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Research Finds Airborne Toxins in Southwest Florida

Research Finds Airborne Toxins in Southwest Florida

There’s new information about airborne toxins in Southwest Florida as research expands. Concerns are growing about the impact on the community and the air we breathe. The Calusa Waterkeeper set up air samplers in various locations around Lee County last year after the red tide and blue-green algae outbreak in 2018.

Advocates Push for Fixes as Critically Important Seagrass Continues to Vanish

Advocates Push for Fixes as Critically Important Seagrass Continues to Vanish

When legislation that would have let developers destroy seagrass in exchange for mitigation credits died with Florida’s 2022 session last month, many environmental advocates were relieved. What Calusa Waterkeeper John Cassani wants to know; “If water quality decline underlies seagrass loss, then why would continual planting change anything?”

Study Shows Nitrogen Flows Systematically Intensify Red Tide Blooms

Study Shows Nitrogen Flows Systematically Intensify Red Tide Blooms

A new University of Florida study with two nonprofit research partners shows clear ties between nitrogen from human activities and the longevity and severity of the saltwater harmful algal blooms as published in the academic journal Science of the Total Environment.

Florida Lawmaker Wants to Stop Lake Okeechobee Water Releases

Florida Lawmaker Wants to Stop Lake Okeechobee Water Releases

A Florida lawmaker is working to stop harmful discharges that cause blue-green algae in our canals. Representative Brian Mast introduced the Northern Estuaries Restoration Plan Act focusing on ending discharges from Lake O into coastal estuaries.

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