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September 12, 2013
In South Florida, a Polluted Bubble Ready to Burst

By LIZETTE ALVAREZ. Published: September 8, 2013. New York Times CLEWISTON, Fla. — On wind-whipped days when rain pounds this part of South Florida, people are quickly reminded that Lake Okeechobee, with its vulnerable dike and polluted waters, has become a giant environmental problem far beyond its banks. Beginning in May, huge downpours ushered in […]

How to Become an Environmentally Safe Diver Online Divng Magazine When you begin diving one of the most important aspects is an understanding of the environment and respect for it. With just a bit of knowledge of respecting the environment, divers can leave a positive impact. Each year scuba diving is becoming more and more popular all around the world. Due […]

April 22, 2013
15 Things You Can Do to Help the Planet

1) Don’t buy live saltwater fish caught in the wild for your aquarium. Be sure to choose marine life that is acquired safely, and sustainably Never return an aquarium fish or other marine creature into oceans, rivers, or estuaries.   2) Conserve energy. Turn off lights, radio, or TV when you are not in the […]

November 28, 2012
Valuing Florida’s Clean Waters: Stockholm Environment Institute Report

In the first comprehensive review of its kind, the Stockholm Environment Institute, based at Tufts University, has released a white paper that finds that algae and red tide outbreaks caused by water pollution cost Floridians between $1.3 and $10.5 billion each year. Read the white paper, “Valuing Florida’s Clean Water,” here:

December 2, 2011

Florida has the only barrier coral reef system in the continental U.S.  Coral reefs provide more then $1.2 billion dollars a year to Florida’s economy through tourism, recreational and commercial fisheries, and by protecting our shorelines by mitigating the effects of coastal erosion and storms.  Sadly, worldwide corals are in decline……….but research can help us understand […]