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Everglades Science Forum

THE TALE OF THE ROSE COLORED SPOONBILL

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

BY DR. RUSCENA WIEDERHOLT Let’s start at the very beginning… the land was once dotted with these pink beasts, a mix of both the beautiful and bizarre. Flocks of these peculiar birds were once abundant, their domain stretching from the far-flung reaches of South America to the sandy shores of the southeastern US. Rose colored … Read More

Sugar Subsidies and Sugarcane in the Everglades Agricultural Area

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

DR. ANDREW STAINBACK In the United States there is a long history of subsidizing sugar through a complex set of policies to keep the price of sugar in the domestic market above prevailing world prices. These policies cost consumers directly through higher prices at the grocery store and indirectly through lost jobs in food processing … Read More

“Snowy” Animals of the Everglades

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

BY DR. RUSCENA WIEDERHOLT Snow falling gently outside, logs roasting merrily on a fire, and rosy red cheeks tell us the holiday season is here again… but here in Florida, news of faraway snow storms, temperatures plunging below 70°F, and Christmas lights on palm trees will have to suffice. Fortunately, one species here can kindle … Read More

THE NATURE OF FLORIDA’S ECONOMY

Monday, November 11, 2019

BY DR. ANDREW STAINBACK FLORIDA’S ECONOMY RECENTLY HIT AN IMPORTANT MILESTONE WITH ITS GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT (GDP) SURPASSING $1 TRILLION – AND THE STATE’S ECONOMY CONTINUES TO GROW… According to the latest report from Florida’s Legislative Office of Economic and Demographic Research1, in 2018 the state’s economy grew slightly faster than the national average (3.5% … Read More

WINGED CREATURES OF THE NIGHT

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

BY DR. RUSCENA WIEDERHOLT Blood sucking, nighttime creatures of horror that attack unsuspecting victims deep asleep… nothing makes your hair stand on end like the idea of a vampire lurking in a dark alley, or a swarm of bats streaming from an underground inferno. The shadowy world of vampires flourishes in novels and movies but … Read More