Saving the River of Grass

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Charlie Crist, governor of Florida, may have just done more to save the Everglades than anyone since Marjory Stoneman Douglas. On today, Michael Grunwald, a modern heir to Douglas in his knowlege of and passion for the Everlades, explains Crist’s agreement to have the state of Florida buy out U.S. Sugar’s lands in the Everglades for $1.75 billion. It’s a big deal. A long time ago, when I was based in Miami, I wrote about an effort, radical at the time, to stem the destruction of the Everglades. That effort failed. Let’s hope this one doesn’t.