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Hurricane Price Gouging Hotline

Floridians bracing for the pounding winds and rains of powerful Hurricane Irma are complaining at a historic clip about price gouging and shortages of fuel, Attorney General Pam Bondi said Thursday.

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State of Florida Emergency Information Hotline is 1-800-342-3557.

 

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The 'Glades are Ablaze
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Excitement Builds for Viewing Historic Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse will turn day into night for a few short minutes around the country.  In South Florida we will see a partial eclipse.

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Perseid Meteor Shower This Weekend

Robert Chaplin is a frequent contributor to the News Leader.

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Explore Biscayne Like Never Before

Celebrating the start of the Biscayne National Park Institute - the pilot program for intensive park experiences in all three of our local National Parks.

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Cost for a National Parks Senior Lifetime Pass is Increasing – What You Need to Do Now

Since 1994, seniors have been given the ability to purchase a $10 Lifetime Senior Pass to visit National Parks throughout the United States. This reasonable one-time fee has greatly benefited seniors, particularly those on fixed incomes, by providing a way to explore recreational areas without breaking the bank. The Lifetime Senior Pass is usabl...

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From Sea to Shining Sea - Traveling Coast to Coast Across the Beautiful United States

Europe might beat “US” for art and history, simply because of age.

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National Park Service Selects New Campground Operator for Flamingo

Family camping and excursions coming back to hidden gem of the Everglades.

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Photographer Robert Chaplin Shares his Travels Above the Arctic Circle to the Land of Polar Bears

3,931 miles from South Florida, as the crow flies, is Kaktovik Alaska.

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Curbelo Reintroduces FILET Act to Combat Lionfish

Washington, D.C. –

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Upside-down Wonders of Biscayne National Park

Amethyst clouds sweep over Biscayne Bay. Sunlight filters through gaps in the dark canopy of sky. The light causes the shallow bay to glow in patches of brilliant turquoise and indigo. While this particular display of beauty is unexpected, such wonders are common occurrences in Biscayne National Park.

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verglades National Park Opens Joe Bay to Non-Motorized Boating

Beginning on Thanksgiving this year, Everglades National Park opened Joe Bay, and adjacent Snag Bay, to the public for the first time in more than 30 years. The area will allow non-motorized boating and become the park's first catch-and-release fishing area.

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Dry Tortugas National Park Time Capsule Offers A Window Into History

This week, history was unearthed in Dry Tortugas National Park, and the South Dade News Leader was part of the memorable moment.

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A Ranger's Personal Journey Down Tamiami Trail

When traveling in Miami on U.S. 41, also called Tamiami Trail, 8th Street or "Calle Ocho," as it's affectionately known by the locals, you can easily feel that you're in a never-ending urban landscape. But if you continue west and cross Krome Avenue, you realize that you have arrived in a different, and often underrated, side of Miami.

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Marines, Airmen Team Up In Renovation Efforts For Historical Site

Since the 1970s the 482nd Civil Engineering Squadron have been making trips to Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas National Park assisting in preserving the historical site, but this was the first year they were joined by Marines from the 45th Combat Logistics Regiment and Airmen from the 301st Fighter Wing.

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Biscayne National Park from the Sky

Every visit to Biscayne National Park is an adventure filled with charm, wonder and beauty. This is no surprise. Visitors have come to national parks for over a century in search of such things. This year is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

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Changes Coming To Navigating The Everglades’ Waters

Everglades National Parks, has notified over 300 registered fishing guides in Everglades National Park that the U.S. Coast Guard plans to remove aids-to-navigation in park waters between Coot Bay and the mouth of the Shark River. The removal of day beacons is scheduled to begin in late August.

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100th Birthday Celebration of the National Park Service at Coral Gables Museum

August 25 is Founder’s Day for the National Park Service, when it turns 100 years old. To celebrate, the federal agency and its partners invite the general public to attend a free birthday party at the Coral Gables Museum.

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New superintendent named to lead Biscayne National Park

The National Park Service has selected Margaret L. Goodro to lead Biscayne National Park as its next superintendent. Goodro replaces Brian Carlstrom, who left the position in November 2015 to serve in a Deputy Associate Director position in the Washington, D.C. office of the National Park Service.

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