Category Archives: environment

Thomas A. Edison: Botanical Research

The Final Experiment Thomas Alva Edison’s 1928 rubber project represents a major advance in modern research on producing materials from renewable resources. More than 17,000 plants were tested in Edison’s quest for latex. Thomas A. Edison is an outstanding genius … Continue reading

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A Perilous Situation in the Everglades

Restoring correct water flow in the Everglades is of vital importance Red tide; millions of dead rotting fish cover the shoreline. A massive bloom of toxic neon-green algae; millions of tourist revenues lost. Retreating mangrove estuaries; leave coastal communities more … Continue reading

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Birdwatching: Big Cypress Swamp, FL

Celebrate the Beauty of Birds Big Cypress National Preserve has a variety of excellent birding locations. The preserve is located in southwest Florida in some of the most rugged land in the state. Big Cypress Preserve encompasses approximately 729,000 acres … Continue reading

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The Rich Biodiversity in the Everglades

Species diversity is a measure of community complexity Located at the southern tip of the Florida peninsula encompassing 1.5 million acres, the Everglades is a national treasure. Everglades National Park was established in 1934 and dedicated in 1947 to protect … Continue reading

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Two People That Saved The Everglades – Earnest Coe & Marjory Stoneman Douglas

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.”     Margret Mead The Everglades are the largest wilderness of any kind east of the Mississippi. Everglades National … Continue reading

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An Eight Million Year Old Living Species – The American Alligator

Alligators are a symbol of wildlife and untouched lands in the Southeastern United States. We are all connected in the intricate web of life on planet Earth.  During an excursion into Big Cypress Swamp and Everglades National Park in southern … Continue reading

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Looking at the world through a windshield

 A Migratory Expedition Southward Winter in the Rockies is a long season. Even in the southern Rockies cold and snow can be expected for a long six months. Staying mostly indoors sitting by the fire has it’s comforts but can … Continue reading

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