“Significant” algae bloom on Lake Okeechobee

By Kimberly Miller July 20, 2017 Palm Beach Post The South Florida Water Management District and Florida Department of Environmental Protection are monitoring an algae bloom on Lake Okeechobee that has been growing since at least last week. Randy Smith, a spokesman for the district, said samples were taken and sent to the DEP to […]

Experts Monitor IRL for Signs of Algal Blooms

By Matthew Peddie July 19, 2017 WMFE Rain and hot weather are putting stress on the Indian River Lagoon. Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program executive director Duane DeFreese said drought conditions earlier this year meant less nutrients were washing into the lagoon. DeFreese said the water in the lagoon is clearer than last year, […]

Rain dilemma may be result of too much development

By Drew Martin July 13, 2017 Palm Beach Post POINT OF VIEW: Rain dilemma may be result of too much development In The Palm Beach Post story, “Water can flow into endangered sparrow territory,” (June 29), discussing the seaside sparrow versus flooding north of the Tamiami Trail, it was suggested that only two solutions existed for […]

We’re exposing truth about AAF’s play for public money

By Brent Hanlon July 11, 2017 TC Palm A recent guest column published by TCPalm (“Brightline project offers great potential for our region,”) repeatedly touted All Aboard Florida as a privately funded venture and accused our organization, Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida, of spreading misinformation. Nothing could be further from the truth. CARE FL proudly […]

State Budget Cuts into Water Monitoring

ORCA- The Ocean Research & Conservation Association on the Treasure Coast uses “Kilroys” submerged in our waterways to monitor water quality. Unfortunately, the number of Kilroys maybe reduced because of state funding cuts. Cut by Florida Legislature, ORCA seeks money for Kilroy water monitors A network of remote-controlled water monitors called Kilroys and LOBOs provide […]

Will Martin County Choose A New Direction?

By Maggy Hurchalla
On May 23rd the Martin County Commission took the first step in what Commissioner Doug Smith said was a new direction.

Senator Negron Keeps Up The Good Fight

Senator Negron said he’s an “optimist” and expects the reservoir to get built in three to four years. Before that happens, the South Florida Water Management District has to meet several deadlines and Congress needs to act.

The Water Sellout

Florida’s water seems free for the taking — at a cost to the rest of us BY CARL HIAASEN chiaasen@miamiherald.com Here’s a government agency that sucks. Literally. Last week, the Southwest Florida Water Management District voted to cut the flow of the famed freshwater springs that feed Crystal River and Kings Bay by up to […]

Algae study should prompt new Florida probe

By Treasure Coast Newspapers Editorial Board June 1, 2017 TC Palm   During the height of the 2016 algae crisis, media and politicians from around the state — in some cases, around the country — descended on Central Marine in Rio. The business came to be seen as the epicenter of the disaster. Reeking, disgusting mats […]

USGS Finds 28 Types of Cyanobacteria in Florida Algal Bloom

USGS Press Release May 31, 2017 A new U.S. Geological Survey study that looked at the extensive harmful algal bloom that plagued Florida last year found far more types of cyanobacteria present than previously known. Twenty-eight species of cyanobacteria were identified in the extensive bloom, which occurred in the summer of 2016 in southern Florida’s […]