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183,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled now winding through Caloosahatchee

A whopping 183,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled into your water and now it's winding its way through the Caloosahatchee. Crews are working on testing...
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Public meeting held to figure out how to protect Sanibel, Captiva from sea-level rise

A public meeting was held Friday to figure out how to protect Sanibel and Captiva islands. A final report looks at what parts of the...
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City of Sanibel, FGCU Water School team up to pinpoint vulnerabilities of sea-level rise

As sea levels rise, the question turns to, what needs to be saved: Natural resources, cultural spaces, buildings? Visitors on Sanibel Island will tell you...
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Collier County holds open meeting to discuss red tide, blue-green algae

What are our state and local governments doing to protect us from harmful algal blooms? After the red tide and blue-green algae crisis of 2018,...
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Blue-green algae starting to appear at Franklin Lock

Are we starting to see the beginnings of blue-green algae again? We took a sample of water from the Caloosahatchee River near the W.P. Franklin...
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What impact will relaxing of federal water regulations have on SWFL waterways?

Just what impact will the relaxing of some federal water regulations have on the Southwest Florida rivers, streams and wetlands? On Thursday, President Trump announced...

EPA weakens protections for streams and wetlands

The Trump administration is removing some federal water protections, siding with requests from industry and farm groups over the advice of environmental experts and...

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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FWC seeking ideas to kill harmful, invasive plants without killing the good ones

How do you kill harmful, invasive plants without killing the good ones? If you have any ideas, the State wants to hear them. Wildlife officials...

Explained: What is the water crisis Southwest Florida is battling?

Water is Florida's most precious resource. It not only surrounds our state, but it also connects communities within Florida. Florida's unique landscape is made...

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