Algae

The Riverkeeper: Just a Florida Man Trying to Save Waterways From Toxic Algae

By Meredith Rutland Bauer October 17, 2016 Motherboard Marty Baum jumped on a friend’s boat, his phone blowing up with frantic phone calls from fishermen. Forty square miles of catfish, ...

Lake Okeechobee pollutes St. Lucie River with 1.1 billion gallons a day

By Tyler Treadway September 22, 2016 TC Palm With Lake Okeechobee water levels too high and rising, polluted discharges to the St. Lucie River will increase to more than 1.1 billion gallons a ...

Cancer-causing chemicals will go nicely with toxic algae, flesh-eating bacteria

Fred Grimm August 18, 2016 Miami Herald Such auspicious timing. Rick’s gang at the state Environmental Regulations Commission could hardly have picked a more gruesome year to loosen restrictions on ...

Big Agriculture choking our waterways

By Brion Blackwelder, Marc Yaggi August 8, 2016 Sun-Sentinel Shocking images of guacamole-like toxic algae in Florida focused national attention on how something that sounds innocuous — nutrient pollution — ...

Report: Half of Florida lakes’ surface have ‘elevated’ algae levels

By Jim Waymer August 5, 2016 Florida Today Florida waters are growing greener, saltier and more toxic in some parts, according to a new report on the state’s waters. The ...

Maxwell: Florida’s water woes are bad and getting worse. Do you care?

By Scott Maxwell August 2, 2016 Orlando Sentinel A few weeks ago, Florida made national news for being coated in thick, green, toxic algae. It looked like a river of ...

Another massive algae bloom begins in Martin County

BY JANA ESCHBACH CBS12 August 1, 2016 STUART (CBS12) — It’s been only a few days since a full moon high tide washed away a foot-deep sludge of toxic algae ...

The Japan Times: Florida algae bloom afflicts economy, sea life

[Our area made the Japan Times, but for all the wrong reasons . . . ]  AFP-JIJI July 30, 2016 Japan Times MIAMI – Every night Tim Robinson sleeps in ...

WPTV: Gov. Rick Scott continues to ask feds for help in algae crisis

Scott has no plans to visit Martin County By Charlie Keegan July 28, 2016 WPTV BOCA RATON, Fla. - What does Gov. Rick Scott have to say about the algae ...