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Court drama disrupts a key environmental alliance in Florida

A legal battle between the Everglades Foundation and a former scientist has sparked controversy, highlighting a clash over environmental policy and personal integrity.

Robin Bravender reports for Politico.

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How the US supreme court and an Idaho couple upended wetlands protection

Often dismissed as dismal wet bogs and rampantly cleared since European arrival in the US, the underappreciated importance of wetlands has been placed into sharp relief by a supreme court ruling that has plunged many of these ecosystems into new peril.

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What is compensatory mitigation? Evening the scales of environmental impact in NH

At both the state and federal levels, there are laws aiming to even the scales of environmental impacts. It’s a concept called compensatory mitigation, included in Section 404 of the federal Clean Water Act. 
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In the Everglades, a clash portrayed as ‘science vs. politics’ pits a leading scientist against his former employer

An influential foundation contends that Tom Van Lent stole “trade secrets.” Environmentalists question why such “secrets” exist, as work unfolds on a controversial reservoir touted by Gov. Ron DeSantis as the “crown jewel of Everglades restoration.”

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