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  1. Martin County officials encourage businesses affected by algae crisis to sign up for resourcesRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WPBF

    ... Businesses are urged to complete the business damage assessment survey at http://flvbeoc.org (select the "Lake Okeechobee Discharge-Algal Blooms" event). The information provided in this survey will be shared among various state and local agencies ...


  2. Glades community speaks up about Lake ORead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | WPTV Local News

    People living near Lake Okeechobee want a voice in how their lives will be affected by solutions to the algae crisis.


  3. 5 Things to Know in Florida for July 26Read the original story

    6 hrs ago | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    ... and driving under the influence. The infestation is not as dramatic as the outbreak in central Florida's Lake Okeechobee that made its way to Florida's Atlantic coast last month. Still, scientists say the algae-contaminated waters in Leon County ...


  4. NBC2 tags along as scientist samples CaloosahatcheeRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | NBC2 News

    ... and Water Management District. "To help them decide what to do about fresh water flow releases from Lake Okeechobee. We monitor salinity and other parameters and tell them what's going on and if flows are causing problems," Bartleson said. ...


  5. Are algae blooms becoming more common?Read the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

    ... was the result of self-perpetuating Chlamydomonas nivalis algae. Meanwhile, 33 square miles of Florida's Lake Okeechobee has been covered in green algal slime . The trend is particularly noticeable at higher latitudes - places like northern Europe ...


  6. Algae blooms occurring in lakes...Read the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    ... Tallahassee Democrat reports that the infestation is not as dramatic as the outbreak in central Florida's Lake Okeechobee that made its way to Florida's Atlantic coast last month. Still, scientists say the algae-contaminated waters in Leon County ...


  7. Today's weather "wild card" will impact South Florida thunderstormsRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Palm Beach Post

    ... to reach 91, which is about normal for this time of year. The heat index, however, could hit 105 near Lake Okeechobee. Sunday was the first day in 30 days where the high did not hit 90 or above. Sunday's high reached only 87 degrees in West Palm ...


  8. 'Whose to blame?'Read the original story

    Wednesday Jun 29 | Lakeland Times

    ... nature's filtering system. Fertilized lawns and septic systems, along with the polluted runoff released from Lake Okeechobee, fuel the algae bloom. I hope Wisconsin will learn from the mistakes made in Florida, where government has favored big ...


  9. Lake Erie, S. Florida algae crises share common toxins and causesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Toledo Blade

    Water thick with algae laps the shore of the St. Lucie Estuary. Phosphorus-rich water released from Lake Okeechobee feeds blooms in the estuary.


  10. Mark Woods: This news really stinksRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Florida Times-Union

    ... counties affected by algae blooms, he pointed fingers at the federal government for the management of Lake Okeechobee. While the federal government certainly isn't blameless, this is a bit like me piling up dry wood for years, dousing it with ...


  11. Board calls for a Glades action but rejects tweaksRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 23 | Front www.keysnet.com

    ... Monroe County commissioners Wednesday declined to prioritize work on a new water-treatment area for south of Lake Okeechobee. Islamorada Village Council members and environmentalists urged the commission to "strengthen" its five-page Florida Bay ...


  12. Florida: 19 new travel-related Zika cases todayRead the original story

    Friday Jul 22 | Crofs Blogs

    In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware about the status of the Zika virus, the Florida Department of Health will issue a Zika virus update each week day at 2 p.m. Updates will include a CDC-confirmed Zika case count by county and information to better keep Floridians prepared. There are 19 new travel-related cases of Zika with three in Orange, two in Hillsborough, two in Osceola, two in Seminole, two in Volusia, one in Broward, one in Miami-Dade, one in Okeechobee, one in Palm Beach, one in Pasco, one in Polk, one in St. Johns and one involving a pregnant women.


  13. Red Bull skydiver jumps into Fla. stormRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Red Bull shot video of Sean MacCormac near Lake Okeechobee as he jumped from a plane at 10,000 in the middle of a heavy downpour. Red Bull You have to check this out an amazing video of a professional skydiver in the middle of a Florida thunderstorm.


  14. Man 'Surfs' Clouds During Thunderstorm | VideoRead the original story

    Friday Jul 22 | Space.com

    Red Bull Air Force team member Sean Maccormac jumped from a plane flying over 10,000 feet along with a cameraman. The plane was flying southwest of Lake Okeechobee, Florida at the time of the jump.


  15. Act of God 20??Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Front www.keysnet.com

    ... coast of Florida. By the afternoon of the fourth, the first bands of the eye were churning the waters of Lake Okeechobee. When the gigantic whirling vortex of Al was centered in the lake, a strange thing happened. All forward motion ceased and the ...


  16. Sunday's letters: Candidate with record of successRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 17 | St. Petersburg Times

    ... We don't trust him to be a man of honor and integrity. The stench from Florida's blue-green algae blooms in Lake Okeechobee is comparable to the stench surrounding the Republican Party in this country whenever there is an environmental crisis. For ...


  17. St. Johns WMD diverts canal water away from lagoonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Florida Today

    ... of us." Other water management district projects planned in coming weeks will immediately lessen flows from Lake Okeechobee and hold more water to ease the algae blooms.


  18. To Stop Toxic Algae, 10-Year-Old Stuart Boy Flies to D.C. to Demand ActionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Broward-Palm Beach

    ... pointing fingers at one another. It's all connected to the aging Herbert Hoover Dike, which surrounds Lake Okeechobee. The lake has to be frequently drained, which means untreated, contaminated water pours in local waterways. Though Gov. Rick Scott ...


  19. Column: North Florida vies with South Florida to be most polluted regionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | St. Petersburg Times

    South Florida's guacamole-filled coastal waters are finally receiving the state and national press they deserve given the environmental disaster that has continued to engulf the estuaries and beaches on both sides of the state. Toxic floating algae and rafts of dead fish continue to slime the once-blue waters and white sandy beaches thanks to on-going releases of nutrient-laden water from Lake Okeechobee.


  20. Point of View: 2016 could become the - Dead Summer'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Palm Beach Post

    ... Obama what we were up against on the Treasure Coast. When I took office in 2013, massive discharges from Lake Okeechobee started flowing into our waterways with toxic algae following. Experiencing the "Lost Summer" firsthand, my office and I have ...


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