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Blue-green algae creeps back into the Caloosahatchee River

An unwelcoming sight is creeping back into the Caloosahatchee River. "We read stories about last year before we got here," said Becky Nichols, Fort Denaud...
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Rushing against time to clean our beaches

The red drift algae on Fort Myers Beach has once again piled up. It is an eyesore to some and a headache for others. "I've...
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Senate moves forward with red tide research

A Senate panel moved forward Tuesday with a proposal that would direct $3 million a year to a red-tide research initiative between the state...
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Sample from Cape Coral canal tests positive for blue-green algae

Blue-green algae is back in our local waterways. We took a sample of it to FGCU, and it tested positive. However, experts say it’s...
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Red drift algae ashore on Southwest Florida beaches

Beaches across Southwest Florida are dealing with red, smelly gunk. But it's nothing to worry about for your health. However, it's keeping people from...
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FGCU partners with Mote Marine Laboratory for harmful algal bloom research

Florida Gulf Coast University and Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to launch a partnership that focuses on...
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Cape Coral residents hope for end to blue-green algae

President Donald Trump toured the Herbert Hoover Dike repairs at Lake Okeechobee Friday. People in Southwest Florida are hoping that fixes to the dike infrastructure...
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What exactly is the Herbert Hoover Dike and why is it important?

Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) is a 143-mile earthen dam that surrounds Lake Okeechobee, the heart of the Kissimmee-Okeechobee-Everglades system.  The project reduces impacts from...
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Trump in Okeechobee talks Herbert Hoover Dike, immigration, health care

Thursday night, President Donald Trump landed in Florida ahead of his highly anticipated visit to Lake Okeechobee and the Herbert Hoover Dike. Trump toured both...
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Mixed opinion on repairs to Herbert Hoover Dike at Lake O

President Donald Trump is scheduled to come to Lake Okeechobee Friday. Trump is expected to talk about progress on the Herbert Hoover Dike and...

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