Posts filed in Water Quality

Florida Reef Tract Coral Disease Outbreak

Posted Tuesday August 28, 2018 by Reef Relief

Full Article : https://floridakeys.noaa.gov/coral-disease/ Florida Reef Tract Coral Disease Outbreak Scientists, policy...

Full Article : https://floridakeys.noaa.gov/coral-disease/ Florida Reef Tract Coral Disease Outbreak Scientists, policy makers, and the public are responding to a disease event affecting the continental United States’ only living barrier...

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Tell your legislators: finish the job!

Posted Friday June 05, 2015 by Reef Relief

Florida’s Land & Water Legacy Action Alert: Lawmakers are back in Tallahassee...

Florida’s Land & Water Legacy Action Alert: Lawmakers are back in Tallahassee to pass the state budget. You can help make sure they fund conservation programs which will protect our...

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Fracking bill passes Florida House over fierce Democratic opposition

Posted Wednesday April 29, 2015 by Reef Relief

April 27, 2015 .http://postonpolitics.blog.palmbeachpost.com/author/jpacenti. The Florida House passed its own hydraulic oil...

April 27, 2015 .http://postonpolitics.blog.palmbeachpost.com/author/jpacenti. The Florida House passed its own hydraulic oil fracturing bill on Monday, saying it would provide a framework to regulate the burgeoning industry while Democrats fiercely...

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ACTION ALERT: Act Now to Stop Congressional Attack on Clean Water Safeguards

Posted Wednesday April 29, 2015 by Reef Relief

Jon Devine’s Blog. http://switchboard.nrdc.org This week, the full House of Representatives will...

Jon Devine’s Blog. http://switchboard.nrdc.org This week, the full House of Representatives will likely consider a bill attacking a years-long initiative to protect waterways that we use as sources of drinking...

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ACTION ALERT: Tell EPA to pass strong new regulations on oil dispersants

Posted Tuesday April 14, 2015 by Reef Relief

EARTHJUSTICE ACTION ALERT: Almost 2 million gallons of toxic chemical dispersants were...

EARTHJUSTICE ACTION ALERT: Almost 2 million gallons of toxic chemical dispersants were dumped in the Gulf of Mexico during the 2010 BP drilling disaster, to ”clean up“ the oil spill....

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Oil’s Well: Study Says Algae-Based Biofuels Can Be Grown From Municipal Wastewater

Posted Wednesday April 08, 2015 by Reef Relief

by Underwatertimes.com News Service – April 2, 2015 20:26 EST HOUSTON, Texas...

by Underwatertimes.com News Service – April 2, 2015 20:26 EST HOUSTON, Texas — In one of the first studies to examine the potential for using municipal wastewater as a feedstock...

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Rally in Tallahassee Tells Legislators “We Want Clean Water”

Posted Friday February 20, 2015 by Reef Relief

                (Tallahassee, FL) –Wednesday, February...

                (Tallahassee, FL) –Wednesday, February 18, 2015 About 300 people gathered at the Historic Capitol to support clean water in Florida and to...

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Moving Lake Okeechobee Water South

Posted Tuesday February 17, 2015 by Reef Relief

A new online interactive map tracks the weekly amount and movement of...

A new online interactive map tracks the weekly amount and movement of water south out of Lake Okeechobee as well as updates on the storage capacity of major storage areas....

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Public Comment Open

Posted Tuesday January 20, 2015 by Reef Relief

Our Florida Reeefs invitse you to speak up for OUR FLORIDA REEFS...

Our Florida Reeefs invitse you to speak up for OUR FLORIDA REEFS ! Comments submitted online will be compiled and used to help improve the OUR FLORIDA REEFS community planning...

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The Ocean We Want To Know – Animated Parody of Gotye’s Somebody That I Used To Know

Posted Friday December 12, 2014 by Reef Relief

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Sources and impacts of marine litter by Jane Lee/ Marlisco

Posted Friday December 12, 2014 by Reef Relief

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Offshore Fracking Is Quietly on the Rise in the Gulf of Mexico

Posted Tuesday December 09, 2014 by Reef Relief

December 05, 2014 By Zachary Slobig. Take Part A little-noticed expansion of...

December 05, 2014 By Zachary Slobig. Take Part A little-noticed expansion of hydraulic fracturing of deepwater oil wells in the Gulf of Mexico is unnerving environmental watchdogs as federal regulators...

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The Big Number That Shows Just How Much Cruise Ships Are Polluting the World’s Oceans

Posted Tuesday December 09, 2014 by Reef Relief

By Taylor Hill . http://www.takepart.com Taylor Hill is TakePart's associate environment and...

By Taylor Hill . http://www.takepart.com Taylor Hill is TakePart's associate environment and wildlife editor. They say cruise ship passengers put on a pound a day while sailing, but that’s not...

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Pirate Radio Joins the Floridians’ Clean Water Campaign

Posted Friday December 05, 2014 by Reef Relief

Pirate Radio Key West Station owner Jack Smith signed on in support...

Pirate Radio Key West Station owner Jack Smith signed on in support of the Floridians' Clean Water Declaration Campaign this morning during his interview with Reef Relief Staff members Carly...

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Hawaiian Marine Refuge Now Filled With Garbage

Posted Tuesday November 25, 2014 by Reef Relief

Nov 18, 2014 07:00 AM ET // by Patrick J. Kiger ....

Nov 18, 2014 07:00 AM ET // by Patrick J. Kiger . Discover News Photo: NOAA The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in Hawaii, a World Heritage Site and one of the largest...

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Great Barrier Reef dredging could damage fish populations, says study

Posted Friday October 24, 2014 by Reef Relief

theguardian.com, Thursday 23 October 2014 00.47 EDT Fish populations could be significantly...

theguardian.com, Thursday 23 October 2014 00.47 EDT Fish populations could be significantly damaged by the dredging of seabed sediment, with new research finding that larvae development is hindered by murky...

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Birth control pills have negative effect on lake ecosystems: study

Posted Thursday October 16, 2014 by Reef Relief

Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, October 12, 2014 8:32PM EDT...

Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, October 12, 2014 8:32PM EDT HALIFAX — The lead researcher of a new study is calling for improvements to some of Canada's waste...

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Scientists sound alarm over ocean acidification

Posted Thursday October 16, 2014 by Reef Relief

ABC Environment 8 Oct 2014 Scientists warn that the acidity of the oceans has...

ABC Environment 8 Oct 2014 Scientists warn that the acidity of the oceans has risen by more than a quarter over the last 200 years, posing danger for shellfish. OCEAN ACIDIFICATION has...

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Artists fashion a treasure out of trash

Posted Thursday October 16, 2014 by Reef Relief

By Kate Bradshaw | Tribune Staff Published: October 16, 2014    ...

By Kate Bradshaw | Tribune Staff Published: October 16, 2014     ST. PETERSBURG — The colorful sculpture towering above Poynter Park has a certain grace to it, though it’s...

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