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Everglades

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  • Ban more snakes, advocate urges

    Two years ago, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service banned the import and sale of Burmese pythons and three other species of non-native snakes that have disrupted sensitive ecosystems, especially Florida's Everglades. Now the agency is considering banning...
  • Ban more snakes, advocate urges: Front & Center

    Two years ago, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service banned the import and sale of Burmese pythons and three other species of non-native snakes that have disrupted sensitive ecosystems, especially Florida's Everglades. Now the agency is considering banning...
  • Venezuelan man charged in Miami with fish and coral smuggling

    MIAMI (Reuters) - A Venezuelan man charged with smuggling more than 100 specimens of fish and live coral out of the United States in his luggage faces five years in prison and a $250,000 fine after he was arrested trying to board a plane from Miami to...
  • Miami acusa a venezolano de contrabando de peces y corales

    MIAMI (Reuters) - Un hombre venezolano acusado de contrabandear más de 100 especimenes de peces y coral vivo fuera de Estados Unidos en su equipaje se enfrenta a cinco años en prisión y una multa por 250.000 dólares, después de que fue arrestado al...
  • Numbers indicate endangered bird rebounding

    Numbers indicate endangered bird rebounding
    Life is getting better for the Goldilocks of the Everglades. After years of droughts pushing water levels too low or floods pushing water levels too high, more recent conditions have been just right for the ever-sensitive bird of prey known as the...
  • Online map shows wildfire risk in Florida

    Online map shows wildfire risk in Florida
    Want to know whether your home is next to a hot spot for wildfire? One of the easiest ways to find out is by checking a new map posted online that offers users the choice of searching by address or cruising via cursor across a neighborhood or region....
  • Everglades Elementary celebrates cultural diversity

    The western communities' Everglades Elementary School ended this school year celebrating literacy and multicultural diversity with more than 800 visitors attending the school's first Multicultural Literacy Extravaganza May 20. Families had their...
  • Invasive lizards threaten Florida's turtles, alligators

    MIAMI (Reuters) - An invasive lizard first spotted in southern and central Florida about a decade ago has become the latest concern for wildlife officials after the four-foot-long, black-and-white tegu was caught on video stealing alligator and turtle...
  • Controversy spreads over Everglades oil drilling

    Controversy spreads over Everglades oil drilling
    Alarmed by the spread of oil drilling in the Everglades, environmental activists and some lawmakers are pressing for stricter regulation of the energy industry and a state ban on new fracking-like techniques that blast open oil deposits near Florida's...
  • Amateur explorers find historic fort in Everglades

    Amateur explorers find historic fort in Everglades
    It was one of several forts the U.S. Army built in South Florida in the 1800s, allowing soldiers fighting the Seminole Wars to rest and regroup. Fort Harrell was one of the more obscure outposts, wedged into a rugged swamp area, accessible mainly by...
  • Wood stork's 'threatened' status causes controversy

    The nation's premier advocate for wild birds supported authorities when they eased protections for bald eagles and other species in past years. But the move last month by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to downgrade safeguards for wood storks,...