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Everglades Restoration

'Staggering Failure' Threatens The Everglades

Sun Sentinel | ANDY REID | Posted 06.23.2014 | Miami

Federal officials Tuesday potentially derailed a nearly $2 billion plan intended to help the Everglades and curb coastal water pollution. The U.S. Ar...

Here's What Happened When One Everglades Canal Was Fixed

Sun Sentinel | David Fleshler | Posted 03.12.2014 | Miami

The blasts lit up the sky over the southern Everglades, with the glow visible from Miami. The testing of potential Apollo rocket engines by Aerojet Co...

Agency Okays Controversial Everglades Land Trade With Big Sugar

Sun Sentinel | ANDY REID | Posted 12.14.2013 | Miami

South Florida water managers have agreed to trade 8,700 acres of publicly-owned sugar cane land that was part of a controversial 2010 Everglades resto...

Rick Scott Reveals Plans For Everglades Bridge

AP | Posted 10.29.2013 | Miami

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott announced Wednesday that the state will spend $90 million to further hydrate the Everglades and help lessen ...

Clock About To Run Out On Federal Everglades Aid

Sun Sentinel | ANDY REID | Posted 08.15.2013 | Miami

A standoff between the state and federal government over a new Everglades restoration plan means time could run out on getting Congress to help pay fo...

Does New Law Tax Agriculture Enough To Save Everglades?

Sun Sentinel | ANDY REID | Posted 07.29.2013 | Miami

Big Sugar and environmental advocates alike Tuesday celebrated Gov. Rick Scott's signing of Everglades legislation aimed at getting more pollution-fig...

Big Sugar Gets Everglades Lease Extension

Sun Sentinel | ANDY REID | Posted 05.14.2013 | Miami

Big Sugar can stay longer but will have to start paying to farm taxpayer-owned land intended for Everglades restoration, according to a new lease deal...

The Latest Obstacle To Everglades Restoration

Sun Sentinel | ANDY REID | Posted 04.27.2013 | Miami

The good news is that there's a new plan in the works to restore water flows to the struggling Everglades. But the bad news is that the water might no...

SUED

Sun Sentinel | Kathleen Haughney and Andy Reid | Posted 04.10.2013 | Miami

TALLAHASSEE The Florida Wildlife Federation is suing Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet over Everglades restoration land deals that enable two major farm...

Finally, Some Good News For The Everglades

Posted 01.13.2013 | Miami

Finally there's some good news for the Everglades. A canal project has successfully begun to restore freshwater flows to Florida Bay and preserve...

Everglades: A 'Sweet' Deal For More Pollution?

Sun Sentinel | ANDY REID | Posted 03.12.2013 | Miami

Big Sugar land deals lumped into Florida's revamped Everglades restoration plan are raising concerns with environmentalists worried about prolonging w...

REALLY Bad News For Florida

AP | MATT SEDENSKY | Posted 08.21.2012 | Miami

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Little progress has been made in restoring the Everglades and the fragile ecosystem continues to be degraded as projects with...

Barely-Discussed Issue Resurfacing For GOP Candidates In Florida

AP | By MATT SEDENSKY | Posted 01.23.2012 | Green

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Four years after the GOP's rallying cry became "drill, baby, drill," environmental issues have barely registered a blip in th...

Why We Need to Protect the Soul of South Florida

Frank Mazzotti | Posted 01.29.2012 | Miami
Frank Mazzotti

Protect our environment and our economy, restore the Everglades. It simply makes good business sense to do so.

Florida Everglades Protection Effort Scaled Down To 1/9th The Size

AP | MATT SEDENSKY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

MIAMI — A historic effort to restore the dying Florida Everglades was scaled back yet again Wednesday, meaning the amount of land that will be p...