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As Everglades Deal Nears, Critics Cry Foul

(Newser) - As a revised deal by US Sugar to sell 180,000 Everglades acres to Florida nears completion, critics are stepping up their efforts to derail it, the Wall Street Journal reports. The deal, hailed by environmentalists, would allow the state to restore natural waterways, but opponents see it as a... More »

Buyout Bid Threatens Everglades Protection Plan

Farming company offers to buy US Sugar

(Newser) - A possible new bid has thrown a wrench into the state of Florida's plan to buy most of US Sugar's land for $1.34 billion and use it to help restore the Everglades, the St. Petersburg Times reports. The Lawrence Group, which has tried twice before to buy US Sugar,... More »

Big Sugar's Exit Gives Hope to Everglades

Florida land deal boosts ecological preservation efforts

(Newser) - Everglades restoration may finally be a reality, writes Michael Grunwald in Yale Environment 360 during his “vacation from defeatism.” Florida's tentative $1.75 billion land deal with US Sugar would halt sugar production (and pollution) on nearly 300 square miles, and have an ecological ripple-effect that extends beyond... More »

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