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GUEST POST: Remembering Rick Scott: Farewell, My Muse

John Moran has spent years capturing Florida at it's most picturesque as a photographer and water advocate based in Gainesville. Lately he's found himself shooting the state in a whole different light. Toxic slime-covered shores have taken the place of clear, pristine springs and millions of pounds of dead fish have claimed a spotlight that thriving populations of birds and manatees once dominated. Some day, John would like to go back to taking pretty pictures of Florida, but for now he has redirected his passion and talent to help call attention to the ongoing water crisis.  

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GUEST POST: Remembering Rick Scott: Farewell, My Muse

John Moran has spent years capturing Florida at it's most picturesque as a photographer and water advocate based in Gainesville. Lately he's found himself shooting the state in a whole different light. Toxic slime-covered shores have taken the place of clear, pristine springs and millions of pounds of dead fish have claimed a spotlight that thriving populations of birds and manatees once dominated. Some day, John would like to go back to taking pretty pictures of Florida, but for now he has redirected his passion and talent to help call attention to the ongoing water crisis.  

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Who Speaks for Gulf Coast Residents as Toxic Blooms Get Worse?

Matt Caldwell’s role in Florida’s toxic bloom crises may not be as well known as Rick Scott’s, but his actions are no less responsible. His polluter-friendly record is behind the stench along beaches in his Lee County district. And like Scott, Caldwell wants a promotion.

Matt Caldwell and Rick Scott, September 2018. Miami Herald photo.

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Bullsugar.org Endorses Rep. Brian Mast

For Immediate Release: September 25—Stuart, FloridaClean water advocacy Bullsugar.org today announced its endorsement of Rep. Brian Mast (R-Palm City) to represent Florida’s 18th District in the US House.

Congressman Brian Mast

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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.

Alfy and Pepe Fanjul

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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.

Cyanobacteria washes ashore

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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.

Bullsugar.org: Vote Water

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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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