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. Allyson Maynard Gibson 1975 Attorney General of the Bahamas, 4 See also Club Sport League Venue League Championships, (27.8) 78.4 Initial attempts at developing agriculture near Lake Okeechobee were successful but the nutrients in the peat were rapidly removed In a process called soil subsidence oxidation of peat causes loss of volume Bacteria decompose dead sawgrass slowly underwater without oxygen When the water was drained in the 1920s and bacteria interacted with oxygen an aerobic reaction occurred Microorganisms degraded the peat into carbon dioxide and water Some of the peat was burned by settlers to clear the land Some homes built in the areas of early farms had to have their foundations moved to stilts as the peat deteriorated; other areas lost approximately 8 feet (2.4 m) of soil depth.
School of International and Public Affairs Building 2010 Slavery war and disenfranchisement 1950 495,084 84.9% The Everglades Forever Act introduced by Governor Lawton Chiles in 1994 was an attempt to legislate the lowering of phosphorus in Everglades waterways the act put the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in charge of testing and enforcing low phosphorus levels: 10 parts per billion (ppb) (down from 500 ppb in the 1980s) the SFWMD built Stormwater Treatment Areas (STAs) near sugarcane fields where water leaving the EAA flows into ponds lined with lime rock and layers of peat and calcareous periphyton Testing has shown this method to be more effective than previously anticipated bringing levels from 80 ppb to 10 ppb. In November 2018 the Herald broke the story that "in 2007 despite substantial evidence that corroborated (female teenager's) stories of (sexual) abuse by Epstein the U.S attorney in Miami Alexander Acosta signed off on a secret deal for the multimillionaire one that ensured he would never spend a day in prison." Thus the full extent of Epstein's crimes and his collaborators remained hidden and the victims unaware of this arrangement in July 2019 Epstein was charged with sex trafficking dozens of minors between 2002 and 2005; reporting at the time noted how the Herald brought public attention to accusations against Epstein.