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Gov. Scott Pledges $130M To Everglades Restoration

Florida Gov. Rick Scott pledged $130 million on Wednesday intended for Florida’s Everglades and South Florida waterways projects for the upcoming year.

01/22/2014

Jodi Eller, 31, of St. Augustine became the first woman to complete the 1,515-mile Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail that runs from Pensacola to Key West to the Georgia border.  Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

First Woman Completes 1,515 Mile Saltwater Paddling Trail

The first woman to complete the 1,515 mile Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail completed her journey as 2013 came to a close.

CBS Miami–01/11/2014

Two of the turtles that were saved...by the Postal Service?! (Source: Jeff Brooks)

Postal Service Cuts Past Red Tape To Save Turtles In Trouble

There was something in a storm drain that caught the attention of Jeff Brooks’ three dogs.

CBS4–03/25/2013

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Multi-Agency Exercise Tests Oil Spill Readiness

Has South Florida readied itself for an oil spill disaster like that seen in the Gulf oil spill in spring 2010? New oil drilling on Cuba’s waters brings reason for concern.

CBS Miami–08/09/2012

"Harriet" the PortMiami Tunnel boring machine breaks through Dodge Island after completing the first of two tunnel tubes from Watson Island. (Source: CBS4)

PortMiami Tunnel Boring Machine Has “Break Out” Moment

Construction of the new $1 billion PortMiami tunnel reached a milestone Tuesday when “Harriet”, the giant tunnel boring machine digging under Government Cut, reached the halfway point.

CBS4–07/31/2012

"Harriet" begins drilling first of two tunnels under Biscayne Bay for the new Port of Miami Tunnel.  (Source: MAT CONCESSIONAIRE LLC)

PortMiami Tunnel Boring Machine To Have “Break Out” Moment

Construction of the new $1 billion PortMiami tunnel is expected to reach a milestone Tuesday when the tunnel boring machine breaks through Dodge Island.

CBS4–07/30/2012

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Manatees Return To N. Florida Spring After Cleanup Project

The sea cows have returned to a North Florida spring after environmental officials spent nearly $100,000 on a project to coax them in.

CBS4–02/18/2012

"Harriet" begins drilling first of two tunnels under Biscayne Bay for the new Port of Miami Tunnel.  (Source: MAT CONCESSIONAIRE LLC)

Dirt From Port Tunnel Can Be Used In Virginia Key

The dirt is clean and that’s good news for the international consortium behind the on-going $1 billion Port of Miami tunnel dig.

CBS4–12/29/2011

(Source: National Park Service) A firefighter takes part in a prescribed burn in the Everglades on Nov. 29, 2011.

Everglades Prescribed Burn Generating Significant Smoke

It’s day two of a prescribed burn in the Everglades. Thirty-one thousand acres of land are being burned in order to decrease the chance of wildfires.

CBS4–11/30/2011

(Source: National Park Service) A prescribed fire burning in the Everglades.

Hot Time Planned For Everglades

Don’t panic if you see smoke billowing out west over the Everglades. There’s a prescribed burn taking place where 31,000 acres of land will be burned Tuesday and Wednesday.

CBS4–11/29/2011

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