Posted by: Sandy Steinman | March 11, 2020

The Disappearance of the Everglades

The N.Y. Times reports

Florida’s freshwater wonder is threatened like never before with a rising sea level as restoration efforts lag.

Where it’s not diverted or blocked by human engineering, the water still trickles south at the rate of a quarter mile a day, as it has for millenniums. But it is profoundly imperiled by pollution, human schemes to drain and control it, animal and plant invasives and sea level rise. As salt water breaches the limestone bedrock around the Florida peninsula and enters the aquifer, this natural freshwater wonder is threatened like never before.


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