President Trump's executive order Tuesday calling for a ramp-up in coal production from federal lands and a scrapping of President Obama's Climate Action Plan was quickly criticized by conservation and environmental organizations. Unclear, however, was how the move might directly impact national parks and the National Park Service's climate change initiatives.
Everglades National Park
Everglades National Park is installing new access corridor markers and signs in Florida Bay as a key component of the park’s integrated 2015 General Management Plan to enhance protection and enjoyment of the park’s marine areas.
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 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.