WMFE is Central Florida's primary provider of NPR programming on 90.7 FM and Classical Music on 90.7 HD2. Part of the community since 1965, WMFE focuses on providing quality national and local news and programming. We inspire and empower all Central Floridians to discover, grow and engage within and beyond their world.
CLOSEOpt Out: I already like WMFE!

Like us on Facebook!

Support for 90.7 WMFE is provided by

Everglades Restoration Re-Evaluation Should Consider Climate Change, Scientists Say

The Everglades. Photo: National Parks Service

The Everglades. Photo: National Parks Service

An independent committee of scientists is calling for a re-evaluation of a $16 billion restoration of the Everglades.

The committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recommended the re-evaluation that considers climate change and sea level rise.

The scientists say now is the time as the 18-year effort transitions from the planning phase to implementation. The restoration is the largest in U.S. history.

The recommendation is part of a report mandated by Congress every two years on the progress of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan.

The plan aims to resurrect the river of grass’ historic flow, but the scientists say because it will take many decades to complete the plan should consider future changes to the watershed.

Susan Gray of the South Florida Water Management District says the restoration already takes into account climate change and sea level rise, as the report recommends.

She worries a re-evaluation could slow down the restoration’s progress.


Sign Up For 90.7 WMFE's Newsletter

Catch up on the latest Central Florida news and get updates on programs, events and more.

SUBSCRIBE

WMFE Journalistic Ethics Code | Public Media Code of Integrity

Amy Green

About Amy Green

Reporter and Producer

Amy Green covers the environment for 90.7 News. She is an award-winning journalist who has worked as a regular contributor for NPR, PEOPLE, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor and many other top news organizations. Her in-progress book on the Everglades is under contract with Johns ... Read Full Bio »

TOP