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Crist visits Lee County, outlines water quality plan amid gubernatorial campaign trail

A candidate for Florida governor outlined his plan to take on our water crisis. Florida U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist (Fla-D) visited Southwest Florida Wednesday to...
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Large amounts of rainwater from Elsa could impact SWFL water quality

Some are worried Elsa will have lasting impacts on water quality in Southwest Florida. Experts say when we see large amounts of rain in a...
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Group tests air quality impacts of decomposing algae

Something beneath the surface of the water may impact the air we breathe. Volunteers are testing the air quality around Matlacha Pass and whether decomposing...
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Experts remain concerned about algae in Matlacha water

While the surface of Matlacha's water is clearing up, experts say it's a different story beneath the surface. Pilot Ralph Arwood with Calusa Waterkeeper took...
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Component found in urine and fertilizer could be fueling blue-green algae

Something found in urine and fertilizer can fuel blue-green algae. An experiment was done at Franklin Lock last month showing that urea is like...
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Officials closer to deciding on new plans to manage Lake O

The Army Corps of Engineers on Monday went over multiple plans on how Lake Okeechobee is managed, which could affect algae, water supply, and...
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Army Corps narrowing down new Lake Okeechobee management plan

If you're fed up with Lake Okeechobee releases or the blue-green algae that sometimes comes with them, you can have your voice heard. The Army...
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Group in Cape Coral working to enforce water restrictions

One group is making sure that people aren't adding to Cape Coral's shrinking water problem. They do their best to enforce the restrictions. Dave Foley...
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SWFL congressman pushes for manatees to be back on endangered species list

Community and political leaders are sounding the alarm on the rising number of manatee deaths. On average, there have been five manatee deaths per...
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Charlotte Harbor seagrass lost 3 decades of recovery in 2 years

Seagrass in Charlotte Harbor has lost three decades worth of recovery growth in just two years. Charlotte Harbor is home to manatees sea turtles and...

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