Tag: water quality
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Jacob OglesJanuary 12, 2019

Leadership for the Florida Medical Association say Gov. Ron DeSantis’ water quality policies could be good medicine for health in the Sunshine State. “Thank you to Gov. DeSantis for his bold environmental agenda through his ‘Achieving More Now For Florida’s Environment’ executive order,” said Timothy J. Stapleton, CEO for the state association. “Gov. DeSantis understands […]

News Service Of FloridaOctober 31, 2018

Throughout the summer, politicians heard from Floridians angered by the latest bouts of toxic blue-green algae in the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers, along with a festering red-tide outbreak on the Gulf Coast. Protesters focused on the state’s handling of rising sea levels, a limited acknowledgment of climate change and past actions by Gov. Rick […]

Janelle Irwin TaylorOctober 24, 2018

Pinellas County beach businesses reported 50 temporary layoffs and nine permanent layoffs associated with loss of business due to red tide. Forty-nine businesses self-reported losses totaling more than $1.5 million. Businesses reported losses through the Florida Damage Assessment program providing relief to businesses affected. Red tide continues to plague almost all of Pinellas County’s Gulf beaches, […]

Janelle Irwin TaylorOctober 19, 2018

Floridians (and visitors) now have a way to know how much red tide is affecting the state’s beaches. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in coordination with other state and local groups, launched a new tool Friday that predicts the levels of respiratory irritation present on beaches affected by airborne toxins associated with red tide. […]

Janelle Irwin TaylorOctober 8, 2018

Florida Governor Rick Scott’s U.S. Senate bid got some good news this week, thanks to a University of South Florida College of Marine Science report. A three-week red tide mission found abnormally cooler temperatures and increased salt content might have caused this year’s red tide outbreak. Scott is running against incumbent U.S. Senator Bill Nelson. Scott […]

Scott PowersNovember 21, 2016

As they prepare for the 2017 Legislative Session, Central Florida lawmakers are looking out for help for the emerging Advanced Manufacturing Research Center in Osceola County, the demise of the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute in Lake Nona, and I-4 throughout the region. Those are things almost everyone in Central Florida’s delegation is examining. […]


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