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Florida's Party Bosses Have a Choice: Sugar or Water

Quick, name the Florida politicians--Democrat or Republican--whose leadership on clean water policy makes them true champions. To be fair, there are a few legitimate champions in office today. Why aren’t there more?

Sugarcane in Florida's EAA

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Florida's Party Bosses Have a Choice: Sugar or Water

Quick, name the Florida politicians--Democrat or Republican--whose leadership on clean water policy makes them true champions. To be fair, there are a few legitimate champions in office today. Why aren’t there more?

Sugarcane in Florida's EAA

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Bob Graham's Confession: I Failed You

Has there ever been a harsher contrast in leadership than what Florida saw last week from the Governing Board of the South Florida Water Management District and from former governor Bob Graham?

Cyanobacteria bloom 2018

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We Can't Wait 65 years: Calusa Waterkeeper Sues Federal Water Managers

More conservation groups are standing up for clean water, refusing to wait decades for Florida to build itself out of this water management crisis. Calusa Waterkeeper John Cassani says it plainly: the time for bold action cannot wait.

Cyanobacteria Outbreak, 2018

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2018 Thank-you Message to Bullsugar Supporters

We made history this year. Never before has clean water inspired political debate, media coverage, or public discussion the way it did in Florida in 2018.

St. Lucie dolphin. Emily Mauri photo.

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Disinformation: Three Tales Being Spread Now About Florida's Water Crisis

Without Lake Okeechobee discharges feeding toxic blooms, the water on both Florida coasts is clearing up, like a Christmas gift from water management agencies. Memories of the sight--and smell--of death and slime piling up on our shorelines are starting to fade. Trying to forget Toxic 2018 is entirely forgivable.

Trying to forget Toxic 2018 is forgivable. Spreading disinformation about it isn't.

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Calls, Reasons Multiply for New Leadership at SFWMD

Lost in the outcry to replace the SFWMD Board of Governors over its attempt to sneak in one last sugarcane land deal at taxpayers’ expense before the Rick Scott era ends is another reason to replace the board: Its announcement in that same public meeting that the district plans to get the sugarcane industry out of its water quality obligations.

Florida's water managers have failed the Everglades

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SFWMD Blocks Email from Public

The South Florida Water Management District’s board of governors got an earful from the public last week after sneaking through a deal to lease the EAA reservoir property to a sugarcane company. So the district responded to critical emails from the people who fund its operations more or less the way it always has under Rick Scott’s administration: It blocked them.

Florida waterways deserve better

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Mystery Solved: USGS Study Explains High Toxicity Levels in Coastal Algae Blooms

USGS scientists may have solved a pivotal toxic algae mystery in the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie estuaries.

USGS Study: Saltwater triggers cyanobacteria to release toxins

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