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With so much focus lately on red tide we reached out to our Red Tide Alliance partner at the Florida Department of Health’s Aquatic Toxins Program and asked them to talk to our readers about red tide and the work that they do in their department. They have shared the following information with us: Harmful [...]

Mote Marine Laboratory scientists recently published a study in the journal “PLOS ONE”, that showed baby corals of some species are vulnerable to Deepwater Horizon oil and are especially likely to die when exposed to dispersants used during a spill. The Deepwater Horizon rig spilled more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf [...]

In 2000, Congress passed a multibillion dollar Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. In 2010, one of the Plan’s funded projects began construction on the Spreader Canal, one of a dozen initiatives that aimed to restore the natural flow of freshwater through the Everglades into the ailing Florida Bay. The project’s official dedication was recently marked with [...]

A study recently published in the journal Science found that the majority of the world’s fisheries are declining but could recover if properly managed. The paper found that “over 40 percent of fisheries have crashed or are overfished, producing economic losses in excess of $50 billion per year.” This is the first time researchers have [...]

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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 [...]

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