Blue-Green Algae

Sign showing an advisory for blue-green algae. (Credit: WINK News)

Lawmakers analyze Florida septic tanks to prevent nutrient pollution

Taking care of our water means thinking of everything that affects its quality. Right now, state lawmakers are taking a closer look at septic...
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Study analyzes the impact blue-green algae in SWFL has on your body

Researchers will soon know the impact toxic blue-green algae blooms have on you, coming a year and a half after the algae took over...
FILE: Water being released from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee River on October 29, 2018. (Credit: WINK News/FILE)video

SFWMD to increase its monitoring of our water quality in 2020

None of us like the idea of having green gunk in our backyards. Right now, plans are underway for the South Florida Water Management...

Blue-green algae: What you need to know

If you lived in or visited Southwest Florida in 2018, you may be familiar with the term “blue-green algae.” Those who experienced the blue-green algae...
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Caloosahatchee sample tests positive for blue-green algae

Is blue-green algae really back? On Wednesday, we showed you photos of the Caloosahatchee that appeared to contain the green, gunky substance. So we set out...
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Small business owners reflect on 2018 water quality crisis, see some hope for the...

On a breezy day in Sanibel, snowbirds flock to the beaches to relax, catch some fish and find shells. But during the summer, when...
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Blue-green algae task force releases first set of recommendations to combat toxic algae

From the Caloosahatchee, to Lake Okeechobee and everywhere in between and beyond. After a slight delay, the state's blue-green algae task force has come up...
FILE: Water being released from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee River on October 29, 2018. (Credit: WINK News/FILE)video

CDC Lake O study researches blue-green algae impact on people

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention want to know if the blue-green algae living in Lake Okeechobee affects the health of people living...
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Algae Task Force releases recommendations to prevent SWFL water crisis

The Blue-Green Algae Task Force released its recommendations Wednesday on how to prevent gross gunk from coming back to our water. However, its plans...
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Questions remain over long-term health effects of blue-green algae

Coughing, wheezing, and rashes. Those are just some of the health problems readers are telling us about when it comes to previous bouts of blue-green...

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