Posts Tagged ‘Florida Everglades’

The Everglades Protected Us

By preserving our natural wetlands, the Everglades as the biggest, we are protecting ourselves from natural disasters. Celeste De Palma of Audubon Florida makes the case for speeding up restoration.

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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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The Reservoir Plan Will Help All of Us in Florida

Column: Protecting the Everglades with the reservoir plan will help all of us in Florida By Bob Martinez and Dominic M. Calabro April 24, 2017 Tampa Bay Times Florida’s Everglades is an American iconic national park known and revered throughout the world for its biodiversity. Floridians, regardless where they live, must join together to protect…

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House shouldn’t squander chance to help the Everglades

Lawmakers in Florida House shouldn’t squander best chance yet to help the Everglades By Miami Herald Editorial Board April 22, 2017 The Florida Senate gets it. As a result, Senate lawmakers have passed one of the most carefully crafted bills yet to ensure the health of the Everglades. As environmentalists, water-dependent businesses, economists and tourists…

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Help the Everglades, help the economy

Editorial March 18. 2017 Sun Sentinel Historic legislation to protect the Everglades and waterways throughout Florida continues to gain momentum in the Legislature. Not only should Tallahassee act this year, Tallahassee must act this year. Two committees have approved Senate Bill 10, which would provide money for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee. Approval in…

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Everglades Foundation: Restoration project would have $20 billion impact

By Susan Salisbury February 28, 2017 Palm Beach Post As the controversy over a proposal to purchase land for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee continues, Tuesday the Everglades Foundation released a 20-page study on the economic benefits of two other  proposed Everglades restoration projects. Senate President Joe Negron has proposed SB 10, which calls…

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The “willpower and commitment” behind protecting Florida’s Everglades

By CBS News / Jeff Glor December 22, 2016 CBS Morning News [The CBS News] ongoing series, “America the Beautiful,” celebrates 100 years of the National Park Service. In this installment, we take you to the Everglades. The Southern Florida swamp is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. CBS News correspondent Jeff Glor visited…

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