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2009-08-20 13:42:31

Impoverished fishermen along the coast of tropical African countries like Mozambique and Madagascar may have only a few more years to eke out a profit from one of their nations' biggest agricultural exports.

2009-08-06 17:37:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Crystals has supported and continues to support true Everglades restoration. We recognize that restoration of the Everglades is critical for long-term sustainable agriculture in South Florida.

2009-08-03 17:34:02

A tree-killing fungus near Florida's Everglades National Park could harm the area's $12.7 million avocado industry, agriculture officials said. "At this point, if your tree becomes infected, it will die,'' state Agriculture and Consumer Services spokesman Mark Fagan told The Miami Herald. Scientists recently discovered a case of laurel wilt disease, carried by the invasive redbay ambrosia beetle, in an avocado sample taken from a grove in Homestead, Fla., between Biscayne National Park and...

2009-07-23 08:29:46

Thousands of dead fish were found in Florida Bay this week, possible victims of the summer heat, Everglades National Park officials say. A fish kill normally happens nearly every year in the Everglades, The Miami Herald reports, with floating redfish, snook and other species covering about 20 acres between Buoy Key and the coast. But, not this big, said Dave Hallac, the park's chief of biological resources.

2009-07-09 13:58:28

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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.

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.

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2009-07-01 06:40:37

Extinction looms for amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds restricted to declining mangrove forests.

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.


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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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