Water Management District Backs Everglades DealThe South Florida Water Management District has approved a plan to buy about 20,000 acres in the Everglades, a deal that would block exploratory oil drilling on part of the property.
PHOTO: Burmese Python Constricts Large White Pelican In EvergladesA picture is worth a thousand words. That old saying is very true when it comes to a photo posted on the Facebook page of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which shows an invasive Burmese python constricting a white pelican.
Portions Of Everglades Temporarily Closed Due To FloodingSouth Florida’s relentless summer rain is taking its toll in the Everglades with large parts of the River of Grass now closed to the public because of high water levels.
Anaconda Owners Tangle With Florida OfficialsGovernor Ron DeSantis appeared in South Florida this week to tout efforts to rid the Everglades of damaging pythons.
Near Record Burmese Python & Hatching Eggs Captured In Florida EvergladesA near record breaking Burmese Python has been eliminated in the Florida Everglades. The invasive snake was 16-feet long and weighed 165 pounds.
Florida Crackdown On Anacondas Spurs Legal FightOwners and dealers of anacondas have launched a legal challenge after the state largely banned the snakes amid a struggle to control damaging invasive species.
Democratic Hopeful Pete Buttigieg Says He Can Work With Gov. DeSantis On Environment, SchoolsPresidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg says he would set aside politics and work with Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis to fund “good” environmental projects.
Everglades Drilling Ban Goes To Supreme CourtA legal battle about exploratory oil drilling in the Everglades has gone to the Florida Supreme Court.
Appeals Court Refuses To Rehear Everglades Drilling CaseAn appeals court Tuesday rejected a request to hold another hearing after a three-judge panel ruled last month that the state should issue a permit for exploratory oil drilling in the Everglades.
‘Fracking' Ban Advances In The Florida Senate Amid ConcernsA move to ban “fracking” in Florida advanced Monday in the Senate with some oil-drilling protections for the Everglades, but not more comprehensive language sought by environmentalists.
Court Asked To Reconsider Ruling On Exploratory Oil Drilling In The EvergladesBroward County and the city of Miramar have asked the 1st District Court of Appeal to reconsider a ruling that would require the state to issue a permit for exploratory oil drilling in the Everglades.