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Calusa Waterkeeper on what to know about macroalgae at Matlacha

A stench is coming from algae in one part of Southwest Florida. And now, that smell is affecting businesses and fishing. The Calusa Waterkeeper is...
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Tips for water conservation as aquifers run dry

Right now, everyone is being asked to do their part to help conserve water. This is because aquifers are currently running low. And, since...
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Mysterious pollution in Caloosahatchee in Hendry County

Mysterious pollution flowing into the Caloosahatchee is gone but there are questions about where the dirty water is coming from because this isn't the...
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Into the wild: Inspiring Collier County students to become environmental stewards

Collier County students are stepping into the outdoors as their classroom, to learn about the unique ecosystems here in Southwest Florida. Under the canopy of...
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Senate bill could set stage for fight over water quality

A fight over the future of our water quality is brewing. A bill in the Florida Senate would make requirements to release state money...
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Florida senator introduces bill to allow seagrass to be removed for development with mitigation

A new bill would allow mitigation to happen not only on land but below the water. Mitigation refers to the restoration, creation, or enhancement of...
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Conservation groups file lawsuit against U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over manatee deaths

More manatees died in the last year than ever before in Florida. Now a lawsuit has been filed to hopefully protect their home. The suit was...
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Plans to dredge Marco Island’s Tigertail Beach moving forward without Audubon support

A debate is swirling over a slice of paradise on Marco Island's Tigertail Beach –to dredge, or not to dredge. Tigertail lagoon and bordering Sand...
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FWC feeding program provides short-term help for hungry manatees during cold weather

A chilly weekend is on tap for the Sunshine State, which means manatees will have to seek warmer water for refuge. But what if...
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CROW receives two dozen birds over a two-week period

The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) received more than two dozen bird patients in the span of two weeks. Many of these...

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