PALM BEACH POST: Top executives axed in SFWMD overhaul

Palm Beach Post: Written by Kimberly Miller. March 15th, 2019.

Three top employees at the South Florida Water Management District are out as Executive Director Drew Bartlett takes the helm of a restless organization that got a new boss and new governing board Thursday.

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WPTV: Trump budget rapped over Everglades money

WPTV: Written by The News Service of Florida. March 14th, 2019.


BBC SOUNDS: Big Sugar in the United States

BBC Sounds: March 9th, 2019.

Is the US sugar industry's relationship with politicians, from Florida to Washington DC, just a little bit too sweet?

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ORLANDO SENTINEL: Toxic algae, polluted waters: Has Florida finally had enough? | Commentary

ORLANDO SENTINEL: Written by Scott Maxwell. March 5th, 2019.

Ten years ago — long before you started seeing headlines about toxic algae choking the state — Florida’s top researchers knew we needed to do more to protect this state’s water supply.

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BRADENTON HERALD: Clams can help fight red tide. Thousands have just been released off Bradenton Beach

Bradenton Herald: Written by Mark Young. March 7th, 2019.

BRADENTON BEACH - In the wake of a devastating red tide outbreak along Florida’s west coast, a lot of attention was paid to the filtering benefits of oysters and clams, which essentially eat the organism responsible for red tide, Karenia brevis.

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TC PALM: Gov. Ron DeSantis focuses on water, environment during State of the State address

TC PALM: Written by Ali Schmitz. March 5th, 2019.

Gov. Ron DeSantis placed a special emphasis on Florida's environment during his first State of the State address to the Legislature Tuesday, the first day of its annual session.

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SUN SENTINEL: Senate may balk at Gov. Ron DeSantis' call for $625 million for environment

Sun Sentinel: Written by News Service of Florida. March 5th, 2019.

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ request for $625 million next year for environmental projects, including Everglades restoration, may be “pushing” the limits of a budget expected to be taxed because of the response to Hurricane Michael.

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NARCITY: People Are Actually Getting Sick While Swimming In Florida Waters

NARCITY: Written by Cassandra Douglas. March 6th, 2019.

Summer is right around the corner which means the beaches are going to be filled with people soaking up the sun and cooling down in the ocean. Whether you have a blister from your sandals or you stepped on a pop-top like Jimmy Buffet - the Florida Department of Health warns to stay out of the water when you have cuts on your body or are immune compromised.

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TAMPA BAY TIMES: Editorial: DeSantis sends strong message on environment

Tampa Bay Times: Written by Editorial Board. March 1st, 2019

As the Florida Legislature opens its annual session this week, the ambitious environmental proposals by Gov. Ron DeSantis serve two vital purposes. They call for spending significant new money on Florida's costliest environmental priorities, from restoring the Everglades to cleaning up the state's natural springs.

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TC PALM: Turning the Toxic Tide: Storage, treatment projects must be at heart of water efforts

TC Palm: Written by USA Today Editorial Boards. February 28, 2019.

Turning the Toxic Tide is a series of editorials published collectively by the six editorial boards of USA TODAY Network-Florida, with the goal of providing an environmental road map for the state's new governor, legislators and congressional delegation. This is the fourth piece in the series.

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