Battleground Everglades

BATTLEGROUND EVERGLADES explores the struggle to save one of the world's most revered wetlands: The Florida Everglades. Devastated by a century of drainage and development, the entire Everglades watershed is suffering from man-made pollution, habitat destruction and species decline. The six-part series examines threats to Florida's ecosystem, including sea level rising, invasive plants and animals destroying delicate habitats and native species, and the difficult restoration of Lake Okeechobee, the liquid heart of the Everglades system. It also follows one of the most dramatic chapters in the long history of Everglades restoration. An enormous outbreak of toxic algae choked delicate estuaries and rivers on Florida's East and West coasts in 2016. From the outcry of environmentalists, to the political fight with powerful agricultural interests, the series takes an in-depth look at all sides of these critical moments. BATTLEGROUND EVERGLADES showcases dramatic challenges and innovative solutions to restore this World Heritage Site. As more and more countries battle algae outbreaks and enormous environmental issues, the Everglades is poised to become a beacon of learning and hope.

Tue, Jan 26 2:00 P.M. The Battle Over Big Water     NH WORLD

Enormous challenges face the liquid heart of the Everglades's, Lake Okeechobee.

Tue, Jan 26 2:30 P.M. Dangerous Seas     NH WORLD

Sea level rise has been a world-wide threat, with South Florida at the epicenter.

Tue, Feb 2 2:00 P.M. Survival at Stake     NH WORLD

Florida's next generation of environmental stewards trek through a cypress swamp.

Tue, Feb 2 2:30 P.M. Glades Warriors     NH WORLD

Unique perspective on the Everglades including a "Gladesman;" a Miccosukee Indian preserving ancestral traditions and the ecosystem; the leader of Guardians of the Glades; a longtime government advisor and advocate for restoration.

Battleground Everglades By Episode

  • Algae Explosion (#101)

    Charles J. Kropke speaks with scientists, environmentalists, and legislators on all sides of the issue of the 2016 toxic algae outbreak in the Everglades, an unprecedented local disaster with international implications.

  • War On Invasive Species (#102)

    Go behind the scenes of the fight against devastation caused by non-native plants and animals, including the relentless Old World Climbing Fern and efforts by retrained military veterans who capture Burmese Pythons.

  • The Battle Over Big Water (#103)

    Enormous challenges face the liquid heart of the Everglades's, Lake Okeechobee.

  • Dangerous Seas (#104)

    Sea level rise has been a world-wide threat, with South Florida at the epicenter.

  • Survival at Stake (#105)

    Florida's next generation of environmental stewards trek through a cypress swamp.

  • Glades Warriors (#106)

    Unique perspective on the Everglades including a "Gladesman;" a Miccosukee Indian preserving ancestral traditions and the ecosystem; the leader of Guardians of the Glades; a longtime government advisor and advocate for restoration.



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