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Scientists Predict Gulf 'Dead Zone' Will Be Larger Than Average

posted on July 2, 2010 at 4:07 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Researchers predict the Gulf of Mexico "dead zone," an underwater area with little or no oxygen, will be unusually large this year. Full Story

Everglades Deal In Jeopardy After Judge's Ruling

posted on April 1, 2010 at 3:04 PM

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Gov. Charlie Crist's grand plan to revive the dying Florida Everglades by buying back the land is in jeopardy after a federal judge Wednesday ordered the state to resume construction on a multimillion-dollar... Full Story

Policy Leaders Launch Hypoxia Tour

posted on September 25, 2009 at 8:09 PM

Policy Leaders Launch Hypoxia Tour
A drop in sales tempered last month's encouraging economic numbers but several indicators point to a slow and steady recovery. Full Story

Sweet Deal for the Everglades

posted on May 15, 2009 at 8:05 PM

Sweet Deal for the Everglades
Purchase of Land from U.S. Sugar Could be a Sweet Deal for the Everglades Full Story

Obama Signs Bill Protecting Wilderness Acreage

posted on April 3, 2009 at 8:04 PM

Washington (AP) - President Barack Obama has signed legislation that sets aside more than 2 million acres as protected wilderness. Full Story

Budget Forces Florida Everglades Deal to Shrink

posted on April 3, 2009 at 8:04 PM

TALLAHASSEE, Fla (AP) -- Gov Charlie Crist's celebrated $1.34 billion deal to buy 180,000 acres of U.S Sugar Corp land to help restore the Everglades is being scaled back by more than half because the state can't afford the original deal, the... Full Story

Everglades Land Deal May be Scaled Back

posted on March 27, 2009 at 8:03 PM

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla (AP) — The tanking economy could force Florida to scale back its $1.34 billion deal to purchase land from U.S Sugar Corp to help restore the Everglades, a person close to the negotiations said Thursday. Full Story

Key Provisions in Wilderness Bill

posted on March 27, 2009 at 8:03 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House gave final legislative approval Wednesday to a bill designating more than 2 million acres of wilderness across nine states, from California to Virginia. Full Story

Florida Water Board approves New Everglades Deal

posted on November 14, 2008 at 8:11 PM

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla (AP) -- The board of the South Florida Water Management District has approved changes to a deal to buy U.S Sugar Corps' land in the Everglades. Full Story

Everglades in Decline as Restoration Lags

posted on October 3, 2008 at 8:10 PM

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla (AP) — A multibillion-dollar effort to restore Florida's Everglades has made little progress amid funding shortfalls, bureaucratic red tape and disagreements, according to a congressionally mandated report that warns the vast... Full Story

Dead Zone in Gulf of Mexico could be largest in history

posted on July 18, 2008 at 8:07 PM

AP Published: July 16, 2008 BATON ROUGE, La (AP) - Scientists say the "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast is likely to be the largest since they began keeping records in 1985. Full Story

Fisheries Push for Streamlined Process for Ocean Aquaculture

posted on June 8, 2007 at 8:06 PM

Fisheries Push for Streamlined Process for Ocean Aquaculture
The U.S Commerce Department says about 70 percent of all the seafood eaten in the U.S comes from overseas, contributing to a trade deficit of about $9 billion in fish. Full Story

One Man's Trash Becomes Environmental Treasure

posted on October 24, 2003 at 8:10 PM

One Man's Trash Becomes Environmental Treasure
Growing up in East Moline, Illinois, 28-Year-Old Chad Pregracke has spent all of his life in, on or around the Mississippi River. Through the years, he noticed the environmental condition of the river was deteriorating due to an abundance of... Full Story

Country Air Not Good For Trees

posted on July 11, 2003 at 8:07 PM

That breath of fresh air in the country may not be so fresh.. Full Story

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