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State Cabinet meets in Marathon Tuesday

Keys officials and students will figure prominently Tuesday when the state Cabinet holds its monthly meeting at Stanley Switlik Elementary School in Marathon -- the first time anyone can recall a Florida Cabinet meeting in the Keys.
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Water district cuts may undo decade of work

Water district cuts may undo decade of work | The Everglades Puzzle | Scoop.it
In its heyday — especially for thirsty cities and counties — the Southwest Florida Water Management District was the closest thing to a rainmaker.
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Eve Samples: Don't count on Everglades restoration plans restoring the St. Lucie River

Mark Perry has an assignment for us:...
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Florida Wildlife Expedition Looks to the Future | WUSF News

Florida Wildlife Expedition Looks to the Future | WUSF News | The Everglades Puzzle | Scoop.it
It's one day before the expedition is set to end.
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In Everglades, tracking pythons may provide clues to vanishing wildlife

In Everglades, tracking pythons may provide clues to vanishing wildlife | The Everglades Puzzle | Scoop.it
State and federal biologists try to prove — or disprove — that the giant invasive snakes are the reason for the near disappearance of rabbits, opossums, raccoons, foxes and even bobcats.
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Florida Wind Farm Approved, With Bird Protections | Earthtechling

Florida Wind Farm Approved, With Bird Protections | Earthtechling | The Everglades Puzzle | Scoop.it
Florida's first utility-scale wind farm gets Palm Beach County approval, but the Sugarland Wind Farm must still prove friendly to birds before proceeding.
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Biden tours Everglades with officials, highlighting restoration efforts

Biden tours Everglades with officials, highlighting restoration efforts | The Everglades Puzzle | Scoop.it
Against a backdrop of sawgrass, cattails and wading herons, Vice President Joseph Biden reminded an audience of agency officials, environmentalists and rock miners of the Obama administration's support for restoring the Everglades and thanked...
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WATCH: Biden Comes Up With a New Nickname For Everglades

WATCH: Biden Comes Up With a New Nickname For Everglades | The Everglades Puzzle | Scoop.it
Flanked by Senator Bill Nelson (D-Fla) and Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla), Vice President Joe Biden spent Monday in the Everglades.
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Biden to tout Everglades efforts today

Biden to tout Everglades efforts today | The Everglades Puzzle | Scoop.it
Vice President Joseph Biden is due in early this afternoon, to speak about the Obama Administration's Everglades restoration efforts.
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Everglades City plane crash prelim report released

The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report regarding their investigation into the Everglades City plane crash that killed a popular fishing show host.
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The Week Ahead: Drilling, Everglades in focus - The Hill's E2-Wire

The week of April 23 will bring the next phase of House Republicans’ push to speed oil-and-gas drilling, high-level White House attention to Everglades restoration, and perhaps the next chapter in the battle over the Keystone XL pipeline.
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Another South Florida venue. Another Biden visit. | Naked Politics

Another South Florida venue. Another Biden visit. | Naked Politics | The Everglades Puzzle | Scoop.it
Joe Biden's coming to the Everglades on Monday to talk so-called "restoration" plans (aka examples of government spending).
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Guest opinion: Caloosahatchee's ecological well-being essential to SW Fla.

Guest opinion: Caloosahatchee's ecological well-being essential to SW Fla. | The Everglades Puzzle | Scoop.it
The community of Southwest Florida came together over the past several weeks and helped convince policy makers at the South Florida Water Management District that cutting off vital fresh water releases to the Caloosahatchee was scientifically...
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Everglades settlement in the works between feds and state | Naked Politics

Peace may finally be at hand in the decades-long Everglades dirty-water war. Eight months after Gov.
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Gov. Scott, Legislature revised position, loosened controls on water districts

Gov. Scott, Legislature revised position, loosened controls on water districts | The Everglades Puzzle | Scoop.it
Gov. Rick Scott has set the stage for Florida's five water management districts to loosen their purse strings, just a year after Scott cinched them shut.
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Candidate's platform includes pledge to improve county's image

Campaigning for the County Commission's District Five seat, Rick Neuhoff said he wants to put a green hotel on the edge ofteh Everglades and change Palm Beach's reputation ...

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A voice for the ’Glades - Editorials - MiamiHerald.com

A voice for the ’Glades - Editorials - MiamiHerald.com | The Everglades Puzzle | Scoop.it
OUR OPINION: Tough job ahead for politically savvy advocate...
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Park it! Everglades free till Sunday for National Park Week

Park it! Everglades free till Sunday for National Park Week | The Everglades Puzzle | Scoop.it
It's National Parks Week, and you can enjoy a number of events, including free admission to Everglades National Park.
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Former Charlie Crist aide lands Everglades advocacy job - Tampa Bay Times

Former Charlie Crist aide lands Everglades advocacy job - Tampa Bay Times | The Everglades Puzzle | Scoop.it
Eric Eikenberg, chief of staff to former Gov. Charlie Crist and a seasoned Republican strategist, has landed one of the state's most influential environmental advocacy jobs.
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Biden in Everglades, touting restoration projects - Florida Wires - MiamiHerald.com

Vice President Joe Biden took his first airboat ride on Monday, touring the Everglades while touting the environmental and economic benefits of restoration projects helped by federal stimulus money.
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Scott Keeps Alive Florida Forever

Florida Forever — the state's landmark environmental land-buying program — is moving forward.
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Expedition Seeks To Save Florida's 'Terra Incognita' : NPR

Four adventurers are coming to the end of a 1,000-mile trek across the state. That might have been the easy part.
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VP Biden Touring Everglades Monday

VP Biden Touring Everglades Monday | The Everglades Puzzle | Scoop.it
Vice President to tour Everglades, talk about efforts to restore historic lands.
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South Florida: Outdoors calendar

April 22: The Everglades Bassmasters of South Florida has its 41st annual Open Team Tournament out of Everglades Holiday Park. Entry fee is $80 per two-angler team and includes $10 for the big bass pot. Register starting at 4:30 a.m. at the ramp. Fishing hours safe light-3 p.m. First place pays $1,200 with 50 boats. Contact Tony Crowder at 954-254-9072 or Tcrowder42@yahoo.com or Brett Darmody at 561-212-0015.

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Bill Nelson joins Joe Biden's Everglades visit | Naked Politics

Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., will be joining Vice President Joe Biden on Monday in the Everglades, where Biden will tour part of Everglades National Park and tout the money the Obama administration is putting into restoration.
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