Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Bill Weir shows how draining the Everglades has ruined the area, on his Wonder List
Bill Weir visited the Florida Everglades on his “Wonder List” Sunday night, with primary link here. Weir covers how draining the Everglades has threatened the aquifers that provide South Florida drinking water, and probably contributed to the sinkhole problem.
It also has killed about half of the wildlife.
I drove East through the glades in November 2004, along “Alligator Alley”. Back in 1986, I had visited Belle Glade, on the shore of Lake Okeechobee and a center for migrant workers. It was for some time a center of AIDS cases in the 80s.