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Federal Lawsuit Filed to Halt Florida's Toxic Algae Blooms

Federal Lawsuit Filed to Halt Florida's Toxic Algae Blooms

TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 18, 2008 (ENS) – Today, five environmental groups filed a lawsuit to compel the federal government and the state of Florida to set numeric limits on the excess nutrients which trigger harmful blooms of blue-green algae. Algae blooms are fouling Florida’s beaches, lakes, rivers, and springs, threatening public health, and closing swimming…

Florida Forever Funding Approved Unanimously

Florida Forever Funding Approved Unanimously

TALLAHASSEE, Florida, May 5, 2008 (ENS) – Environmental groups throughout the state are delighted with the approval of funding for the land acquisition and protection program Florida Forever – or at least for the next 10 years. Although the Florida budget is tight this year, the Florida House of Representatives passed the bill unanimously today,…

Miami Hosts World's First Carbon Neutral Fishing Contest

Miami Hosts World's First Carbon Neutral Fishing Contest

MIAMI, Florida, January 16, 2008 (ENS) – The world’s first carbon neutral fishing tournament was held over the weekend at the Miami Beach Marina. Twenty-three boats competed in the event, with the winning team catching and releasing 10 fish to take top honors in the Sailfish Tournament. The tournament completed its pledge to balance its…

Sides Line Up in Florida State-Federal Water Dispute

Sides Line Up in Florida State-Federal Water Dispute

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, January 2, 2008 (ENS) – A lawsuit by three environmental groups seeking to force the South Florida Water Management District to obtain federal discharge permits for pumping water into Florida’s largest lake has attracted a large number of opponents. Nine states and dozens of agencies and organizations filed legal briefs in…