Latest Flooded grasslands and savannas Stories

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.

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.

2011-03-10 23:16:15

The Everglades National Park in Florida is home to hundreds of species of native wildlife.

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.

2009-06-23 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.

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.

2009-02-09 17:19:12

Exotic fish threaten native species in Florida's Everglades but marine biologists say the threat is hard to assess because the invasive species are underwater. Walking catfish and other species pose a threat much greater than the python, the Everglades' most notorious invasive species, The Miami Herald reported Monday "This is a problem that is 10 times worse than the python, but it's all under water, so nobody knows about it,'' said Dave Hallac, the park's chief biologist. Since 2000, park...

2008-08-02 21:00:11

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. _ New islands, rising from Lake Okeechobee like a bass fisherman's version of Atlantis, could become a tourist-attracting, economic alternative for the Florida city of Pahokee's life after U.S. Sugar. The state's proposed $1.75 billion buyout of U.S.

2008-07-25 03:00:00

By Andy Reid, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 24--After another lawn-soaking, puddle-producing summer storm rolls through, familiar taunts rain down on the top forecaster for the South Florida Water Management District.

2008-07-18 03:00:27

By Andy Reid, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 17--South Florida water managers warned a federal judge Thursday that a lingering lawsuit threatens to cut off funding needed to speed up Everglades restoration.

Latest Flooded grasslands and savannas Reference Libraries

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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