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Worried About Florida's Elections? The Fanjuls Aren't.

Emotions are high as election day approaches and the 2018 toxic algae crisis grinds on. The good news is that "Vote Water" is getting attention. The bad news is that tribal party ties remain hard to break, even after all the slime, sick people, and dead pets.

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Worried About Florida's Elections? The Fanjuls Aren't.

Emotions are high as election day approaches and the 2018 toxic algae crisis grinds on. The good news is that "Vote Water" is getting attention. The bad news is that tribal party ties remain hard to break, even after all the slime, sick people, and dead pets.

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Cyanobacteria Health Risks: Be Afraid and Be Careful

By Maggy Hurchalla

State agencies are not giving us adequate warnings about the health risks of cyanobacteria exposure. The Department of Health website minimizes the problem. It says cyanobacteria occur naturally all over the world. What is happening in Lake Okeechobee and other Florida waters is not natural.

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Legislation to Stop Discharges Introduced in US House

It’s official: Congress has the legislation needed to cut off the flow of nutrient pollution and toxic blooms to our coasts. With your help, it can become law. Here's what you need to know:

Cyanobacteria on the St. Lucie

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Florida Voted Water!

Florida voted water this week. Now we have an opportunity to make history in November. And we owe a debt of gratitude to thousands and thousands of people who cast ballots to give future generations the chance to experience this place the way it used to be. Maybe you’ll never get the thanks you deserve, but we’re grateful for every vote that pushed clean water over politics on Tuesday night.

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Stop Feeding Florida's Toxic Blooms NOW

The bad news keeps piling up. Toxic blooms on Florida's west coast are getting worse. The east coast just saw its first official beach closure. New analysis shows Lake Okeechobee pollution spiking. And Florida's Department of Health is misinforming the public about health risks. Things look bleak right now.

Florida Sportsman: Dead in the Water. Photo by Jess Zack Breznican

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Florida’s Summer of Slime: Stuart and Lake Okeechobee

Photo Essay by John Moran, August 2018

I reported last month on the plight of the Caloosahatchee River and its befouled waters flowing from Lake Okeechobee; delivering slime to waterfront neighborhoods in Fort Myers and Cape Coral along the way to the Gulf Islands of Southwest Florida.
Cyanobacteria in Stuart, Florida

Next up on our Summer of Slime photo tour is a visit to Stuart and Lake Okeechobee…
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This one, simple rule change can slash toxic blooms

Need a shred of good news on the toxic collapse of Florida waterways on both coasts? Here’s one: We don’t have to wait years to fix this. Our elected officials can act right now to stop fueling toxic blooms in our communities. One simple legislative act can change everything: Making human health and safety our single highest water management priority.

St. Lucie River Water Sample. Photo by John Moran

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Response to Gillum Press Release on Bullsugar Voter Guides

In the wake of the Gillum campaign press release about the Bullsugar.org voter guides, and public posting of Andrew Gillum's answers to the Bullsugar.org candidate questionnaire, we have received many inquiries about our candidate analysis process, and, more to the point, why we did not favor Andrew Gillum in the Democratic Gubernatorial primary.

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