Tag: Brian Lapointe
A load of dead fish remain in nets after being captured by a trawler on Southbound, Jessica and Toliver Tucker's shrimp boat, on Thursday, July 22, 2021, where Red Tide is decimating fish populations off Treasure Island, Fla. Image via AP.

Ryan NicolJanuary 9, 2019
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Septic tanks are one of the primary triggers for toxic algae blooms throughout the state, the Senate Agriculture, Environment and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee was told Wednesday. A presentation was given by Dr. Brian Lapointe, who has worked as a research professor at Florida Atlantic University and has studied water quality in the state for decades. […]

Peter SchorschOctober 22, 2018
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Citing threats of violence and ongoing law enforcement investigations, the Florida Sugarcane Farmers are now calling the anti-sugar grassroots organization Bullsugar a “radical hate group.” “As you may know, Florida’s sugarcane farming industry provides more than 12,500 jobs and contributes more than $3.2 billion to Florida’s economy,” Frierson Farms owner Ardis Hammock wrote in an […]

Peter SchorschApril 18, 2018
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The Florida Chamber of Commerce released a video this week detailing Florida Atlantic University research on the Kissimmee River. Securing Florida’s Water Future: Kissimmee River spotlights a study conducted by FAU research professor Brian Lapointe, who works out of the university’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. The video focuses on several factors that affect the quality of […]

Peter SchorschJuly 13, 2016
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The agriculture group Florida Farm Bureau Federation said Wednesday sugar isn’t as culpable for the harmful Indian River Lagoon and St. Lucie River algal blooms as some groups contend. “Special interest groups have targeted agriculture as the sole cause of these blooms to promote buying more land for a ‘flow way’ south of Lake Okeechobee, […]

Ryan RayMarch 28, 2016
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The pro-business Florida Chamber announced a new “educational partnership” with Brian Lapointe of Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute on Monday. The longstanding Tallahassee advocacy group said it will work with Lapointe in order to develop “strong, science-based water quality standards” as Florida population continues toward an estimated 26 million by 2030. That growth will bring […]


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