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2009-07-09 13:58:28

A U.S. study indicates more than 40 percent of animals living in mangrove ecosystems around the world are threatened with extinction. Researchers led by David Luther of the University of Maryland and Russell Greenberg of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center said their study of amphibians, reptiles, mammals and birds that are restricted to mangrove ecosystems was based on an extensive literature search and consultations with various experts. They said their findings emphasize the...

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2009-07-08 13:20:00

Police responding to a report of an alligator at a South Florida apartment complex found the 8-foot gator tied to a tree with an extension cord. The alligator was struggling, trying to escape, while an audience of about 30 people had gathered outside the River Oaks Apartments in Oakland Park to watch its thrashing, Mike Jachles, a spokesman for the Broward Sheriff's Office, told The Miami Herald. The alligator is believed to have crawled from a canal into the complex swimming pool. A trapper...

2009-07-04 12:18:31

A non-profit agency says it is planning another reunion of the cast of the U.S. TV series Dallas despite last year's lackluster 30th anniversary event. Ultimate Dallas.com webmaster Colin Hunter said the J. Timothy Hogan Foundation is trying to organize an anniversary event devoid of the struggles that plagued last November's reunion, The Dallas Morning News reported Saturday. Of course people are going to be concerned about another event this scale, Hunter said of the 2008 event, which was...

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2009-07-01 06:40:37

Extinction looms for amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds restricted to declining mangrove forests More than 40 percent of a sample of amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds that are restricted to mangrove ecosystems are globally threatened with extinction, according to an assessment published in the July/August issue of BioScience. The study, by David A. Luther of the University of Maryland and Russell Greenberg of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, was based on an extensive...

2009-06-23 16:29:58

Observers in South Florida say 2009 has been a good year for the wood stork, with an estimated 3,500 young birds expected to fledge. Last year, no young birds survived in a season when the area was hit by a drought, the Miami Herald reported. Scientists say that may have sent potential parents into overdrive this year. ''We haven't seen this kind of nesting efforts and eggs laid since the 1930s,'' said Dean Powell, of the South Florida Water Management District. The storks, which were down...

2009-05-01 11:45:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Crystals Corporation welcomes the much-needed $96 million from the Federal Government announced this week that will be used for immediate construction of Everglades restoration projects. "We are encouraged to see the Federal Government living up to its commitment to Everglades restoration," said Gaston Cantens, Vice President of Florida Crystals. "And, more importantly, with so many restoration projects on hold, we are optimistic the...

2009-04-20 10:49:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- As South Florida experiences its third driest season on record dating back to 1932, a new, independent study funded by a grant from the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties lays out four water scenarios for the area's future - all of them urgent. The study, set for official release on Monday April 27 at 8:00 a.m. during a breakfast conference of media, environmental organizations and local government representatives at the...

2009-04-17 13:05:00

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Moving Water Industries (www.mwicorp.com) announced today that they had won a competitive request for proposal and had signed a second major contract with the South Florida Water Management District. MWI will supply critically needed pumps by December 2010 for the District's Everglades Restoration Project. MWI signed the first major contract to supply pumps for the District's Everglades Restoration project in November 2008. The pumping system to...

2009-04-10 12:43:00

U.S. wildlife managers say they're checking the health of eight rare plants found only in Florida's Everglades National Park and Miami-Dade County. The plants are so rare they must be examined in their natural habitat every five years, as required by the U.S. endangered-species law, The Miami Herald reported Friday. The mostly tiny species include sandlace, snakeroot, wireweed, fragrant prickly-apple, Key tree cactus, Lewton's polygala, pygmy fringe-tree and scrub blazingstar, the Herald...

2009-04-01 12:42:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Crystals has learned today of the new deal announced between U.S. Sugar Corp. and the State of Florida and is carefully analyzing the details. Florida Crystals is hopeful the new deal will refocus efforts on the connection between Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades. Florida Crystals owns the parcels comprising the missing link within this "sweet spot" identified by Governor Crist and will continue to work with the Governor to complete...


Latest Everglades Reference Libraries

Everglades National Park
2013-04-18 00:57:02

Everglades National Park is located in the state of Florida in the United States. The park holds 1,508,538 acres of land and holds twenty percent of the original Everglades. This park is the third largest national park in the lower forty-eight states. The area was once inhabited by Native American tribes, like the Calusa and Tequesta peoples, and the Seminole people, a mixture of Creek people, escaped African slaves, and other Native Americans, known as the Seminole Nation. Most of this tribe...

Biscayne National Park
2013-04-17 23:58:18

Biscayne National Park is located in the southern area of Florida in the United States. The park holds 172,971 acres, of which ninety-five percent consists of water. Native Americans first inhabited the area when water levels were low in the Biscayne Bay. Evidence has been found in the area supporting the inhabitance of other Native Americans, like the Tequesta people, from at least 2,500 years ago. European settlement did not occur in the area until the 19th century, when farmers settled on...

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2009-02-28 22:49:00

Paurotis Palm (Acoelorrhaphe wrightii) also known as Everglades Palm, Madiera Palm, and Silver Saw Palmetto, is a single species of plant from the genus Acoelorrhaphe. It is native to Central America, southeastern Mexico, the Caribbean, the Bahamas, and extreme southern Florida. It was once plentiful in Florida, but many plants were taken for the nursery trade. It is now protected in Florida in the wild. It grows in swamps and forests that flood periodically. The species is named after the...

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This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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