Environment

Watershed: Wake Up Now

For a century, the glass bottom boat tours at Wakulla Springs celebrated Florida’s seemingly endless depths of clean, clear water. Today, with the water too murky to see through the glass, the boats are grounded — a symbol of the pollution plaguing the state’s freshwater and the cascade of consequences to come.

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Watershed: Red-Handed

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.

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Watershed: Shining Example

After decades of pollution suffocated Tampa Bay and killed half its seagrass and much of its marine life, unprecedented political cooperation and hundreds of science-guided projects brought the estuary back to life.

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Oak Hammock hosts candidates forum

Oak Hammock residents got a special opportunity to interact with local candidates. Oak Hammock hosted a local candidates forum for residents Tuesday evening. Gainesville mayoral, city commission and Alachua County School Board candidates got to make their case to the retirement community. The mayoral candidates discussed issues ranging from housing …

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Peer support and a healthy dose of summer fun spark the Camp Kesem magic

Camp Kesem is a national non-profit organization that offers free summer camps for children whose parents have cancer. The college-run organization provides peer support in the North Florida community. Throughout the school year, the organization fundraises to make the summer camp a life-changing experience. This summer camp aims to provide children …

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