Monthly Archives: February 2017

Polluted coastlines, need to restore Everglades, and rising seas pose a potential threat to largest freshwater wetland in the United States

Rising seas, polluted coastlines and the specter of more frequent droughts and storms have lent new urgency to efforts to restore the ecosystem of the Florida Everglades, the largest freshwater wetland in the United States. [Source: Phys.org]
See also:

» Members of Congress ask Trump to fund Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Project (CERP) : See their letter to Trump here, or read more at Okeechobee News

» Freshwater crisis will be discussed during lecture series

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Florida’s U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and Rep. Charles Dunn  plan concerted attacks through legislation to overturn the special master’s ruling before the case reaches the 
U.S. Supreme Court.  The case is of vital importance to Florida’s Gulf shrimp industry.  Without the necessary flow of clean water into the Gulf of Mexico, the shrimp industry is doomed, Florida’s attorney argue. The waters originate in Georgia’s Apalachicola, Caloosahatchee, and Flint River Basin. Florida argues that F]georgia impoungs water in Georgia for its needs. Georgia. The special master ruled in his recomendations that Florida should have relied on the Army Corps of Engineers` monitoring and recommendations. George urges the it needs the water for the fast-growing populations in the Atlanta, Ga., area. The following is the article on this first-stage decision.

Dunn, Nelson take on ‘water wars’ ruling