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Research sheds light on Lake Okeechobee issues

A visiting scientist from China helped Florida Gulf Coast University with a newly-published study surrounding Lake Okeechobee, and the research was no easy feat. Lake...
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Does Florida’s new law go far enough to protect our waterways?

Does a new law designed to protect our waters go far enough? While many agree that the Clean Waterways Act is a step in the...
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Water quality a concern in Matlacha Pass as eels surface

Concerns are rising over the water quality of Matlacha Pass after cloudy-looking water was spotted, bringing eels and other sea life to the surface...
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Saharan dust may impact SWFL coastal waters

A gigantic dust column from Africa's Sahara Desert has traveled thousands of miles and will eventually settle over the U.S. The dust is so thick...
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Lake Okeechobee may be experiencing a large algae bloom

A large algae bloom has been spotted in Lake Okeechobee. Officials are monitoring the spread to determine what impact it will have on Southwest...

Saharan dust may help fuel red tide in the Gulf of Mexico, study finds

A large plume of Saharan dust from Africa, over 2,000 miles wide, is surging across the Caribbean Sea. It'll push into the Gulf of...
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FGCU releases preliminary findings on Estero River water quality

Florida Gulf Coast University has been keeping tabs on the Estero River to see what might be lurking in the water. What have they found...
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Fort Myers neighborhood dealing with brown tap water

The Fort Myers City Council is discussing water quality issues in the city after several homeowners said brown water is coming out of their...
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Calusa Waterkeeper tests for source of Billy’s Creek contamination

Fecal bacteria contamination in Billy's Creek has been a concern for years, and a local group, Calusa Waterkeeper, is working to fix the problem....
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Runoff from construction sites enter Caloosahatchee River

Construction runoff has been getting into the Caloosahatchee River recently and residents and professionals alike have noticed murky patches. John Cassani, with the Calusa Waterkeeper,...

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