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Everglades

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  • South Florida butterflies win federal protection

    South Florida butterflies win federal protection
    Two South Florida butterflies won federal protection as endangered species Monday, with wildlife managers planning to scorch their former habitats with fire to clear the way for the return of the plants they eat. The Bartram's scrub-hairstreak and...
  • Fire in Everglades intended to kill non-native plants

    Fire in Everglades intended to kill non-native plants
    Ten thousand acres of Everglades National Park will burn Tuesday, as the park attempts to destroy an infestation of plants from Asia and Africa that can kill native vegetation. Unless bad weather forces a postponement, a helicopter will drop plastic...
  • Everglades report shows restoration progress, needs

    Everglades report shows restoration progress, needs
    An Everglades restoration progress report released Tuesday identifies signs of success as well as a long, expensive to-do list to save Florida's fading River of Grass. Florida and the federal government are in the midst of a decades-long, multibillion-...
  • Should Big Cypress get more protection?

    Should Big Cypress get more protection?
    The shadowy cypress swamps and wide-open prairies of the western Everglades offer some of the most untamed country in South Florida. But do they qualify for designation as wilderness, which carries the highest level of federal protection? The management...
  • State gets $2 million for conservation by selling Plantation land

    Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet on Tuesday quickly approved a proposal to sell 6.4 acres of vacant land in Plantation as part of an effort to bolster state funding for future land conservation. The sale of the land, owned by the state...
  • S. Plantation High solar car races in Texas

    After driving more than 360 miles between Texas highways and laps around the Texas Motor Speedway, South Plantation High School Solar Knights' solar car racing team brought home third place in their division for the 2014 Solar Car Challenge. The...
  • 'Survivor': Winter Park brothers compete

    When Winter Park brothers Drew and Alec Christy compete on “Survivor,” they say viewers will see them as they really are. Drew, 25, is a model and says his “overdose of confidence” works for him. “In the game, I didn’...
  • South Florida growers exceed pollution clean up goal, but standards questioned

    South Florida growers exceed pollution clean up goal, but standards questioned
    South Florida sugar cane growers and other farmers once again met annual Everglades pollution reduction requirements, but environmental advocates say the state's standards aren't tough enough. Growers in the vast Everglades Agricultural Area south of...
  • South Florida's peak cruise season nears kickoff

    South Florida's peak cruise season nears kickoff
    South Florida's peak cruise season is right around the corner and cruise lines are rolling out new food and beverage programs and dining and entertainment options to attract potential and repeat cruisers. During the busy October-through-April period,...
  • 'Common Ground' exhibit: Bat sounds and gator bones at FAU

    'Common Ground' exhibit: Bat sounds and gator bones at FAU
    To record the noise of bats in the Everglades, sound artist Gustavo Matamoros ventured out to the palmettos and pine trees of Long Pine Key at 3 a.m., an ultrasonic microphone in hand, and captured the sound of something he couldn't hear. The bats, who...
  • Reservoir for Broward, Palm Beach water could cost less

    Reservoir for Broward, Palm Beach water could cost less
    A high-priced reservoir proposed to boost Broward and Palm Beach County drinking water supplies may cost the public less, but not be as big as once planned, according to an updated plan. Also, the water in the new reservoir could end up mingling with...