Posts Tagged ‘Algae blooms’

Lake O Is Turning Green Again

Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch’s photo of algae floating on Lake Okeechobee has alerted officials and the media that an algae bloom has formed. The Weather Channel has taken notice as well.

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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…

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Senate Considers Fed Help For Toxic Algae

By Amy Green May 19, 2017 90.7 WMFE Legislation making its way on Capitol Hill could help Florida communities hit by toxic algae blooms. The Senate Commerce Committee approved the measure that for the first time would make federal funding available to communities and states affected by toxic algae blooms. The legislation would grant authority…

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The Reservoir Plan Will Help All of Us in Florida

Column: Protecting the Everglades with the reservoir plan will help all of us in Florida By Bob Martinez and Dominic M. Calabro April 24, 2017 Tampa Bay Times Florida’s Everglades is an American iconic national park known and revered throughout the world for its biodiversity. Floridians, regardless where they live, must join together to protect…

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Leading scientific expert on toxic algae says it will happen again

By Jana Eschbach March 15, 2017 CBS 12 TREASURE COAST (CBS12) — It’s an environmental and economic disaster that will likely happen again, according to research on harmful algal blooms in the Indian River Lagoon. For the Treasure Coast and Space Coast’s waterways already suffering from bouts of red and brown tide and toxic algae blooms, the…

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Guest column: Invest in reservoir now — not later

By Nathaniel P. Reed March 10, 2017 TC Palm There is nothing complicated about the need to invest in the so-called Everglades Agricultural Area reservoir. One need only understand that water flows downhill. When Florida’s rains are heavy, the water flows down from the Kissimmee River valley and into Lake Okeechobee; it has to go somewhere…

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