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Nov 11, 2018 - Wes Skiles lived as a renowned water conservationist, diver and filmographer, producing over 100 films for television including "Water's Journey: The Hidden Rivers of Florida" that still airs on PBS. It was fitting, Jim said, that their favorite memory together was in the water.
Nov 7, 2018 - For too many families, North Florida's once pristine groundwater may be unsafe to drink. One nasty pollutant is nitrate, a principal ingredient in synthetic agricultural and urban fertilizers, and in animal manure and human waste.
Nov 2, 2018 - The manatees are back. Tampa Electric Co. opened its Manatee Viewing Center for the season this week with a few improvements. The overflow parking lot will now have a 75-kilowatt solar array, which will shade the shuttle bus waiting area.
Oct 30, 2018 - Big changes are coming to the Weeki Wachee River. The state park has cut back on the number of kayakers allowed on the river each day in an effort to reduce the amount of garbage those kayakers leave behind.
Oct 30, 2018 - So far this year, 714 manatees have died, compared to 538 in 2017, out of about 6,000 estimated to live in Florida waters, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).
Oct 28, 2018 - North Florida's Wakulla Springs, the largest and deepest freshwater spring on Earth, is experiencing an unwelcome change: Its famously crystal waters are turning brown. After extensive study, researchers at Florida State University think they might know why.
Oct 22, 2018 - The Thompson Institute for Earth Systems at the University of Florida says it wants to make sure people are in the know about the latest environmental risks and developments in the state.
Oct 19, 2018 - The crisis extends well beyond our coastlines. Aging sewage systems and septic tanks threaten vulnerable inland waters; nutrients from treated sewage, or biosolids, spread on agricultural lands find their way into nearby lakes and tributaries and befoul them.
Oct 18, 2018 - As the winter manatee season approaches, one has already been rescued from local waters after a boat strike left it in desperate need of medical care. The injured manatee was located Monday in King's Bay by Craig Cavanna.
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