Challenges

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...
video

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...
video

Sanibel keeping an eye on water levels as climate change makes the island more...

A new report released Wednesday showed it would be too expensive to protect homes in the Keys as sea levels rise, but how does...
video

Physical changes to fish species may be linked to SWFL water quality issues

A small fish could provide researchers with big clues to what’s happening in our water in Southwest Florida. The question they are trying to answer:...
video

Water contamination review deadline Friday

There are no state laws governing safe levels of exposure to harmful algae blooms, and a critical deadline for residents to speak up about...
video

Lake O releases to remain the same, some believe it threatens the SWFL ecosystem

Lake Okeechobee's water releases will remain at the current levels. That's the word Friday from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. For people who live...
As seen in Englewood Beach on October 2018. Photo: WINK News.video

Charlotte County beachgoers take it one day at a time as red tide runs...

Mark Timchula spends more than 40 hours a week on Englewood Beach renting out umbrellas and chairs to visitors. He called Wednesday "an ideal beach...

Latest Headlines