Large swaths of undeveloped land east of Golden Gate Estates, including 4,000 acres once slated to be a new town, might be transformed into a group of smaller villages, a move that has drawn concern from some environmentalists.
Heavy rain over and around Lake Okeechobee can spell trouble for South Florida’s decades-old flood control systems. With Hurricane Dorian’s projected path potentially crossing north of the massive lake, rain and runoff are likely to raise water levels and pressure on the aging dike that rings Lake O.
From the verdant trails of the Gordon River Greenway it’s a matter of yards to Freedom Park, with its own nature walk and wetland preserves. But for pedestrians, it might as well be a gulf. Momentum is building to bridge that gulf, literally, by dusting off a plan that’s been on the shelf for a few years.
A slow-moving flood of polluted Mississippi River water is causing serious damage to Gulf species, and a major storm threatens to make it worse. As fishermen deep in the Louisiana bayou, Kindra Arnesen and her family have faced their share of life-altering challenges in recent years.
Getting you through Transportation Security Administration faster as part of its airport expansion. Southwest Florida International Airport will work on getting airport security to meet growth and demand. That means a new plan to make checkpoints more efficient.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has detected blue-green algae in Moorings Bay in Naples. Stephanie Molloy, the city's natural resources director, said the algae originated in Swan Lake, which discharges into Moorings Bay.