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August 28, 2018
Florida Reef Tract Coral Disease Outbreak

Full Article : 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 reef. Florida’s coral reefs are experiencing a multi-year outbreak of stony coral tissue loss disease. While disease outbreaks are not uncommon, this event is unique […]

June 5, 2015
Tell your legislators: finish the job!

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 natural treasures for our families and for future generations.But time is short. Budget negotiations are happening as I type this message. That’s why we need […]

Fracking bill passes Florida House over fierce Democratic opposition

April 27, 2015 . 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 denounced the proposed law, saying it put out the welcome mat for fracking in environmental sensitive areas such as the Big Cypress Preserve. The bill […]

April 29, 2015
ACTION ALERT: Act Now to Stop Congressional Attack on Clean Water Safeguards

Jon Devine’s Blog. 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 water, swim in, fish from, and boat on. Sponsors of this bill (H.R. 1732) call it the "Regulatory Integrity Protection Act," but it is more […]

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

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. Yet five years later, it’s clear that the chemicals didn’t get rid of the oil. Instead, they pushed much of it down under the surface, […]

April 8, 2015
Oil’s Well: Study Says Algae-Based Biofuels Can Be Grown From Municipal Wastewater

by 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 for algae-based biofuels, Rice University scientists found they could easily grow high-value strains of oil-rich algae while simultaneously removing more than 90 percent of nitrates […]

Rally in Tallahassee Tells Legislators “We Want Clean Water”

                (Tallahassee, FL) –Wednesday, February 18, 2015 About 300 people gathered at the Historic Capitol to support clean water in Florida and to tell legislators that they “WE WANT CLEAN WATER” and the best way to get it is to “BUY THE LAND”.  Chants of “Amendment 1 Is […]

February 17, 2015
Moving Lake Okeechobee Water South

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. To help reduce freshwater releases to South Florida's estuaries during the 2014 wet season, South Florida Water Management District operations moved approximately 339 billion gallons […]

Public Comment Open

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 process. Comments will also be provided to Community Working Groups, which will convene starting in March 2014 to develop recommendations for southeast Florida’s reefs. All […]