A Florida Seagrass Success Story — For Now

A Florida Seagrass Success Story — For Now

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Last summer, Florida created its first aquatic preserve in over 30 years. The Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve protects about 400,000 acres of seagrass just north of Tampa on Florida’s Gulf coast.  These are part of the Gulf of Mexico’s largest seagrass bed and borders other existing preserves, creating a […]

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Trump Administration Rolls Back WOTUS Rule, Undermines the Clean Water Act

Yesterday the Trump Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency rolled back one of the most important environmental rules put in place by the Obama Administration – the Waters of the U.S. Rule (“WOTUS”) – which protects wetlands that are the best natural barriers to storm surge and flooding and also keeps agricultural pollution out of our waterways.  […]

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One Stinky Thing: Brazil Responsible for Seaweed Blooms in Caribbean

One Stinky Thing: Brazil Responsible for Seaweed Blooms in Caribbean

The rise of stinky washed up sargassum seaweed in the Caribbean is a big problem for animals and tourism and is being made worse by nutrient pollution from deforested parts of the Amazon River. In the British Virgin Islands, the layer of seaweed is two meters thick. In Punta Cana, the clear water has turned […]

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