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Algae Outbreak Prompts State Of Emergency Declaration ... Again | WLRN
Environmental Restoration
Published: July 09, 2018

Gov. Rick Scott on Monday declared a state of emergency for seven counties experiencing blue-green algae blooms, including Palm Beach County. The blooms... Full Article

From red tide to green slime, algae problems impacting election-year politics | Herald Tribune
Environmental Restoration
Published: July 09, 2018

Environmental protection quickly is becoming a big issue in the 2018 election as more toxic algae blooms slime estuaries, kill sea life and choke coastal Florida communities with foul air.Florida’s tourism-driven economy depends on clean water, and candidates are under pressure to offer solutions fo... Full Article

Scott declares emergency over algae outbreaks | Northwest Florida Daily News
Environmental Restoration
Published: July 09, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott on Monday issued an emergency order over the reemergence of toxic algae outbreaks on both coasts, as the regions’ water quality blossoms into a political issue.After touring the Caloosahatchee River Monday morning, Scott imposed the order for Glades, Hendry, Lee, Martin... Full Article

What we know about the toxic algae bloom in the Caloosahatchee River | News-Press
Environmental Restoration
Published: July 09, 2018

Satellite imagery shows that as much as 90 percent of the lake has had algae at the surface in recent weeks, and that algae has shown up in both river systems.... Full Article

Gov. Scott declares state of emergency over algae bloom | Sunshine State News
Environmental Restoration
Published: July 09, 2018

Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in seven Florida counties to combat the toxic green algae bloom caused by water discharges from Lake Okeechobee. The order issued Monday covers Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Glades, Hendry, Lee and Okeechobee counties. It allows the Department of Enviro... Full Article

Florida Gov. Rick Scott tours Caloosahatchee River | News-Press
Environmental Restoration
Published: July 09, 2018

None Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks to media members during a tour of the Caloosahatchee River on the morning of Monday, July 9, 2018 in Fort Myers. The governor was touring the river to view some of the harm being caused by algal blooms from Lake Okeec... Full Article

South Florida Water Management District plans to roll back tax rate | TCPalm
Drinking Water Environmental Restoration
Published: July 12, 2018

If finalized in September, it will be the eighth consecutive tax rollback for the South Florida Water Management District.... Full Article

Data collection for new flood maps nears completion | The Star
Drainage/Stormwater
Published: July 12, 2018

  New flood maps for Gulf County are likely still a year away, but a review and analysis of new data should be completed in next 30-60 days.And that updated data already appears to be paying dividends for the county, reducing the overall impacts, said Bo Spring, the local representative on the board... Full Article

Army corps will resume flushing water from Lake Okeechobee | Gainesville Sun
Environmental Restoration
Published: July 12, 2018

Coastal communities say the discharges spread toxic algae, threatening tourism and health. ... Full Article

Tax breaks proposed for businesses affected by Lake Okeechobee discharges | TCPalm
Environmental Restoration
Published: July 12, 2018

Sen. Bill Nelson filed a bill to assist with Lake Okeechobee discharges and resulting toxic algae blooms.... Full Article