Tag: red tide

Dispassionately yours: Lake Okeechobee, the Gulf and our water

By Michelle van Schouwen In southwest Florida, this is a year of high passion… about crisis-level algae, nutrient loading and general water hell. So I needed to understand more about the giant lake that’s gotten so much attention lately. I’ve visited Lake Okeechobee but don’t know it well. It was time to go deeper into…
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November 16, 2018 0

Gulf coast eco-disaster – something is rotten in Florida

By Michelle van Schouwen A huge chunk of ice splashes into Arctic waters, raising sea levels just a little more. The parts-per-million measure of carbon dioxide in the air edges up yet another notch above the 280/million figure considered the proper amount of CO2 in terms of global temperature regulation. Often, environmental and climate events…
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August 21, 2018 0