Everglades

One of several fires burning in Big Cypress National Preserve. (Source: Cory Dutton, NPS)

South Florida’s Smoky, Hazy Skies Caused By Big Cypress Brush Fires

Smoke from several large fires burning in the Everglades is causing hazy conditions in South Florida.

CBS Miami–05/22/2015

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U.S. Sugar Spends Heavily On Lobbyists

Compensation reports filed this month show U.S. Sugar Corp. spent a large sum of money on 13 lobbying firms for legislative work in the first three month of the year.

05/20/2015

Musician Jimmy Buffett speaks during "You Want Another Revolution" at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on October 8, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)

Jimmy Buffett University Of Miami Commencement Speaker

The University of Miami students will be treated to a big-name speaker at their commencement ceremony – singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffet.

05/03/2015

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden  (Source: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Vice President Biden Talks Everglades With Florida Officials

Vice President Joe Biden is set to meet with Florida officials Thursday to talk about efforts to protect the Everglades.

04/30/2015

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State’s Plan To Spend Conservation Money Irks Environmentalists

The state Legislature’s proposal to spend money approved by voters for conservation on things like agency operating budgets and state park police has been met with protests from environmentalists.

04/28/2015

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Facing South Florida: Climate Change

Jim takes an in-depth look at climate change, which was thrust front and center into the national spotlight by President Barack Obama’s Earth Day visit to the Everglades.

CBS4–04/27/2015

President Barack Obama speaks at the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center during a visit to the Everglades National Park on April 22, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. The President visited the park on Earth Day where he spoke about the threat that climate change poses to our economy and to the world. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Obama Uses Everglades As Backdrop To Warn Of Damage From Climate Neglect

President Barack Obama, on Earth Day, put the national spotlight on the country’s largest subtropical wilderness—the Everglades.

04/22/2015

President Barack Obama speaks at the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center during a visit to the Everglades National Park on April 22, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. The President visited the park on Earth Day where he spoke about the threat that climate change poses to our economy and to the world. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Remarks By The President On Impacts Of Climate Change

THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, everybody!  Please have a seat.  It’s good to be back in Florida.  So I can’t think of a better way to spend Earth Day than in one of our nation’s greatest natural […]

04/22/2015

Everglades (Photo Credit: Randy Yagi)

President Barack Obama To Travel To Everglades

President Barack Obama, on Earth Day, will use South Florida’s iconic River of Grass as a backdrop to talk about climate change.

04/21/2015

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Obama’s Earth Day Trek To Fla. To Highlight Climate Change

President Barack Obama is set to celebrate Earth Day with a visit to the Florida Everglades.

04/18/2015

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