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Florida Bay’s Algae Bloom is Just Latest Environmental Disaster

15 Oct

The Tamiami Trail was finished in 1928, and environmentalists have been trying to undo the damage ever since. Trailblazers exhibit, courtesy of Jonathan Ullman.

Florida Bay, the body of water between the Everglades and the Keys that was once teeming with wildlife, may be on the verge of collapse. Last week, scientists reported that miles of sea grass have died in the bay in recent months, leaving behind a stinky smell and a cloud of yellow sulfide. The die-off is […]

Swamped by rains, St. Pete dumps treated sewage into Tampa Bay

10 Aug


By Charlie Frago 8/10/15 ST. PETERSBURG— Faced with a wastewater system overwhelmed by weeks of torrential rainfall, the city dumped about 5.5 million gallons of treated sewage into Tampa Bay for eight hours beginning Sunday evening. The wastewater — everything from toilet sewage, sink drainage and rainwater — was treated at the Albert Whitted plant […]

Florida ‘Eco-Art’ seeks to blend aesthetics & environment

18 Jul

The new "Living Shoreline" is shown in this July 9, 2015 aerial handout photo provided by Palm Beach County July 14, 2015 in Lake Worth, Florida.   REUTERS/Palm Beach County/Handout via Reuters

In a growing trend that seeks to blend art with environmental restoration, a water filtration project was unveiled on Tuesday along a 575-foot sea-walled stretch of the intracoastal waterway in South Florida. The new Living Shoreline, designed by Vermont artist Michael Singer, is billed as “Eco-Art,” which its patrons describe as “art with a job […]

The State of our “Drinking Water”

7 Feb

Recently, you may have noticed a sticker on many of the water fountains around the University of Central Florida campus with the stark warning: “Contains Violation Levels of Radium, Cadmium & other Carcinogenic Toxins…Yours, Deep Green Resistance Orlando.” The object in reference is the water. According to the Environmental Working Group (a registered non-profit group […]