SWFL Water Crisis

Red drift algae washes ashore on Naples Beach Monday, July 15, 2019. (Credit: WINK News)video

Red drift algae washes up, smells up shores in Collier County

It is red, slimy and does not smell great – beachgoers are still noticing piles of red drift algae lining the shores in Collier...
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Southwest Florida REIA luncheon focuses on ‘ecology of real estate’

When you are looking for a house, location is key. One significant factor that draws people to move to Southwest Florida is the water....
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Researchers try to pinpoint the source of fecal matter in the Estero River

Scientists will start looking into dangerous fecal bacteria in the Estero River that could make you sick. From an aerial view, there is no way...
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Looking at the algae crisis one year later

Tuesday marked one year since former Governor Rick Scott declared an emergency on this blue-green algae water crisis. This year shows much improvement in the...
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Gulf Coast states see similarities to Southwest Florida blue-green algae

The same type of algae that plagued our waterways, causing a water crisis last year is now devastating the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Tampa Bay...
Blue-green algae build up in a SWFL canal. Photo via WINK News.video

FGCU scientists test viruses to stop blue-green algae

Hearing the word virus, many think of a cold or something that invades a computer. But that is not what came to mind for...
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All aspects of Florida water quality discussed at task force meeting

The people working to keep nuisance, green muck out of our waterways are digging into every aspect of what leads to it and how...
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Cape Coral Dive Club performs trash cleanups, improving water quality

Among water quality issues such as red tide and toxic blue-green algae, keeping unwanted items out of our waters is a pressing concern local...
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Governor DeSantis speaks in Naples on the environment as part of the budget

Governor Ron DeSantis was in Naples Tuesday the Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary to discuss an environment budget funding event. DeSantis said the budget he...
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Governor Ron DeSantis signs bill to mitigate harmful effects of red tide

Governor Ron DeSantis signed SB 1552: Florida Red Tide Mitigation and Technology Development Initiative. The bill establishes the Florida Red Tide Mitigation and Technology...

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