The man overseeing that $20-billion dollar account set up by BP for Gulf Coast residents hit by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill was at the University of West Florida on Tuesday. From Pensacola, Dave Dunwoody reports.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/oilforum.mp3]
New research finds that human pollution influences the severity of red tides more directly than scientists previously understood. The connection sheds light on the need for better water-quality monitoring statewide — and ultimately, to reduce the nutrient pollution flowing into Florida’s waterways.