With Capitol Hill still locked in a debt-ceiling full nelson, President Obama offered a compromise last night on one thorny shutdown issue: States can now reopen national parks using their own money. Governors in at least four states have jumped at the offer. After all, millions of tourism dollars h ... More >>
We weren't all that familiar with U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns -- a gray-haired motel magnate from Ocala -- until Tuesday, when he tried to revive the long-exploded birther movement by questioning President Obama's birth certificate at a town hall meeting. Well, that must have been one hell of a town ... More >>
via Everglades National Park The interior view of Buttonwood CafeButtonwood Café is a restaurant located in the Flamingo District of Everglades National Park about an hour south of Miami. It s a mere 38 miles south of the Homestead main entrance to the park. Serving lunch and dinner, the ea ... More >>
Sure, it's just a big swamp, but a fervor to protect the Everglades flows through the souls of most Floridians. It's our big swamp, dammit, and most of us understand its ecological importance. Apparently, though, our Illinois-born governor, Rick Scott, doesn't share such a passion. His controvers ... More >>
The great alien python menace continues to ravage to the delicate ecosystem of the Everglades, and scientists hoped that last January's historic cold snap would put a big dent in the invasive snake population. Unfortunately, most of those slimy bastards managed to survive the big chill. Not even ... More >>
A federal appeals court Thursday shot down a case that greatly endangered both Miami-Dade's drinking water and Everglades National Park. The three-judge panel confirmed last year's decision to side with the Sierra Club and several other groups against the Army Corps of Engineers. In 2002, th ... More >>
In certain times and places in U.S. history, the answer to every political problem was probably "Let's get a bunch of guys with guns together and solve this." Nowadays, this idea seems to be seriously considered only in matters of Middle East diplomacy, but Florida Sen. Bill Nelson is suggesting a ... More >>
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Robert Is Here
Everglades National Park's sub-surface tsuris
The cover story is conservation, but the Bush boys have their hands in the taxpayers' pockets again
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Would you keep it down! We're trying to have a nature experience over here!
Members of the Collier family want to explore for oil in the nature preserve they helped create
A weird government plan to help save an endangered species winds up threatening to defile the Everglades
Airboaters say they are friends of the Everglades. Park rangers and environmentalists beg to differ.
Lawmen, developers, and environmentalists have made Everglades hunters feel like an endangered species
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With nothing to show after four years but bitterness and bickering, the plan to turn Homestead Air Force Base into a commercial airport has gone from national model to national embarrassment
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For photographer Joel McEachern, the chill of a winter dawn is prime time for traipsing through the saw grass in pursuit of The Everglades' Sweet Light
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Long a staple of the Everglades tourist's itinerary, the airboat tour takes a direct hit from the feds
Key Biscayners were able to incorporate without a hitch. Now they want to annex a state park, and maybe get some more money out of the Dade school system.