PALM BEACH POST: Everglades National Park: 5 reasons you should visit this Florida park

America’s Everglades are one of the most important ecosystems on the planet. Its wetlands grandeur is unsurpassed. Carved out at the southern tip, "Everglades National Park is a must-visit spot. Boasting more than 2,300 square miles of subtropical wilderness and wildlife, here’s how to do the Everglades like a pro."

PALM BEACH POST: Everglades National Park: 5 reasons you should visit this Florida park


TC PALM: Everglades area air pollution from sugar cane burning increases cancer, asthma risks

They have known the dangerous consequences of the pre-harvest burns for decades, but as they do with everything they touch – our Everglades, our health and our political system – Big Sugar and their henchmen have written the scripts and have gotten away with far too much. Until now.

TC PALM: Everglades area air pollution from sugar cane burning increases cancer, asthma risks


WATCH NOW: Governor DeSantis talks progress and next steps at Save Our Water Summit

Two newspapers in Southwest Florida are hosting their 3rd Annual Water Summit in Ft. Myers. Governor DeSantis spends some time explaining what's happening right now and next steps to the 600 people in the room, but for all Floridians.

WATCH NOW: Governor DeSantis talks progress and next steps at Save Our Water Summit


Captains: 2018 versus 2019 - Florida’s water crisis idle, but not over

“There is not a singular cause of our water quality issues. Some factors are within control, some are uncontrollable, and some are consequential. Combined, they all impact our water quality. The better you understand this relational concept, the better-suited you are to form your own opinions and perspectives on future issues.” - Captains For Clean Water

Captains: 2018 versus 2019 - Florida’s water crisis idle, but not over


TC PALM: DEP mulls sewage sludge rules; Treasure Coast urges ban on algal-bloom causing biosolids

DEP is working on regulations for the disposal of partially treated human waste, known as biosolids, on farms and ranches throughout Florida. Along with reasonable regulations on farming practices and public utilities disposing human waste in atrocious ways, including injecting it into the aquifers, Floridians could see dramatic improvements.

TC PALM: DEP mulls sewage sludge rules; Treasure Coast urges ban on algal-bloom causing biosolids


NEW YORK TIMES: The Barbaric History of Sugar in America

“The introduction of sugar slavery to the New World changed everything. The true Age of Sugar had begun — and it was doing more to reshape the world than any ruler, empire or war had ever done.”

Floridians deserve to understand in its entirety a crop and a mindset that is killing the Everglades.

NEW YORK TIMES: The Barbaric History of Sugar in America


NEWS-PRESS: Before and after images show devastation, recovery from toxic algae in Southwest Florida

On the left, waterways in 2018 enduring a pummeling of toxic, cyanobacteria-laden discharges from Lake Okeechobee.

On the right, waterways in 2019 with no toxic discharges. Any questions?

NEWS-PRESS: Before and after images show devastation, recovery from toxic algae in Southwest Florida


MUST WATCH: The latest update with Captain Daniel Andrews and Captain Chris Wittman

It's a little windy where Daniel and Chris, founders of Captains For Clean Water, are speaking to us from in Ft. Myers, but their update is spot on. If you have a few minutes today, you should take a listen.

We 💛 the Captains!

MUST WATCH: The latest update with Captain Daniel Andrews and Captain Chris Wittman


USA TODAY: Couple loses three dogs hours after they played in pond with toxic algae

Must Watch Video: A Wilmington, NC, couple lost three dogs last week hours after playing in a pond contaminated with the algae, drawing national attention to the dangers the bacteria pose to pets.

“It is the most horrific death that you could ever experience. Our dogs did not die peacefully. That water was completely clear.”

USA TODAY: Couple loses three dogs hours after they played in pond with toxic algae


TC PALM: South Florida Water Management District: Extra sampling can track, prevent algae blooms

“With a goal of preventing pollution in general and blue-green algae blooms in particular, SFWMD is proposing a dramatic expansion in its water quality monitoring in Lake Okeechobee, Lake O's watershed and the St. Lucie River and Caloosahatchee River watersheds.”

Grownups are in charge again. It's about time.

Continue reading: TC PALM: South Florida Water Management District: Extra sampling can track, prevent algae blooms



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