SWFL Water Crisis

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FGCU professor and task force working on blue-green algae solutions

It’s not going to be easy, but FGCU Professor Dr. Mike Parsons, who was recently appointed to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Blue-Green Algae Task Force,...
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Lee County commissioners to vote on FAU water quality research

Fresh in the memories of Southwest Floridians. Local leaders are taking the next step in combating the water quality crisis. "Frankly, it's going to be very...
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Blue-Green Algae Task Force gets to work at its first meeting

The water crisis and the fight to make sure smelly blue-green algae does not return this year. Wednesday morning, experts from around the state...
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World Oceans Day celebrates our planet, reducing plastic waste

This weekend is all about oceans. People and organizations are taking the chance to celebrate our blue planet in honor of World Oceans Day. The...

US Army Corp of Engineers to reduce Lake O releases, citing ‘a good position...

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District continues to monitor conditions and will reduce flows from the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam to...
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Steps you can take to be part of the solution to prevent algae blooms

The water quality crisis in Southwest Florida feels overwhelming if you are one of the many affected by the toxic air and dead fish...
CDC plans to step in as it studies blue green algae impact on health. (Credit: WINK News)video

CDC plans to uncover the health effects of blue-green algae

It is dangerous. But what can it do to your health? That is the question at the center of the water quality crisis. Now, researchers...
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Water samples collected on Fort Myers Beach for testing

Several agencies recruited friends and neighbors to collect water samples across Southwest Florida in an effort to confirm what’s in our water. FGCU’s The Water...
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Green slime along the Caloosahatchee River concerns neighbors

Not what you want to see in our waterways. Algae, which is floating down the Caloosahatchee River. The WINK News drone spotted some of it...
A dead fish from red tide. Photo via WINK News.

Expert speaks red tide mitigation before Collier County commissioners

It is hard to forget the images showing the effect of red tide on our waters not so long ago. On Tuesday, an expert...

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