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Want great fishing? We need clean water everywhere

An $887,000,000,000 outdoor recreation economy, dependent on clean water, is about to start shrinking rapidly. [...]

April 15, 2019 Conservation, RECENT, Slide

FL Rep. Rooney takes on the sugar industry

He says sugar farmers are in large part responsible for the blooms and believes he has the answer to solve the water crisis. [...]

March 18, 2019 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

America’s peril, embracing backwardness

It even sounds stupid - end clean water rules. Most Americans would like to strengthen them. We could be an example to the world for stopping water pollution. [...]

July 11, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Uh oh, they’re back. Mining salmon grounds in Bristol Bay!

There is a biblical environmental tragedy looming here. One toxic mine tailing breach and thousands of years old salmon spawning grounds would be gone forever [...]

May 15, 2017 RECENT, Slide

News: FL Senator Joe Negron addresses Okeechobee overflow

Negron aims to spend $2.4 billion to buy 60,000 acres of land south of the lake to store excess water and ease the effects of discharging polluted runoff [...]

December 21, 2016 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

Florida: Are they finally going to save the Everglades? Nah

It is the strangest thing; everyone in the world knows that Lake Okeechobee's water has to be sent south. If it continues to be sent east and west, it's game over for Florida [...]

August 11, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Florida, Slide

Damn Dams: Retired Corps engineer says these dams are bad news

The Amry Corps of Engineers has fallen a long way from their heroic beginnings in WWII. There is no 'good guy' John Wayne in charge - just political engineering to keep busy [...]

July 28, 2016 Damn Dams, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Conservation: When the levee breaks, sugar

An ill-conceived plan by man to redirect Nature’s intended path for water drainage has imperiled the health and welfare of millions of acres of precious wetlands. [...]

February 16, 2016 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide, Uncategorized

Editorial: Make fixing the Everglades a priority

The reopening of the flood gates around Lake Okeechobee last week underlined the perilous state of South Florida’s vulnerable water system. [...]

February 11, 2016 Conservation, RECENT, Slide

News: Back at it? Yup. Pebble Mine attempts to make EPA’s “NO” a political . . .

The stakes are far too high to use the Bristol Bay watershed, and the massive mineral deposits that lie underneath State lands, as a laboratory test [...]

October 9, 2015 News, RECENT, Slide