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‘Red Tide’ Lawsuit Launched After Feds Ignore Wildlife Harms of Lake Okeechobee Discharges

U.S. Army Corps to Extend Algae Bloom-triggering Discharges Through 2025 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— Conservation groups today filed a notice of intent to sue three federal agencies for failing to assess harm to Florida’s endangered species before approving the ongoing release of Lake Okeechobee waters polluted with toxic, nutrient-rich agricultural waste. The discharges likely help drive the catastrophic “Red ...

How the Army Corps Spreads Pain from a Toxic Lake

A 70-mile-long stretch of the Caloosahatchee turned into a river of blue-green slime this summer, as an algal bloom blanketing the river sludged its way to Florida’s Gulf coast. At the same time, the Gulf coast was reeling from red tide, a different algal bloom — one that many scientists believe is caused by nutrient ...