SFWMD Governing Board Holds Monthly Meeting in Fort Myers

The South Florida Water Management District Governing Board held its monthly meeting at Florida Gulf Coast University today. The daylong meeting was the first in Fort Myers since the board was re-formed by Governor Ron DeSantis nine months ago, and it was the first time the new board has met at…

FGCU Grad Student Launches #DON’TgLITTER Campaign

The prevalence of plastics throughout our environment should come as no surprise to anyone by now. Researchers continue to find it in remote places on our planet, including in the deepest parts of the oceans , and in Arctic snow . Now, there’s a new campaign at Florida Gulf Coast University…

Researcher Studying Long-Term Effects of Exposure to Cyanobacteria Toxins

Florida’s Blue-Green Algae Task Force recently made its first round of recommendations that will be considered by lawmakers during the upcoming 2020 Legislative Session. The recommendations focus on source identification, nutrient reduction and remediation efforts, with guidance on innovative technologies that could help with the prevention, cleanup and mitigation of harmful…

Red Tide Has Dissipated In The Gulf: What Happened, And What’s Next?

The red tide blooms, which began to surface off Florida’s west coast around October 2019, seem to have cleared out for now. They caused respiratory irritations for people, and fishkills along the Gulf of Mexico. Health News Florida’s Jessica Meszaros spoke with Kate Hubbard , a researcher with the Florida Fish…