Latest Restoration of the Everglades Stories

2008-08-13 15:00:29

Environmental groups in Florida have asked a federal judge to delay a ruling that could threaten a larger environmental deal, sources said. Thom Rumberger, an attorney for Audubon of Florida, said the $1.75 billion state buyout of U.S.

2008-08-04 12:00:46

By Missy Diaz, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Aug. 2--A plan for the largest conservation land deal ever in Florida is being challenged by a former U.S. attorney who alleges that the South Florida Water Management District violated state laws when brokering the $1.75 billion deal.

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.

2008-08-01 15:00:28

By Billy House, Media General Washington Bureau Jul. 31--WASHINGTON -- Some of Florida's U.S. House members complained Wednesday about being kept in the dark during the state's secret negotiations of a $1.75 billion proposed buyout of U.S. Sugar Corp. Several, including Rep.

2008-07-31 03:00:28

By Andy Reid, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 31--In the midst of the state's buyout negotiations with U.S. Sugar, a coalition of environmental groups on Wednesday called for a moratorium on development that could create new obstacles to Everglades restoration.

2008-07-30 15:00:40

A federal judge in Miami has struck down key parts of a controversial Florida law that contained a revised schedule for cleaning up the Everglades. U.S.

2008-07-30 03:00:28

By David Fleshler, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 30--The Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Florida have dismally failed in their duty to protect the Everglades from harmful phosphorus washing off sugar farms, vegetable fields and suburban streets, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

2008-07-22 14:52:57

A $1.75 billion land purchase deal to save the Florida Everglades could also spell the end of the state’s influential sugar barons.

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.

2008-07-14 03:00:00

By Khari Johnson, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 14--DELRAY BEACH -- U.S. Fish & Wildlife biologists have found nests and recently hatched birds of the endangered Everglade snail kite in a small wetland in the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.

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  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
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