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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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Army Corp’s ‘new start’ designation could bring new delays to EAA Reservoir project

Lake Okeechobee is at the center of a new battle that's pitting the federal government against clean water advocates. The Everglades Agricultural Area Storage Reservoir...
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Long-awaited EAA Reservoir construction begins as step forward for cleaner water

More water is now headed from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee estuary. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says pulse releases will resume Saturday morning. This...
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FGCU, Mote Marine Lab researchers to study impact of decomposing fish on red tide

While our beaches are clear now, red tide is anything but a distant memory. And if you were in Southwest Florida in 2018, you...
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‘Clean Waterways Act’ passes Florida Senate; what does it mean for the state?

Lawmakers are trying to make sure another water crisis doesn't happen to our state again. A new bill aims to make our waterways cleaner and...
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Experts provide input on strengthening Sanibel, Captiva’s coast

Beach erosion and changes to our coastline both are not anything new to Southwest Florida, but still raise concerns. But Sanibel Island is working to...

Public comment open until March 16 for Kissimmee River deviation plan

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District recently announced it will receive public comment regarding planned temporary deviation to support Kissimmee River restoration...
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Farmers and growers utilizing technology like tablets and cell phones to keep an eye...

When you think of agriculture, what comes to mind? Probably not that iPad or cell phone you're using, right? Actually, farmers and growers are using...
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Collier County AICE students enjoy the classroom of the outdoors as they learn to...

Do you know what's in our water? Thursday afternoon, students got a hands-on lesson sampling our water right here in Southwest Florida. You've got a...
Sign showing an advisory for blue-green algae. (Credit: WINK News)

FGCU holding workshop on wetlands mitigating harmful algae blooms

On Thursday, Florida Gulf Coast University's water school and local environmental groups will present the latest science on how to prevent nutrient-rich runoff from...

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