Conservation: Jets v. Everglades

A national park is an outdoor gallery of nature's wonders, complexities and harmonies. But unlike a museum, a park is not independent of its surroundings. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the Florida Everglades National Park, an aquatic wilderness of 1.4 million acres and one of America's last refuges of solitude. Precisely because it is linked to intricate webs of life around it, the park may now be doomed by the rising water needs of Florida's farms and cities, plus the construction of a mammoth jetport a few miles away. The...

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