Welcome
Environment & Energy Report

No Quick Fix for Florida Algae, But Hope in Limiting Runoff

Aug. 17, 2018, 11:31 AM

The Florida toxic algae crisis that’s dampening tourism isn’t likely to get an easy fix from Washington, but a combination of technology, protecting swamps, and limiting fertilizer might provide solutions.

The state’s southern coasts are suffering a two-pronged outbreak of algae that is the worst Florida has seen in recent years, according to Julie Wraithmell, executive director of Audubon Florida.

Much of state leaders’ attention is being spent on speeding up construction of a reservoir and repairs to the dike around Lake Okeechobee—projects that many agree will help but won’t be completed for at least a few...

To read the full article log in. To learn more about a subscription click here.