‘It’s A Little Thumb Sticking Out In The Everglades’ — And It’s Cost Taxpayers Millions in Flood Control

WLRN 91.3 FM | By Jenny Staletovich Published January 14, 2021 at 6:00 AM EST On the edge of the Everglades, less than a couple thousand feet from a backdoor entrance to the national park, the Las Palmas neighborhood teeters like a forlorn scheme to conquer the marshes. Perfectly gridded lots are filled with heavy equipment, [...]

Thousands of invasive pythons removed from Florida Everglades

Thousands of invasive pythons removed from Florida Everglades   November 15, 2020 at 11:55 am EST By Jared Leone, Cox Media Group National Content Desk MIAMI — A record number of Burmese pythons have been removed from the Florida Everglades a year after two state agencies combined efforts to combat the invasive species. Contractors for the [...]

Stand-Off Between Indian Tribes and Army Engineers Threatening To Derail Everglades Restoration Work

By JENNY STALETOVICH October 30, 2019 A stand-off between Florida’s Indian tribes and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is threatening to derail work to restore more than a half million acres of swamps and marshes. On Tuesday, the Corps’ commander who oversees Everglades restoration announced that he was terminating the project, which would fix [...]

Tiny Bugs Being Used To Fight Invasive Brazilian Peppertree In South Florida

July 16, 2019 at 6:05 pm DAVIE (CBSMiami) – Brought to Florida in the 1800s as an ornamental tree, the Brazilian peppertree has become a real problem in the state. More than 700-thousand acres, including portions of the Everglades, are impacted. Brazilian peppertree, a relative of poison ivy, is one of the most damaging invasive [...]

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