Tag: Algal blooms
FAU BEPI director Monica Escaleras beleives an economic rebound is possible, buy buying may have changed

Jacob OglesAugust 25, 2018

The U.S. Senate’s new minibus budget package will include several measures advanced by Sen. Marco Rubio, including $1 million for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to address algal blooms affecting Florida’s waters right now. The bill also includes $10 million in grant funding to increase mental health professional connections between universities and low-income […]


Freshwater releases from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie estuaries as a means of managing regional flood risks will resume Friday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Jacksonville announced. The anticipated announcement comes as politicians continue to blame each other for the toxic algae outbreaks in the estuaries. After touring impacted waters […]


The White House has backed Florida’s effort to secure federal funding for a reservoir intended to move water away from Lake Okeechobee and reduce discharges that residents blame for repeated toxic algae outbreaks spreading on both coasts. The request by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to include funding for the roughly $1.6 billion Everglades […]

Phil AmmannJanuary 10, 2018

The sanctity of Florida’s Constitution is violated when we seek to fill it with “feel good” amendments that are often vague, duplicative, and trigger unintended consequences. Such amendments are why we have a Florida Constitution addressing pigs, high-speed trains, funding for radios, and the taxation of boat storage facilities. Certainly, all of these topics are […]

Drew WilsonSeptember 15, 2017

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Thursday that it plans to recommence discharges from Lake Okeechobee tomorrow to slough off the excess water dumped into the lake by Hurricane Irma. The Corps said it will begin pushing “as much water as practical” through the spillway at Port Mayaca Lock & Dam on the east […]

Ryan RaySeptember 29, 2015

Longtime water consultant and former South Florida Water Management District staffer Tom McVicar says that according to new data, water quality in ecologically sensitive parts of The Everglades is improving despite the conventional wisdom to the contrary. McVicar told attendees of Associated Industries of Florida’s 2016 Water Forum last week that according to data collected between […]


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