Posts Tagged ‘Water’

Toughen the Everglades Forever Act | Editorial

By the Sun Sentinel Editorial Board December 29, 2016 Sun Sentinel If the Legislature doesn’t update the Everglades Forever Act, it will take forever to save what remains of the Everglades. The Sun Sentinel’s Andy Reid reported recently that between 2011 and 2015, two Palm Beach County sugar farms totaling 1,200 acres discharged runoff that…

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NYTimes: Reeking, Oozing Algae Closes South Florida Beaches

By LES NEUHAUS New York Times July 1, 2016 STUART, Fla. — A rancid smell penetrated the front of Marisa and Duncan Baskin’s one-story house, which rests less than 100 feet from an inlet of the St. Lucie River in this tourist hamlet just inside the Atlantic coastline that bills itself as “America’s Happiest Seaside…

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Rising Seas Push Too Much Salt Into The Florida Everglades

By CHRISTOPHER JOYCE of WMRA (NPR) Published May 26, 2016 The Florida Everglades is a swampy wilderness the size of Delaware. In some places along the road in southern Florida, it looks like tall saw grass to the horizon, a prairie punctuated with a few twisted cypress trees. The sky is the palest blue. But beneath…

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Huge Hurdle on Lease Terms of U.S. Sugar Land

U.S. Sugar would continue farming on most of land until 2030. By Christine Stapleton Palm Beach Post Staff Writer When South Florida Water Management District officials recently explained why they don’t want to buy 46,800 acres of land from U.S. Sugar before the deal expires in October, they ticked off a list of engineering hurdles:…

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Tampa Tribute | Editorial: Historic contempt for voters

Years from now, history will cruelly judge this colossally dysfunctional Florida Legislature — but not primarily because of the Senate and House conflict over Medicaid, which caused Speaker Steve Crisafulli to abruptly adjourn early in a fit of pique. Granted, the action made the House leadership look ridiculous. But childish antics are not novel in…

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Convening Culture 2014

The Guardians of Martin County are proud sponsors of “Convening Culture 2014” in Vero Beach.  The event connects the arts with environmental conservation. Here are some photos from the day-long conference on January 29, 2014.

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