SWFL Water Crisis

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An innovative team on a research cruise seeks red tide solutions

Cruise ships leave Miami everyday empowering passengers with a taste of the good life. But the passengers on the ship that left five days...
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Sanibel’s new numbers show water quality affecting real estate

Sanibel Island has released staggering new numbers of the ongoing water quality crisis affecting Southwest Florida.   Reportedly, 16,791 people cancelled their reservation or left them early this summer,...
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Lee County not backing petition for Lake O discharges

The concern for clean water in Southwest Florida continues to become more prevalent in the lives of its residents.  Cape Coral resident Trisha Botty never expected the clean water crisis in Southwest Florida to become her...
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Clean water activists host Florida Economic Water Summit Monday

Clean water activist organizations held a town hall meeting to discuss the impact of blue-green algae and red tide Monday evening. Algae and red tide...
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Bacteria in Collier County beaches leads to “poor quality” designation

Just like students, beaches earn grades, too. But, beaches in Collier County will not be bragging about its recent marks. The Florida Department of Health...
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What will Hurricane Michael do to red tide?

Over the weekend, tourists and residents did something odd by recent southwest Florida standards: They enjoyed the beach.  Red tide has plagued beaches for the...
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Mote Marine Lab begins testing for airborne red tide toxins

We are one step closer to getting answers about the air quality amid blue-green algae and red tide. You've probably felt the tickle in your...

SBA opens Business Recovery Center in Charlotte for businesses impacted by red tide

The U.S. Small Business Administration is opening a Business Recovery Center (BRC) in Charlotte County, at 6868 San Casa Dr. Englewood, on Tuesday at...
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Thousands of dead fish found floating in Naples Sunday

Residents had an unpleasant surprise when they walked out to see thousands of dead fish floating in their water this weekend. The piles of fish...
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Business owners near the beach glad to see customers return

For the first time in months red tide has eased up on the South Florida coastline, and that is good news for business owners...

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