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To fix Florida’s latest toxic algae crisis, fix the DEP

Dear Gov. DeSantis, Hello again! I wrote you a letter last year and you didn’t respond, but it’s OK. I figure you’re pretty busy, what...

FL’s first chief science officer talks about the job — and...

Last week, I had coffee with a scientist named Tom Frazer. I was trying to nudge him to say some things about his former...

Is FL facing another Summer of Slime? Thank Gov. DeSantis and...

Sometimes I wonder what it was like to be one of the early Spanish explorers of Florida, back when you could see it in...

New chief science officer faces old problems of harmful algae, polluters...

Tampa-based scientist and ecohydrologist Mark Rains, Florida’s new chief science officer, is an active researcher and professor who will soon be using his expertise...

Florida’s first-ever chief science officer left, but when, and what did...

At a press conference Tuesday morning praising an Everglades restoration project, Gov. Ron DeSantis made an unrelated surprise announcement: Florida’s first-ever chief science officer,...

This column stinks — and so does the way FL handles...

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis held a big event at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, which is the only government facility in the nation...

DeSantis signs water-quality bill touted as historic, yet also condemned as...

Over strenuous objections from leading water-quality advocates, Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed into law the “Clean Waterways Act,” adopted in March by the Florida...

Polluted waters: Will FL lawmakers insist on tough cleanup measures?

Toxic algae blooms, red tide, chronic sewage spills and agricultural runoff are fouling Florida waterways, creating hazards to humans and marine life and making...

Wait, you’re not going to drink that, are you? (Or swim...

The water is trying to kill you. The Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, plus Florida’s rivers and springs and lakes and streams and...

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