SWFL Water Crisis

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Controversy surrounds the future of the $1.4 billion reservoir construction

The calls for resignation, which are aimed at the governing board of the South Florida Water Management District, are growing louder and now they...
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Lee County working with PR firm to boost tourism during water quality crisis

We live in paradise in Southwest Florida, with warm temperatures and access to beautiful beaches year-round. But with red tide and blue-green algae plaguing the...
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FGCU air quality results are in, suggest toxins are airborne

After months of collecting and processing data from algae-plagued canals, we may know more about how the water quality crisis affects our air. In September,...
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Cooler weather means more manatee sightings in SWFL waters

The cooler weather has manatees searching for warmer water and that means you could see them heading up the Caloosahatchee River. Florida Fish and Wildlife...
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Could farmers make money by helping clean up Florida’s water supply?

It’s called “wetlaculture." The marriage between agriculture and wetlands restoration is being pitched by scientists as the middle ground in the tug of war between...
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Blue-green algae moving into North Fort Myers

Blue-green algae was recently sighted near the Franklin Lock in Alva, and now it is moving down the Caloosahatchee River into North Fort Myers. MORE: More...
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Horizon Council holds water quality discussion

Southwest Florida is synonymous with surf, sand and sunshine but unfortunately, those great water views were replaced with the ugly sight of blue-green algae...
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Water Crisis Impact: Businesses hope to bounce back as tourists return

Red tide and blue-green algae ravaged Southwest Florida's ecosystem and businesses across the state reported laying off workers and even closing their doors. For now,...
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SWFL head hunters talk hiring amid red tide & current housing market

Dead fish has been a regular sight in Southwest Florida, and when you add that with expensive housing, job seekers and head hunters say...
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Cape Coral still running ‘bubble curtain’ pilot program as algae returns

New "bubble curtain" technology is being put to the test in Cape Coral to stop blue-green algae from invading the Caloosahatchee. While homeowners wait for...

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