Algae state of emergency extended in Martin County

BY GARY DETMAN CBS 12 July 20, 2016 The algae state of emergency in Martin County has been extended for another week. It’s the 4th week in a row for the state of emergency. The provision frees up funding and resources to fight the algae problem., including the use of volunteer workers, equipment rentals, and […]

To get rid of toxic algae, end farms’ special status

By Randy Schultz Sun-Sentinel July 6, 2016 As Florida’s latest environmental crisis has blossomed, Gov. Rick Scott has done what he does in every crisis: blame someone else. Martin County made national news in a bad way over the weekend. Toxic algae blooms had closed beaches and fouled inland waterways. A similar outbreak in 2013 […]

Miami Herald: Tally fails to rally to protect our water

MIAMI HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD The Miami Herald July 3, 2016 Just in time for the July 4 weekend, a massive algae bloom sprouted on Florida’s Treasure Coast last week, fouling the waters, estuaries and beaches and posing the threat of further damage to the entire ecosystem around Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades. These are the […]

NYTimes: Reeking, Oozing Algae Closes South Florida Beaches

By LES NEUHAUS New York Times July 1, 2016 STUART, Fla. — A rancid smell penetrated the front of Marisa and Duncan Baskin’s one-story house, which rests less than 100 feet from an inlet of the St. Lucie River in this tourist hamlet just inside the Atlantic coastline that bills itself as “America’s Happiest Seaside […]

The Weather Channel: 2 Florida Counties Added to Algae Bloom Emergency

2 Florida Counties Added to Algae Bloom Emergency; Government Reducing Water Releases From Lake Okeechobee By Eric Chaney Published on July 1, 2016 Florida Gov. Rick Scott Thursday added two counties to the state of emergency declared over bright blue-green algae blooms that are taking over waterways and beaches on Florida’s Treasure Coast. Scott issued […]