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"Population Boom Creates Environmental Consequences In Florida Lagoon"

"The most biologically diverse waterway in America is in bad shape. The Indian River Lagoon is repeatedly being choked with oxygen-robbing algae, its surface increasingly dotted with thousands of dead fish, manatees, birds and other creatures."

Source: AP, 05/05/2017

Sea-Level Rise: Gentrification As High Ground Becomes Hot Property

"MIAMI — One of the first sea-level rise maps Broadway Harewood saw was a few years back, when climate activists gathered in his neighborhood to talk about how global warming would affect people in less-affluent South Florida communities."

Source: ClimateWire, 05/02/2017

"Alarm Raised As Mystery Pest Destroys Mississippi Delta Marsh"

"Eric Newman speeds through the maze of bayous at the Mississippi River's mouth with the confidence of someone who's done this for decades. He points to prime spots to catch redfish, where crabbers go for blues and the grassy channel where his grandfather had a fishing camp. Suddenly, he slows his boat."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 04/13/2017

"More Than 100 Florida Wildfires Scorch State, A Sign Of How Dry We Are"

"Last year Florida was waterlogged. This year Florida is on fire. More than 100 active wildfires are burning across the state right now, according to the Florida Forest Service. Twenty-seven of them are scorching more than 100 acres each."

Source: Tampa Bay Times, 04/11/2017

EPA Budget Cuts Threaten a Program Near You

As the Trump administration proposes big cuts at environmental agencies like the U.S. EPA, the latest TipSheet explores how to dig up local angles from the budget action. Examples: Tracking changes at EPA regional offices and labs, at Superfund or at state revolving funds for clean water and safe drinking water programs.

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