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Citrus County Water Project Might End Arsenic Concerns

Having to choose between spending hundreds of dollars on bottled water or drinking tap water contaminated with arsenic might sound uncommon, but it is a problem some Citrus County residents have had for 10 years. Their struggle might come to an end next year thanks to a partnership between the …

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Legal Challenges Mount Over New Water Standards

After the Seminole Tribe of Florida launched a legal challenge earlier in the month, the city of Miami and a paper-mill industry group also are taking aim at controversial new state water-quality standards. The city and the group Florida Pulp and Paper Association Environmental Affairs, Inc., filed separate challenges during …

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Rare Sea Turtles Pass 50-Year Recovery Milestone In Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Rare loggerhead sea turtles reached a conservation milestone on the coast of Georgia in the midst of a strong nesting season on southern Atlantic beaches. Georgia wildlife officials announced this week that more than 2,890 loggerhead nests have been counted this summer along the state’s 100-mile …

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Florida’s Orange Crop Drops 16 Percent

Florida's citrus season will produce enough oranges to fill 81.5 million 90-pound boxes this year, down nearly 16 percent from the prior season. A major cause for the decrease in oranges has been citrus greening, a disease that is deadly to the crop.

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