Florida Everglades

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6:17 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

It's About Florida: Snakes In The Glades

Florida Fish and Wildlife Commissioner, 'Alligator' Ron Bergeron
Trimmel Gomes

Florida’s “Python Challenge” kicked off on Saturday, drawing 800 python hunters. We tag along with one member of the armed mob set out to tackle the infestation of Burmese pythons in the Everglades. Also, a recap of the highlights of the 28th Annual Everglades Coalition Conference.

Host: Trimmel Gomes

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5:59 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

What Kind Of Role Will Congress Play This Year In Everglades Restoration Efforts?

Congressional, state, and environmental leaders are hoping to continue trying to make the Everglades a focus this year. From a bipartisan group of lawmakers working together in Congress to federal and state officials exploring ways to continue their efforts through an open forum, restoring Florida’s River of Grass could take center stage this year.

“It’s something that I’m very passionate about and it’s something that’s a priority for most of the folks in my district.”

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9:56 am
Thu January 10, 2013

PETA Wants Decapitation Ban In Fla. Snake-Hunting Contest

The state of Florida is gearing up for a massive python hunting contest in the Everglades starting on Saturday. But an animal rights group is calling for the state to ban decapitation as a method of killing the giant snakes.

Decapitation is one of three lethal methods the state has authorized in the Python Challenge. The contest, which has cash prizes, is attracting hunters from all over the U.S. to help the state fight an infestation of non-native Burmese pythons.

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4:51 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Bipartisan Legislation In The Works In Congress For Everglades Restoration

Congressman Patrick Murphy (D-FL) and Congressman Tom Rooney (R-FL)

Florida’s environment---particularly the Everglades---could be a major topic of discussion in Congress this year. Several Florida Congressmen are partnering on bi-partisan proposals aimed at Everglades restoration.

Freshman Congressman Patrick Murphy, a Democrat who represents South Florida’s House District 18, says he’s hoping to play a role in helping the Environment during his time in Washington.

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11:54 am
Thu June 14, 2012

Everglades clean up effort gets the green light from feds

The Florida Everglades, also known as the "River of Grass"

Federal environmental officials are giving Florida the go-ahead to move forward with a new 12-year plan
to clean up the Everglades.

The new $880-million  plan to improve water quality received a big nod of approval from the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency. Federal Officials said it represented a significant and historic
milestone in restoring America’s Everglades.

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