Blue-Green Algae Task Force

Will technology save us from toxic algae?

February 23, 2023

In a frightening 2009 article titled “Re-Engineering the Earth,” The Atlantic magazine predicted that as the impacts of climate change worsened, mankind would turn to technology for salvation. Perhaps we’ll pump pollutants into the sky, turning it a reddish-orange, to…

DeSantis’ executive order on water: The good, the unclear and the political

January 17, 2023

Gov. Ron DeSantis’s Executive Order 23-06, issued Jan. 11, was a watershed moment in the history of Florida water politics — no pun intended. It laid out what DeSantis characterized as a sweeping agenda to clean up Florida’s troubled waters,…

Patience is no virtue when it comes to dealing with Florida’s water problems

August 26, 2022

“So you gotta hang on ‘til tomorrow,” sang Little Orphan Annie. Unfortunately, too many Florida decision-makers seem inclined to sing along. Last month a statewide coalition of environmental groups including VoteWater issued a “report card” showing “Florida leaders have failed…

Who’s to blame for Florida’s failure to fix the blue-green algae crisis?

August 5, 2022

We told you last month that toxic blue-green algae — cyanobacteria — is proliferating across the country, the globe — and across Florida. Dozens of health alerts have been issued across the Sunshine State; in Cape Coral earlier this week…