Exploring the Unique, Threatened Florida Everglades
The Florida Everglades "is slowly disappearing, and has been for more than a century," reports a large feature on Fusion. "Today, the Everglades is about the size of New Jersey — half the size it once was."
The article describes the Everglades as one of the most unique natural resources in the world, struggling to deal with the ravages of human systems on the natural balance of the environment. According to the article, "[m]uch of the damage has been caused by humans through water diversion, population pressures, and agricultural run-off. But there are more subtle forces at work, including the growing effects of climate change."
The magazine style article then goes on to detail four separate stories that describe the Everglades and the persistent threats to its existence. The article includes a half-hour video news report by Suzette Laboy introducing research by the Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research Program and exploring the mystery of why alligators in the Everglades are shrinking.