post

    Supporters of a plan to buy about 50,000 acres to store water from Lake Okeechobee plan a rally Saturday, July 2, at 10 a.m. at Stuart Beach. We have sent you a verification email.

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  9. Why Florida's summer storms are unique, deadlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2016 | Palm Beach Post

    South Florida's easy sea breeze is a fresh afternoon lift on stale summer days , but it is an accomplice to a darker force. Lured ashore by the atmosphere's response to uneven heating of land and ocean, the sea breeze pushes warm moist air up, and up and up, building towering cumulous clouds whose innards roil with electrical charge.

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  10. What El Nino's death means for South FloridaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2016 | Palm Beach Post

    The El NiA o of 2015-2016 was once so strong it was dubbed "Godzilla" for its muscle-bound gales that bucked the ancient trade winds to cut down hurricanes in the Atlantic. But the atmospheric anomaly regaled for protecting Florida last year for an unprecedented 10th storm-free yea r has passed.

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  11. Are you a hurricane expert? As season begins, test your knowledgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2016 | Palm Beach Post

    June 1 was the official beginning of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season but with two named storms already come and gone, it could be argued Mother Nature got a little bit of a head start. 1. Hurricane Wilma was a Category 3 when it made landfall on the west coast of Florida Oct. 24, 2005.

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  12. Are you a hurricane expert? As season begins, test your knowledgeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2016 | Palm Beach Post

    Tomorrow is the official beginning of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season but with two named storms already come and gone, it could be argued Mother Nature got a little bit of a head start. 1. Hurricane Wilma was a Category 3 when it made landfall on the west coast of Florida Oct. 24, 2005.

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  13. Scott says mega-building is generating dollars that help Florida...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2016 | Palm Beach Post

    Florida's building boom, which followed Gov. Rick Scott's rollback of growth management laws, is alarming many community activists and environmentalists. But Scott sees the spread of mega-developments, from the Panhandle to the heart of panther habitat in Southwest Florida, as helping the state pay for widespread environmental problems facing the state.

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  14. Algae bloom in Lake Okeechobee contains toxins as discharges increaseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2016 | Palm Beach Post

    A large blue-green algae bloom in Lake Okeechobee was found to contain a high level of toxins by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection as water releases from the lake more than double into the St. Lucie Estuary. According to the Florida DEP, water sampled Monday from the lake at the Port Mayaca lock contained 24.4 micrograms per liter of the toxin microcystin.

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  15. Harmful Lake Okeechobee discharges to increaseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2016 | Palm Beach Post

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will increase flows from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie estuaries beginning Friday. The harmful freshwater flows have been steadily decreased or maintained this spring as a lack of rain allowed the lake level to lower.

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  16. Northern Palm Beach County thumbnailRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | Palm Beach Post

    Snook will reopen for harvest in Atlantic state and federal waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, on Sept. 1. Snook is also closed for harvest in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters, including Everglades National Park and Monroe County, through Aug. 31, reopening Sept.

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  17. Severe thunderstorms, flooding, 60-mph gusts expectedRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2016 | Palm Beach Post

    The National Weather Service in Miami is expecting strong to severe thunderstorms throughout South Florida late this afternoon through evening. While many of the storms will be focused inland and around Lake Okeechobee, forecasters said coastal areas should also be prepared for some of the stronger storms to bring wind gusts upwards of 60 mph, frequent lightning and localized street flooding.

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  18. Scientists fear Okeechobee algae bloom with spreadRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | Palm Beach Post

    Scientists worry that a large toxic algal bloom in Lake Okeechobee could spread through man-made canals to coastal estuaries like the Indian River Lagoon, according to a story published by Health News Florida. Paul Gray of Audubon of Florida said he bloom likely will spread as water managers send large amounts of water from the rain-swollen lake to the estuaries.

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  19. Lake Okeechobee rising, harmful discharges continueRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | Palm Beach Post

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced this morning that it will maintain the current level of freshwater releases from Lake Okeechobee into the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries. Recent rains mean the lake is filling up again.

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  20. PB County's sugar production is enough for 65 million people a yearRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2016 | Palm Beach Post

    When it comes to Palm Beach County agriculture, there are plenty of big numbers that tell its story, such as a half million acres in production. The vastness of the fertile fields around Lake Okeechobee often amazes people when they view them for the first time and even for the zillionth time.

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