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Environment

Friday, 19 February 2016 09:06

Lake O Releases Raise Rancor Throughout Lee County

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The impact of fresh water releases from Lake Okeechobee on the estuaries and coastal communities has been a long time concern for many residents…
A lot of attention has fallen on the water crisis taking place up north in Flint, Michigan. Back in 2014, the state government, headed…
In the 2016 legislative session, the Florida legislature has a unique and unprecedentedopportunity to enact comprehensive water policy that ensures sufficient water supply forpopulation…
Tuesday, 29 December 2015 09:26

November 2015 Warmest November on Record

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While those who live and vacation here in southwest Florida usually don’t dream of a white Christmas, rising global temperatures could be threatening that…
Monday, 14 December 2015 10:12

Former Commissioner Speaks Out on the State of Water Quality

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Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane's recent commentary " The Facts about Water Quality" issued achallenge to "any advocate to come to the table and propose…
Thursday, 19 November 2015 09:40

Algae Concerns in Southern Florida Once Again In Bloom

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Pdf: Red Tide status map, November 13, 2015. Source: myfwc.com GenieGlider: Mote engineering technician Michael Tamez and Mote postdoctoral scientist Dr. Jordon Beckler prepare…
Water quality has been at the forefront of many Floridian’s minds over the past few decades, and at the center of it all is…
Fracking has been a hot topic in Southwest Florida this past year, with Bonita Springs outright banning the practice within their city limits this…
Thursday, 24 September 2015 10:10

Research Reveals Startling Decline In Sea Life

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The World Wildlife Fund has released their Living Blue Planet report for 2015, assessing the condition and health of our oceans, and the outlook…
Friday, 11 September 2015 12:58

Judah and the FCOC: Continuing the Fight for Our Waters

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For 24 years, Ray Judah served on the Board of County Commissioners, championing environmental issues ranging from health of our estuaries and bays, to…
Monday, 17 August 2015 11:37

Water and Politics – Why the Water District Caved

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(additional material by Trent Townsend) To the property owners living in the 16 counties served by the South Florida Water Management District the flip-flop…
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 13:51

Here It Comes – Toxic Algae Bloom in Lake O

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It’s not in the Caloosahatchee – yet – but toxic blue-green algae has public health warning signs lining the eastern shores of Lake Okeechobee.…
On July 16 the Board of Governors of the South Florida Water Management District ignored the recommendations of its staff – and of Tallahassee…
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 16:02

Extinct Saber-toothed Cat New to Science Lived in Florida

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© Environment News Service (ENS) 2015. All rights reserved. www.ens-newswire.com GAINESVILLE, Florida March 15, 2013 – A new genus and species of extinct saber-toothed…
(John Wood/Flickr)A Florida resident spotted one of the creatures sunning itself in his backyard.The exotic pet trade has a way of introducing destructive and…
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