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Exploring the Everglades

See trip details for Everglades National Park, one of 30 suggested family trips from National Geographic.<p>Everglades National Park<p>Florida Guide<p>More Family Trips<p>Occupying an area of land larger than the state of Delaware, the Everglades National Park was dedicated in 1947 to protect the landscape, …

Fighting fern with fire in Florida's Everglades National Park

MIAMI Fla. (Reuters) - Wildlife officials are preparing to set a 10,000-acre fire on Tuesday to combat an invasive fern in Florida’s Everglades National Park, hoping to burn away a vine that is blocking sunlight to native plants.<p>The controlled burn is part of a fight against Lygodium microphyllum, …

Invasive apple snail threatens Florida Everglades clean up

MIAMI (Reuters) - Florida wildlife and water managers are worried about an invasive snail that is wreaking havoc on the state’s billion-dollar effort to remove chemicals from the fragile Everglades.<p>A Snail Kite, one of Florida’s iconic breeding bird species, perches on a branch at J. W. Corbett …

Montana's Toxic Lake

<i>If you want to learn about someplace, you can always pick up a textbook. But if you want to get to know a place, you're going to have to dig a little</i> …

Satellite images reveal shocking groundwater loss in California

The severity of California's drought continues to shock, with the latest example coming courtesy of NASA.<p>The space agency's two Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment, or GRACE, satellites have been been in orbit since 2002, making highly sensitive measurements of Earth's gravity field. Variations …

The latest news on the ozone layer shows we can solve big environmental problems

Here’s a rare thing these day: Two pieces of good news on the environment in just one week.<p>A few days ago, we reported on how the population of blue whales in the eastern Pacific has bounced back to nearly where it was before whaling. Now there's news that the ozone layer is making a comeback of …

10 States Could Lose State Birds

In 2080, the Baltimore Orioles may have to play baseball under a different name. That’s because climate change is likely to have altered climatic …

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Smithsonian Releases Statement on Climate Change: “Climate Change will affect Everything.”

With special emphasis on the Smithsonian’s 160-year history and tradition of collection, research and global monitoring, the statement delivers a …

Typhoon Phanfone Lashes Tokyo With Heavy Rains, 100 MPH Winds

TOKYO - A powerful typhoon that washed four American airmen in Okinawa out to sea slammed central Japan on Monday, forcing the cancelation of more than 600 flights. Phanfone had earlier been downgraded from a super-typhoon to a Category One shadow of its former self but Japan's 18th typhoon of the …