Articles by: Wil Revehl

Algae Blooms, Seagrass Loss, and Manatee Deaths

April 12, 2022

Article Reference: Algae Blooms, Seagrass Loss, and Manatee Deaths By Save the Manatee Club Trouble for Manatees in the Indian River Lagoon The Indian River Lagoon (IRL) stretches for 156 miles along Florida’s east central coast. There are more than 4,400 species…

Florida has lost 44% of its wetlands since 1845

December 31, 2021

Article Reference: Florida has lost 44% of its wetlands since 1845. What is the environmental impact? By Tony Judnich for The Northwest Florida Daily News “While some folks might view them as messy, bug-infested places to avoid, swamps, marshes and…

Why Florida’s massive seagrass loss is so devastating

September 2, 2021

Article Reference: Why Florida’s massive seagrass loss is so devastating By Ben Montgomery for Axios Ground zero: Indian River Lagoon has lost 58% of its seagrass area since 2009, more than 46,000 acres. And more than 300 manatees have been reported…

It’s a sin what we’ve done to Florida’s seagrass

August 5, 2021

Article Reference: It’s a sin what we’ve done to Florida’s seagrass By Craig Pittman for Florida Phoenix The news reports around where I live in St. Petersburg have been greatly concerned with weights and measures recently. It’s an effort to…

The Effects of Nestle Bottling Co.’s on Florida Springs

July 26, 2021

Article Reference: The Effects of Nestle Bottling Co.’s on Florida Springs By Noah Davis, Taylor Garrett. Christian O’Shea Nestle is an enormous food and beverage company with over 2000 brands. The company began in 1866 with the creation of a…

Don’t Feed The Algae

May 24, 2021

Article Reference: Don’t Feed The Algae By St. Johns Waterkeeper Toxic blue-green algae outbreaks, or harmful algae blooms (HABs), are increasing in duration and frequency threatening our waterways and our own health.  Nutrient pollution, warming waters and runoff from frequent rainstorms…

FDEP – Local Government Comprehensive Plans

May 24, 2021

Article Reference: Comprehensive Plan “Growth management legislation was passed in 1985 in response to Florida’s commitment to provide the facilities and services that communities need to foster economic growth and preserve natural amenities. The importance of comprehensive planning cannot be…

Planning and Growth Management

May 24, 2021

From the Florida Association of Counties on growth management, which reads in part: “In 1985 Florida enacted the Local Government Comprehensive Planning and Land Development Regulation Act, Chapter 163, Part II, Florida Statutes. This statute requires that all local governments…

Herbicide used in FL as a cure-all is more like a kill-all

April 1, 2021

Article Reference: Herbicide used in FL as a cure-all is more like a kill-all By Craig Pittman “Can you imagine what life was like for Florida’s earliest occupants? Think of the unrelenting heat that led them to name so many places…

Poll: Floridians willing to pay for clean water; coalitions: here’s how they should do it

May 15, 2020

Article reference: Poll: Floridians willing to pay for clean water; coalitions: here’s how they should do it Tyler Treadway, Treasure Coast Newspapers Published 5:00 p.m. ET April 18, 2020 | Updated 6:21 p.m. ET April 18, 2020 Florida voters cherish clean water and…

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