Legislation calling for the purchase of 65,000 acres of land just south of Lake Okeechobee in Florida would bolster the flow of fresh water through the "river of grass" and is being supported by the Everglades Coalition, which wants the Florida Legislature to adopt the measure.
Everglades National Park
Everglades National Park has closed Paurotis Pond and the area beyond the parking area adjacent to the pond in a continuing effort to protect the threatened wood stork and all nesting birds in this area from human disturbance.
Marine fisheries experts were responding Monday to a pod of nearly 100 false killer whales that stranded themselves on the Gulf Coast of Everglades National Park. More than 80 of the whales, a member of the dolphin family, were confirmed to have died.
An ambitious, four-year approach to improving the health of Everglades National Park, one that requires an influx of clean, fresh water, has been outlined to the participants of the annual Everglades Coalition conference.
Highly endangered Florida panthers died at a record pace in 2016, with most of the deaths attributed to vehicle collisions in just two counties, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.
National Park Service Will Adopt U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers' Plan To Improve Water Flows To Everglades
The National Park Service will adopt, with refinements, a plan devised by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to improve water flows along the "river of grass" that flows through Everglades National Park.
For the first time in decades, Everglades National Park officials have opened Joe Bay to non-motorized boating and catch-and-release fishing.
When it comes to storing carbon, scientists have put a price tag on the value of mangroves in Everglades National Park, and it’s in the billions.
Florida Power & Light, which earlier this year had to deal with water pollution from its Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant near Biscayne and Everglades national parks, is proposing to add two units to the facility. A review of the plans by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission cited various adverse environmental impacts that could occur, but didn't view any as calamitous.
Hurricane Matthew was expected to strengthen into a category 4 hurricane by the time it reaches Florida, leading many units of the National Park System from Florida into North Carolina to batten down for the storm.