Articles in Category: 'Everglades'

By: J.P. Sasser | Posted: September 11, 2014 3:15 PM
 

I read with great interest the story on the U.S. Sugar project in Hendry County in Thursday's edition of the Palm Beach Post.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: August 14, 2014 3:55 AM
 

It gives me no joy to contradict or criticize The Stuart News, to which I happily gave 28 years of my life. But the newspaper's Sunday endorsement of Martin County Commission Chairwoman Sarah Heard begs a few choice words of dissent.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: August 7, 2014 3:55 AM
 

If only Charlie Crist knew more about water. Just once I'd like to hear him throw away the campaign talking points and show me he understands Everglades restoration strategies. I think I'd feel better about him.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: June 17, 2014 3:55 AM
 

A small but mighty human force in the Everglades is doing more for Florida with skilled hands and good will than all the misguided billionaires with their causes and cash poking into Florida's election business.

 
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By: J.P. Sasser | Posted: May 22, 2014 3:55 AM
 

The summer of 2013 was a watershed event for the Indian River Lagoon -- no pun intended. Its unique flora and fauna were decimated as the result of huge amounts of fresh water and pollutants entering the lagoon, causing lower salinity levels and massive algae blooms.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: May 21, 2014 3:55 AM
 

Florida Gov. Rick Scott takes plenty of ridicule -- you might even say a fair amount of disdain -- for his "laser-focus" on jobs and the economy. But like it or not, he's on the same page as millions of Americans who cite joblessness as the A-No. 1, top problem in the nation.

 
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By: Reps. Katie Edwards and Holly Raschein | Posted: March 4, 2014 3:55 AM
 

With all the recent stories about new projects and bridges to move more water into Everglades National Park, we should all feel good about the fruits of our collective resolve to protect and restore the environment.

 
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By: Gov. Rick Scott | Posted: December 9, 2013 2:05 PM
 

The Tampa Bay Times’ Dec. 7 editorial focused on one of the most important subjects to all Floridians -- jobs. But, the challenges facing our growing state won’t end when we reach a certain number of jobs created or a certain unemployment rate. We are working to build an opportunity economy that will create jobs for generations to come.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: September 9, 2013 3:55 AM
 

All the bridges in Kingdom Come won't make a difference. Until the bureaucratic dysfunction ends -- and don't hold your breath -- there will be no water flowing south through the central Everglades and into thirsty Everglades National Park.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: August 20, 2013 3:55 AM
 

Martin County leaders have a choice. They can continue pointing fingers at agriculture to the south of Lake Okeechobee for the toxic state of the St. Lucie estuary and Indian River Lagoon. Or they can look in the mirror -- and fix the part of the problem that lies squarely at their feet.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: August 18, 2013 3:55 AM
 

Richard Grosso, the environmental attorney ordered by the 1st District Court of Appeal to repay court costs because he filed a frivolous appeal, may not have to pay back the taxpayers of Martin County after all.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: September 12, 2012 3:55 AM

Picture, if you will, the screaming headlines, the cries of negligence and/or corruption if it had been Rick Scott who handed 90 million taxpayer dollars to a company that went belly up three years later.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: August 9, 2012 3:05 AM

Just when you think Florida environmentalists can't get any further out in left field, they go and drop back against the wall. I'm talking about their latest plan to budget their causes by ballot initiative. 
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: July 17, 2012 3:55 AM
Obama surrogates swooped into Florida Friday to drop $80 million in federal subsidies for conservation easements north of Lake Okeechobee. That’s fancy talk for paying landowners to hold water.
 
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