Journal Reporter - Can The Everglades Be Saved?
Profit vs. Nature: Can The Everglades Be Saved? A Report by Max Hofmann.
The Everglades acted as a natural shock absorber that softened Hurricane Irma's impact. But being on the front lines of the most powerful Atlantic storm on record took its toll, threatening a unique wetland wilderness.
Lake Okeechobee at the heart of Florida's Everglades is home to a vast array of animals and plants. But now, this tropical wilderness is drowning. On the heels of Hurricane Irma, a record-breaking wet season has led to the worst flooding in 70 years. That's making the lake deeper - which is bad news, not only for hundred of species that depend on it, but also for Florida's supply of fresh water.
Canada debates whether its Mounties should be wearing muskrat hats, French farmers try to come to terms with increased numbers of brown bears, and Florida's Everglades deal with the aftermath of hurricane Irma.
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