New Indian River Lagoon report card expected to show more pollution concerns

(, Nov 20, 2020) PALM BAY, Fla. – A scientist will present the Marine Resources Council’s third annual report card scoring the health of the Indian River Lagoon and it’s once again expected to show continuing challenges. Dr. Leeza Souto said algae blooms are still happening even four years into Brevard County’s 10-year, $400 million restoration…

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Use ‘blue carbon’ to reduce the climate crisis threat

(SunSentinal Nov 16,2020) In January, the Blue Carbon for Our Planet Act (H.R. 5589) was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, followed in June by a companion Senate bill. This bipartisan legislation — introduced by Democratic Rep. Suzanne Bonamici of Oregon and co-sponsored by Florida Republican representatives Bill Posey and Brian Mast and Democrat Alcee Hastings — aims…

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Two dozen sea turtles rescued after washing up in Brevard County

( November 9,2020) Two dozen sea turtles have washed up on shore in Brevard County as Tropical Storm Eta has been bringing wind and some rain to the area all day Monday. The Brevard Zoo is now helping the so-called “wash back” turtles at the Sea Turtle Healing Center.  But volunteers said since they are…

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Keeping your dog safe from cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) in Florida

(UF/IFAS October 10, 2020) As a dog owner, you will be interested in reviewing this research regarding blue-green algae effects on your pet. Florida Sea Grant, along with UF/IFAS Extensions in Martin and St. Lucie counties have partnered with the Department of Health to release a fact sheet in an effort to help consumers keep their canines safe when toxins are present…

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