6:25 am
Tue February 17, 2015

February 17, 2015: Environmentalists: Gov. Scott Use US Sugar Land To Help Everglades

Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:

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Audubon Florida
1:55 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

Wading Birds: The Canary In The Coal Mine?

Low water conditions because of the drought in Everglades Conservation area 2B west of Markham Park in Sunrise provide easy pickings for wading birds.Blue Herons, egrets, white herons, woodstorks, black crowned night herons and cormorants are several of the species of birds that are enjoying the feast in the area on April 28,2011.Here woodstorks gather on the dike on the south side of the conservation area.
Credit Joe Rimkus Jr. / Miami Herald Staff

It's not a canary or a coal mine in Florida, but the idea from Audubon of Florida is the same. Wading birds hold the same function as the canary, and in this case the coal mine is the Everglades. Tabitha Cale with the society says things are dire.

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7:19 am
Wed January 28, 2015

January 28, 2015: Gov. Scott Announces $150 Million For Everglades Restoration

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5:35 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Gov. Rick Scott Announces Budget Plan For Florida Panthers, Everglades

Credit Jessica Meszaros / WLRN

Governor Rick Scott spoke to reporters with a caged Florida panther present Tuesday at Gator Park in Miami. He announced that $150 million will go toward Everglades restoration this year and $5 billion throughout the next 20 years. Part of the plan he announced funds projects to protect panthers-- 2014 was a bad year for panther deaths. The other part is to move, clean and store Florida’s water supply.

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3:52 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Broward County's Watery Relationship With The Everglades Over A Century

HIS LEGACY: Gov. Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, as lampooned by a contemporary cartoonist. His drainage attempts were small-scale and ineffective but they built his reputation.
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Broward County is a few weeks into a year-long run-up to its centennial in October of 2015, a century since Florida's second-biggest county was manufactured from pieces of Palm Beach and Dade counties.

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