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Cousteau reports from Florida Everglades

November 30, 2011 -- Updated 1747 GMT (0147 HKT)
Join Philippe Cousteau (left) as he tours the Florida Everglades as part of CNN's Going Green coverage
Join Philippe Cousteau (left) as he tours the Florida Everglades as part of CNN's Going Green coverage
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Philippe Cousteau returns with the latest installment of CNN's Going Green series
  • The environmentalist reports from the Florida Everglades on the ongoing eco-restoration

(CNN) -- Sometimes, ensuring a green future means having to correct man-made mistakes of the past.

Back in the 1950s, a U.S. government project drained one of the largest wetlands in the world.

It caused such a great environmental problem, the solution became clear: the Florida Everglades must be restored.

CNN Special Correspondent Philippe Cousteau travels to this unique environment to see the early results of the largest ecosystem restoration project in history.

Roads are being diverted, water pump schedules are changing and endangered wildlife is being monitored -- all in an effort to give nature a chance to return to its original form.

This unique ecosystem is a model for other habitat restoration projects, and could predict the future of environmental rehabilitation worldwide.

Show times:

Saturday December 3: 13:30 & 21:30

Sunday December 4: 08:30, 17:30 & 22:00

Wednesday December 7: 05:30

All times GMT

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