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Hundreds Flee Florida Swamp Fires

'Five Mile Swamp Fire' is out of control

(Newser) - It's springtime, and swamps are burning in the Florida Panhandle. Authorities said Wednesday night that the Five Mile Swamp Fire in Santa Rosa County had burned more than 2,000 acres and was only 20% contained, the Pensacola News Journal reports. Authorities said the fire began when a contractor... More »

On Second Thought, Let's Not Drain the Swamp

An ecologist defends swamps against a 'lazy, inept political metaphor'

(Newser) - Adam Rosenblatt wishes politicians would stop saying "drain the swamp"—and it's not because he's worried about the reputation of the nation's capital. "My extensive experience working in and studying swamps allows me to see just how terrible the analogy is," the American... More »

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