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Blue green algae appears in Fort Myers Beach canals | Fort Myers Beach Observer
Environmental Restoration
Published: July 13, 2018

Residents have had their eyes on the water - and they've called in reports of algae blooming in their canals. Rae Burns, environmental technician for the Town of Fort Myers Beach, confirmed that the spots of bright green collecting in the canals at the northern end of the beach is blue green alg... Full Article

Too big to spray: Why algaeciding Lake Okeechobee just wouldn't work | News-Press
Environmental Restoration
Published: July 13, 2018

Sounds like a good idea, but applying algaecide to Lake Okeechobee would be a huge and complicated mission... Full Article

Hold the guacamole | Orlando Sentinel
Environmental Restoration
Published: July 13, 2018

Water-quality issues around Florida grow more urgent with the looming threats of green algae facing the state's coasts.... Full Article

Development Growth Driving Need for Wastewater Treatment Expansion | Bradenton Times
Wastewater
Published: July 15, 2018

Manatee County's Southwest Water Reclamation Facility is on its way to receiving a revised general development plan to include upgrades and an eventual expansion in order to deal with population growth.... Full Article

Economy could be next victim of the algae crisis in SWFL | WINK
Environmental Restoration
Published: July 14, 2018

Mucky, smelly, green algae are floating all through our waterways and have impacted Southwest Florida for weeks. Now the effects are beginning to trickle down to our housing market. Neighbors in North Fort Myers are dealing with the new normal this summer. And as the Army Corps of Engineers resumes ... Full Article

FPL customers to receive Hurricane Matthew recovery refund | WPEC
Environmental Restoration
Published: July 11, 2018

Florida Power & Light customers will see a small, one-time credit in August that in part corrects an “over-recovery” cost for Hurricane Matthew, which whipped the east coast in 2016.The Florida Public Service Commissioner on Tuesday approved the $27.7 mill... Full Article

Joint Institute To Focus On Gulf of Mexico Disaster Preparedness | WUSF
Environmental Restoration
Published: July 10, 2018

Eight years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, there still is a lack of knowledge on the complex ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico. But new research may... Full Article

Editorial: Algae blooms are part of Scott's legacy | Gainesville Sun
Environmental Restoration
Published: July 10, 2018

Gov. Rick Scott is facing an environmental crisis of his own making.Scott issued an emergency order Monday in response to the toxic algae bloom covering most of Lake Okeechobee. Such declarations won’t undo years of environmental degradation allowed in Florida under Scott and other Republican offici... Full Article

Study examines what lives in the Gulf of Mexico after BP disaster | Daily Hampshire Gazette
Environmental Restoration
Published: July 10, 2018

TAMPA, Fla. — Eight years ago, when the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and sank off Louisiana, one of the big problems facing scientists trying to assess the damage caused by the oil spill was that no one knew much about what lives in the Gulf of...... Full Article

Army Corps approves reservoir to cut Lake Okeechobee discharges; what happens next? | News-Press
Environmental Restoration
Published: July 11, 2018

The proposed reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee now can be part of the Water Resources and Development Act, a list of authorized water projects.... Full Article