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Getaway Guide: Weekend Trip To The Everglades

Whether you are a lover of nature or you’re looking for a vacation opportunity you’ve never experienced before, a weekend trip to the Florida Everglades will be an unforgettable experience.

CBS4–09/22/2012

Large Burmese Pythons are regularly encountered in the Everglades. (Source: National Park Service)

Pythons Moving From Everglades To Concrete Jungle

Pythons have been getting a lot of attention lately. The snakes have spread across South Florida, and the nuisance has lead to a ban which has spiked a campaign from those in favor and those against the reptiles who are not native to Florida.

CBS4–02/27/2012

Florida International University wants to use the land the Dade County Youth Fair currently calls home as they look to expand. (CBS4)

FIU Expansion Means Less Room For Annual Dade Youth Fair

Since the 1970′s, 86 acres next to Florida International University have been home to the Dade County Youth Fair and Expo, a tradition hundreds of thousands of South Florida families flock to every March.

CBS4–02/15/2012

The Burmese python was one of the largest ever found in South Florida. It was nearly 16 feet long and had eaten a 76 pound deer. (Courtesy: Robert Hill, South Florida Water Management)

Study: Pythons Putting The Squeeze On Everglades Animals

The growing population of large, slithering Burmese pythons in the Florida Everglades, many of them pets that escaped or were abandoned, appears to be eating its way through many animals native to the sensitive wetlands, according to a new study.

CBS4–01/31/2012

(Source: News Service of Florida) Bob Graham speaks about Everglades restoration

Former Sen. Graham Sees New Threats To The Everglades

Proposed bills that would allow for water privatization and redefining of private/public land would threaten the progress of the Everglades, according to former U.S. Senator Bob Graham.

CBS4–01/17/2012

Although pythons have been found in or near some residential areas west of Miami, there have been no reports of injuries to people. (CBS4)

Interior Secretary Announces Python Ban

U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Tuesday during a trip to the Everglades a new ban that will make it illegal to import Burmese pythons and three other non-native constrictor snakes.

CBS4–01/17/2012

Contractors load the python that they were able to kill. (Courtesy: Robert Hill, South Florida Water Management)

16-Foot Python Found In Florida Everglades

A 16-foot long python was captured and killed in the Florida Everglades, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.

CBS4–10/29/2011

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S. Fla. Rescue Saving Dogs Dumped In The Everglades

It’s a heart wrenching problem, dogs of all shapes and sizes are being dumped in the Florida Everglades.

CBS4–10/18/2011

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Feds Have New Plan To Save Upper Everglades

A new multi-million dollar plan to save more thousands of acres in the northern section of the Florida Everglades will be announced on Wednesday.

CBS4–09/07/2011

Roseate Spoonbills walk by the water in the Florida Everglades.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

US Promises More Money For Everglades Restoration

The U.S. government has committed to spending some big cash to help with restoration of the Florida Everglades.

CBS4–08/11/2011

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