\A roughly 7-million-dollar grant has been awarded to a UF-led team to study the effects of the oil spill along the Gulf Coast of Florida and Alabama. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT FM’s Chantal Lamberth reports, the team is searching for any potential risks to humans.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/OilSpillWrap.mp3]
Florida Gov. Rick Scott said for the first time Monday that he supports having the state acquire thousands of acres to build a reservoir system south of Lake Okeechobee to help battle toxic algal blooms.