South Florida Water Management District

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    June 6, 2013
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    October 28, 2011

    Giant Python Digesting a Deer Captured and Killed in West Miami-Dade

    ‚ÄčIt may not be as amazing/disgusting as that legendary snake-exploding-while-eating-an-alligator photo (which we are now lobbying to be adapted as the official state seal), but officials have found another invasive snake in the Everglades that had just made a meal out of a rather large native spec ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011
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    January 14, 2010

    14-Foot Python Found in Miami-Dade Raises Concern of "Super Snake"

    via South Florida Water Management District/Sun-Sentinel‚ÄčThe great snake scourge of the Everglades continues to thrive despite the recent cold snap and Sen. Bill Nelson's giant snake killing parties.During a recent sweep, state officials found five African rock pythons, including a 14-foot-female ... More >>

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    September 3, 2009

    Glades Invaders

    It's too late to stop the pythons. The real question is, what's next?

  • News

    June 4, 2009


    Saving the Glades could mean screwing these guys.

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2008

    Weekly News Roundup - Permanent Water Restrictions for South Florida

    Water restrictions may be made permanent - Board members of the South Florida Water Management District are contemplating in making the water restrictions imposed during drought periods permanent. With South Florida's booming population, Lake Okeechobee is being pushed to its limits in providing eno ... More >>

  • News

    September 27, 2007

    It Flashes, Moos, and Poos

    Miami's condo market is in the crapper

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    March 22, 2007

    Land Grab

    We ask questions and a historic land battle is won

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    March 1, 2007

    Green Tide

    Mysterious matter threatens one of the world's most important ecosystems

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    August 26, 2004

    From Bitter to Sweet

    Forget the awful past, say Alfonso and Pepe Fanjul, Florida's sugar barons. It's time to make nice and go into real estate.

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    August 26, 2004
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    June 5, 2003

    Ecological Politics

    UM's Larry Brand flouts the grant system, pays the price

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    July 18, 2002

    God's Eye on the Sparrow

    Should 2700 little birds be allowed to hold up the reclaiming of the Everglades?

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    March 14, 2002

    Letters from the Issue of March 14, 2002

    University of Miami administrators called for downfield interference

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    November 23, 2000

    Collision Course

    On one side are politicians and influential business interests. On the other are environmentalists and some very wealthy private citizens. In the middle is Homestead Air Force Base. Dead ahead: An explosive confrontation.

  • News

    July 13, 2000

    Jiang Zemin Stuns World, Embraces Democracy

    Letters from the issue of July 13, 2000

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    May 18, 2000

    Better Lake Than Never?

    Officials insist the Lake Belt created by limestone mining in Northwest Miami-Dade will be an eco-panacea. Critics say that's all wet.

  • News

    July 1, 1999

    Swamp and Circumstance

    Planners hope the Natural System Model can help restore the Everglades. But will it survive politics?

  • News

    April 29, 1999

    No Sale

    The state once aimed to buy a big chunk of the Everglades. But that was before Dexter Lehtinen came along.

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    March 18, 1999

    Home on the Glades

    For the Cuban cowboys of west Miami-Dade, restoring the Everglades means destroying their way of life

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    February 18, 1999
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    January 14, 1999
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    December 31, 1998

    Resignation Indignation

    When Joette Lorion publicly quit Friends of the Everglades, some environmentalists scoffed

  • News

    July 16, 1998

    Life's a Ditch

    Residents of the controversial 8 1/2 Square Mile Area fear a government conspiracy to flush them from their homes

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    May 14, 1998
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    April 23, 1998

    Really for the Birds

    A weird government plan to help save an endangered species winds up threatening to defile the Everglades

  • News

    April 9, 1998

    Pond Scum

    When Coral Gables officials see a tiny lake in the middle of their fair city, they think ... shopping mall!

  • News

    March 19, 1998

    The Polo Wars

    What happens when rich developers propose a luxury club be built on fragile Everglades wetlands? The horse manure hits the fan.

  • News

    January 22, 1998

    Hungry Is the Hunter

    Lawmen, developers, and environmentalists have made Everglades hunters feel like an endangered species

  • News

    August 21, 1997

    Chomp in the Swamp

    Tracking South Florida's endangered crocodiles is a business best left to experts and maniacs

  • News

    June 12, 1997

    "It'll Never Get Off the Ground"

    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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    June 5, 1997
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    February 20, 1997

    Great Job, Terry! Now Pack Your Bags

    Everyone seems to love the Florida commander of the Army Corps of Engineers. So why do his superiors want him to leave?

  • News

    December 26, 1996

    Not Cleared for Takeoff

    If a national coalition of environmental groups has its way, Homestead Air Force Base won't be handed over to private developers just yet

  • News

    March 28, 1996
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    February 29, 1996

    Left Out

    When Everglades National Park chief Dick Ring held a feel-good camp-out in the Dry Tortugas, he really toasted some people's marshmallows

  • News

    January 25, 1996


    Toxic sewage spawns swamp monsters; officials say no cause for alarm

  • News

    December 14, 1995

    Nice House, Rotten Spot

    This can't be what the real estate pros have in mind when they say "Location, location, location"

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    November 16, 1995
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    November 2, 1995

    Did You Sully That Gully?

    They're working to make Homestead Air Force Base pollution-free, but the military wants no part of the canal that flows from the base into Biscayne Bay

  • News

    October 5, 1995

    A Manatee, a Plan, a Canal . . .

    Six years in the works and still controversial: Dade environmental officials submit their manatee-protection proposal

  • News

    October 20, 1994

    Running on Empty

    A century of messing with Mother Nature has robbed the Everglades of too much water. Now we don't even have enough for ourselves.

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    October 20, 1994
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    October 12, 1994
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    April 27, 1994

    Greener Runaways

    A "proactive" Metro-Dade is dragged kicking and screaming into environment consciousness

  • News

    December 1, 1993

    Toxic Runways

    Years of neglect have poisoned the land and contaminated the water under Miami International Airport. Investigators are just now beginning to grasp how bad it is. It's very bad.

  • News

    March 31, 1993


    If you think Dade County is a filthy mess now, just wait till you're drowning in it

  • News

    December 9, 1992

    The Trickle Up Theory

    Local screenwriter Mark Witzen finds a hot plot in Florida waters

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    April 10, 1991
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