Posts Tagged ‘Indian River Lagoon’

Indian River Lagoon could get $30 million boost this year

By Isadora Rangel March 22, 2017 TC Palm TALLAHASSEE — The Indian River Lagoon might get a $30 million annual boost this year through a bill a Senate committee approved Wednesday. Republican Sen. Debbie Mayfield, who represents the bulk of the 156-mile estuary in Brevard and Indian River counties, filed legislation to clean the estuary troubled in recent…

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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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Eve Samples: Economic Council co-founder resigns, citing U.S. Sugar

By Eve Samples February 24, 2017 TC Palm Bud Jordan is not a radical. He has been an investment broker in Stuart for more than four decades. He’s a member of the “business hall of fame” at Florida State University. He co-founded the Economic Council of Martin County, a pro-business advocacy group, in 1985. But last…

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Indian River muck dredging starts

By Kevin Spears February 20, 2017 Orlando Sentinel A determined and costly battle has begun against a sulfurous monster in the Indian River Lagoon, using a massive weapon of muck destruction. The 150-mile ribbon of partly salty, partly fresh water that hugs Florida’s Atlantic coast is gagging on what many call “muck.” Created by decades of…

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Analysis: EAA farmers refuse to sell land for Lake O discharges plan

By Isadora Rangel February 6, 2017 TC Palm A bill to curb Lake Okeechobee discharges hit a roadblock the day before its first hearing as 14 landowners announced Monday they aren’t willing to sell land for a reservoir. Sugar giants U.S. Sugar Corp. and Florida Crystals, as well as smaller farmers who own at least 2,500…

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Port St. Lucie seeks $8 million for McCarty Ranch water farm

By Tyler Treadway January 3, 2017 TC Palm PORT ST. LUCIE — City officials see acres and acres of overgrown citrus groves as a way of helping save the St. Lucie River and Indian River Lagoon while slaking the thirst of future residents. And all the city needs to make the vision a reality, they say, is…

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Everglades dolphins have record-high mercury levels, FIU study shows

By Tyler Treadway December 26, 2016 TC Palm Dolphins in the Everglades and the Indian River Lagoon are sending us a warning about how mercury accumulates in their bodies and ours. A study Florida International University scientists published in the scientific journal Environmental Pollution in October found bottlenose dolphins in the Everglades, particularly along the northeastern shore…

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The Guardians of Martin County Present A New Path To Clean Water

This clean water flowing through the Everglades is not only beautiful, it also holds the key to our survival as Floridians. Florida is facing a potential water crisis due to “water waste”. Hundreds of billions of gallons of fresh water from Lake Okeechobee are being “wasted to tide” every year through drainage canals that discharge…

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Editorial: Despite awful year, there’s hope for Indian River Lagoon

By the TC Palm Editorial Board December 7, 2016 TC Palm This year has been a disaster for the Indian River Lagoon — especially the southern section, which was ravaged by massive discharges of polluted freshwater from Lake Okeechobee for much of 2016. The glass-half-empty approach views the problems confronting the lagoon as insurmountable. The glass-half-full approach sees…

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