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Everglades Ablaze, Suspected Arsonist Arrested

May 15, 2008, 10:22 am
A 7,000 acres fire, most likely human-caused, in Everglades National Park will be fully suppressed, according to park superintendent Dan Kimball, because it is burning close to two populations of a federally listed endangered species, the Cape Sable seaside sparrow."Our highest priority, as always, is firefighter and public safety, ...

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Murray 6th-grader wins essay contest

May 14, 2008, 11:25 am
Murray sixth-grader Peter Rosen has been selected out of hundreds of competitors for his essay addressing a new direction to preserve the environment.The National Park Foundation challenged kids nationwide with the following question: "What can you do now to turn over a new leaf for the environment and help ...

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Giant Pythons Could Spread Quickly Across South

May 14, 2008, 11:14 am
As if killer bees and kudzu weren't enough, the southern United States may soon have another invasive species to contend with — giant Burmese pythons capable of swallowing deer and alligators whole.Approximately 30,000 of the big snakes, which can reach 30 feet and 200 pounds, already live wild in ...

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Toyota Announces Million Dollar Donation to Everglades National Park

May 7, 2008, 10:36 am
Toyota today announced a contribution of more than $1 million dollars and five vehicles to Everglades National Park to support environmental education programs. The donation will benefit more than 10,000 students annually via a number of initiatives including day program field trips and camping trips for grade school ...

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Secretary Kempthorne announces first round of National Park Centennial projects

April 24, 2008, 12:11 pm
Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne today unveiled the 110 national park improvement projects and programs that will get underway this spring, funded by an equal combination of public and private funds, under President Bush’s National Park Centennial Initiative. The Initiative, announced in 2006, proposed an innovative federal Centennial ...

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