Posts Tagged ‘Everglades Restoration’

Lawmakers act to curb “scary” trend in Everglades

Lawmakers act to curb “scary” trend in Everglades – but another danger lurks May 26, 2017 CBS News The Everglades is the largest wetland of its kind in North America, but it’s been under assault for generations by residential development, water diversion and pesticide runoff. Now, a massive proposal is one step closer to putting…

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Bill would expedite southern reservoir

Bill would expedite southern reservoir to curb Lake Okeechobee discharges By Tyler Treadway May 8, 2017 TC Palm U.S. Rep. Brian Mast will file a bill Thursday to expedite Everglades restoration projects, including a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee, he said in a news release Tuesday. His Everglades FIRST Act — it stands for Flow Increases Rely on…

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$2 Billion for Everglades not a silver bullet for toxic algae

By Jana Eschbach WPEC CBS 12  STUART (CBS12) — The President signed off on $2 billion Everglades restoration project this week, but will the money continue to flow south from Washington with the new President-elect? The funding took on a new sense of urgency this year when a toxic algae bloom in Lake Okeechobee poured into…

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Everglades’ water at risk from sea-level rise, scientists say

By Andy Reid December 15, 2016 Sun Sentinel Climate change and other hurdles mean it will take more water — and potentially more taxpayer money — to save the Everglades, according to new scientific findings released Thursday. The report to Congress warns that rising seas and warming temperatures are threatening to worsen damage already done…

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