Everglades may get boost from lawmakers

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A year after slashing Everglades funding, Florida lawmakers appear poised to give some back. House and Senate budget negotiators this week agreed to set aside some $30 million for restoration projects. That’s still $10 million short of Gov. Rick Scott’s request but a major leap from the zero the Senate had initially penciled in. Environmental… Read more »

Commentary: Fix last year’s mistake on Florida’s most vital resource — water

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By Eric Draper Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type The time has come to correct a major mistake in Florida’s system of managing water. Last year, the Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott cut more than $700 million from the state’s five water management districts. Hundreds of scientists, regulators, land managers and support… Read more »

Water district to move Native American bones back to ancient site in Everglades

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By Christine Stapleton Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type Three years after the South Florida Water Management District infuriated the Seminole tribe by allowing archaeologists to exhume and relocate the ancient remains of 56 men, women and children to make way for an Everglades restoration project, the… Read more »