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February 7, 2012
New beach water rules: Enough to make you sick

The Beach Act of 2000 gave the EPA a chance to vastly improve protection of the nation’s swimmers and surfers from pathogen-caused illnesses — an opportunity that seems about to be wasted. By Mark Gold. LA Times February 7, 2012 When Congress approved the Beach Act in 2000, I was hopeful. The law required the […]

January 26, 2012
Corals: A 50-Year Photographic Record of Changes

This video podcast highlights 50 years of photographic documentation of coral reefs in the Florida Keys.  The photographs show 5 decades of changes that have taken place in both the size and the types of corals that were present at several coral reef sites from the early 1960s to today.  The images capture events such […]

Florida’s Coastal and Ocean Future: An Updated Blueprint for Economic and Environmental Leadership.

The Florida Coastal and Ocean Coalition is excited to announce the release of Florida’s Coastal and Ocean Future: An Updated Blueprint for Economic and Environmental Leadership. This report, the latest from the Florida Coastal and Ocean Coalition, addresses Florida’s most challenging coastal and marine topics and recommends actions for protecting and preserving the future of […]

December 15, 2011
Blue Marlin Blues: Loss Of Dissolved Oxygen In Oceans Squeezes Billfish Habitat

by News Service – December 14, 2011 19:51 EST MIAMI, Florida — The science behind counting fish in the ocean to measure their abundance has never been simple. A new scientific paper in Nature Climate Change shows that expanding ‘ocean dead zones’ (areas of low oxygen) driven in part by climate change makes that […]

December 2, 2011
Slime Tour highlights Florida’s polluted waterways

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Environmental groups want you to take a so-called Internet “slime tour” of polluted waterways in Florida as they try to raise public pressure for stricter pollution controls. Today Earthjustice announced it is suing the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation over a new state rule for nitrogen and phosphorus pollution. Those are the […]