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2011-08-04 09:26:49

Tracking urban atmospheric plumes using isotopic signatures of vehicle emissions Scientists at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science have discovered a technique to track urban atmospheric plumes thanks to a unique isotopic signature found in vehicle emissions. Brian Giebel, a Marine and Atmospheric Chemistry graduate student working with Drs. Daniel Riemer and Peter Swart discovered that ethanol mixed in vehicle fuel is not completely burned, and that...

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2011-06-27 06:55:00

Florida alligators travel upstream and downstream between marshes and the coast By Cheryl Dybas, NSF 'Gators. They're everywhere in freshwater areas of the Southeastern U.S. Now, scientists have found American alligators also swim into the brackish waters of estuaries, places where rivers meet the sea, out into the coastal zone and back again. These "commuter" alligators connect very different habitats, creating links between marine, estuarine and freshwater food webs. "Alligators need...

2011-06-22 11:09:00

. HOUSTON, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Motiva Enterprises LLC (Motiva) announced they have reached an agreement with Vecenergy to construct a fuel grade ethanol rail offloading facility at the Motiva Port Everglades, Florida, terminal. The expanded operations will allow for the delivery of ethanol unit trains directly into existing Motiva storage tanks. These new facilities will increase cost efficiency and improve delivery logistics by minimizing the number of transports required...

2011-05-23 09:20:00

BELLE GLADE, Fla., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Soil of Prosperity, a youth-operated farm in Belle Glade, will hold its inaugural produce sale on Thursday, May 26, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 227 SW 6(th) St. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100604/CCPPLOGO ) This community unveiling is the culmination of a year-long effort to teach participants from the city's after-school program the basics of agriculture, water management, and entrepreneurship. A website...

2011-04-18 10:48:00

PAHOKEE, Fla., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Anquan Boldin Foundation (Q81 Foundation) and Florida Crystals Corporation today announce they will collaborate with Everglades Preparatory Academy to provide summer enrichment activities for students in the Glades communities of Palm Beach County. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110418/FL84836 ) Students in middle school and high school will be encouraged to enroll in this summer's activities, which will include a two-day...

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2011-03-22 06:00:00

Garbage mounds left by prehistoric humans might have driven the formation of many of the Florida Everglades' tree islands, distinctive havens of exceptional ecological richness in the sprawling marsh that are today threatened by human development. Tree islands are patches of relatively high and dry ground that dot the marshes of the Everglades. Typically a meter (3.3 feet) or so high, many of them are elevated enough to allow trees to grow. They provide a nesting site for alligators and a...

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2011-03-11 11:49:49

Crocodiles and alligators in the Florida Everglades now have a new job: helping US scientists in their fight to preserve the fragile wetlands. Researchers are implanting the reptiles with satellite chips in a science first that will allow scientists to follow the animals' movements through different parts of the immense national park. The chips will bounce back information on changes in the ecosystem and its impact on the size and movement patterns of the crocs and gators. "They are giving...

2011-03-10 23:16:15

The Everglades National Park in Florida is home to hundreds of species of native wildlife. It has also become the well-established home of the non-native Burmese python"”known to be a predator of native species. Now scientists, for the first time, have conducted a detailed analysis of the avian component of the python's diet and the negative impact the snakes may have on Florida's native birds, including some endangered species. The Burmese python (Python molurus bivittatus), native to...

2011-02-24 10:08:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On February 22, 2011, two veteran environmentalists - Maggy Hurchalla and Nathaniel P. Reed - and renowned author and historian, Dr. Douglas Brinkley, together with students from local schools, convened at the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties in West Palm Beach to discuss environmental challenges, visions and hopes for the future, holding a panel discussion titled "Next Generation of Wilderness...

2011-02-14 15:18:00

NEWS RELEASE WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The President's Budget for fiscal year 2012 (FY12) includes $4.631 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), offset in part by a proposal to cancel $57 million of prior year funding, of which $35 million was provided through an emergency supplemental appropriation. The Honorable Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, said, "This...


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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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