Some North Central Florida residents are worried their resources will run dry. A caviar company from Canada has applied for a permit to pump up to 1.8 billion gallons of water from the Floridian acquifer over the next 20 years. As Vic Micolucci reports, the residents in this already dry area say they feel they’re in the midst of a water war.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/caviar.mp3]
A crushed Pepsi can, damp cigarette butts, a rusted tire wheel buried deep in soggy mulch. They’re part of the debris collected after a day’s work for Current Problems, an Alachua County-based waterway cleanup organization. By the end of the year, the junk-filled bags Current Problems hauls away at cleanups will reach a milestone: 1 million pounds of total trash collected.