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Worsening High Tide Flooding Washes Pollution into Water Bodies

Reposted with permission from Miami Waterkeeper As sea levels rise, high-tide flooding has worsened in many coastal cities on the east coast like Miami. As these flood waters recede, they carry excess toxic pollutants and nutrients into rivers, bays, lakes, and coastal waters. According to NOAA, from the year 2000 to 2017, high tide flooding ...

‘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 ...