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START recently received an e-mail from the Clean Water Network asking that we share this information with our members. Did you know that Miami is the most vulnerable city in the US in terms of flooding and sea-level rise? Even more vulnerable than New Orleans? I didn't know that until a few days ago. Florida [...]

Since 2005 plans have been in the works to take fresh water from Cow Pen Slough that currently flows into Dona Bay and turn it into a 100 year source of drinking water for Sarasota County and the rest of the region. It would also have significant environmental benefits. The plan was spurred by the [...]

Oil previously buried along Gulf Coast beaches was revealed by waves from Hurricane Isaac. It was crude oil that wasn’t cleaned up after the BP spill in 2010. As the water receded tar balls and oil were reported in Alabama and Louisiana and closed a thirteen mile stretch of beach in Louisiana. BP still has [...]

A recent item by New York Times blogger Emma Bryce on the Yangtze River in China changing color from brown to a reddish orange caused a reader to write in and describe what she saw as a spate of red tide events around the world and inquired about the cause. While the Yangtze River color [...]

This one-of-a-kind event returns to The Bait Box on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2012. The Sanibel-Captiva chapter of Solutions to Avoid Red Tide, Inc. (START) is busily preparing for our fourth annual affair, featuring a grand evening of dining, dancing to the music of a live band, and enjoying the extraordinary good company of friends and family [...]

Mote Marine scientist and START’s Executive Board Member, Dr. Barbara Kirkpatrick, has been elected  the co-chair of the National Harmful Algal Bloom Committee.  The NHC brings together authorities from research organizations, government agencies, communities and other groups to focus on harmful algal blooms while raising national-level awareness of bloom related issues. Barbara was elected by [...]