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Florida Bay salinity levels down, but concerns remain

TALLAHASSEE — Recent rainfall in South Florida has reduced salinity levels in Florida Bay amid concerns earlier this year that…

A dead zone the size of New Jersey is choking the Gulf of Mexico

Scientists just measured the largest dead zone ever recorded for the Gulf of Mexico, a whopping 8,776 square miles, massive…

Editorial: Could back-pumping worsen Lake ‘O pollution?

South of Lake Okeechobee, water has been flowing the wrong way. Of course, “wrong” is a loaded term, and state…

‘A ticking time bomb’: Toxic algae expected to make a comeback

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (CBS12) — Experts say it’s only a matter of time until the toxic algae makes its return.…

Toxic algae detected in Lake Okeechobee, within safe levels

STUART, Fla (CBS12) — The Department of Environmental Protection posted results from water samples taken from Lake Okeechobee and the presence…

Lake Okeechobee algae bloom renews water pollution concerns

An algae bloom spreading across Lake Okeechobee is raising concerns about pollution left over from emergency pumping and worries that…

Scott says TS Emily shouldn’t result in Lake O discharges

TALLAHASSEE — Tropical Storm Emily caused power outages for at least 18,000 residents of southwest Florida, but shouldn’t cause harmful…

Deputy takes the helm of South Florida Water Management District

The South Florida Water Management District chose its deputy director as the agency’s new chief, replacing a combative insider close…

Agency: Algae Bloom In Lake Okeechobee Not Toxic

State environmental agencies say an algae bloom in Lake Okeechobee is not toxic. But environmental groups want more information.  

Algae blooms aren’t limited to Treasure Coast, Lake O | Thumb down

Algae isn’t just a Treasure Coast and Lake Okeechobee problem. It’s a Florida problem.

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