Restoring Paradise After Hurricane Irma

Florida has always been in the path of storms – it juts right out into Hurricane Alley – but as people have built along the coast, drained wetlands, and contributed …

Hurricane Irma: Impacts on Florida Wildlife & Habitat

As every Gulf Coast resident knows, hurricanes are natural events. In Florida, we joke that there really are only two seasons – tourist season and hurricane season. Native wildlife species …

New Attack on Clean Water & Democratic Processes

Everyone wants clean water for drinking, fishing, and swimming. People also deserve a say in their government’s actions. Right now though, threats are brewing for both our clean water and …

President’s Budget Leaves Gulf Coast Restoration Out to Dry

Just in time for hurricane season, the Trump Administration has proposed a Fiscal Year 2018 budget that would leave the Gulf coast even more vulnerable to extreme weather and sea …

river otter pair

New Attempt to Muddy Clean Water Protections

The Trump Administration has just begun a two-step plan to remove protections from waters that have been safeguarded by the Clean Water Act for more than 40 years. In a …

A New Hope for America’s Everglades

Water is the lifeblood of America’s Everglades. The slow, steady flow of freshwater feeds the Glades’ sawgrass marshes, cypress swamps, pinelands, and estuaries. It is essential for fish and wildlife …

Otters. Phot Credit: Pixabay

EPA: Hear Our Voices, Protect Our Environmental Safeguards

Although you may not think about this every day, federal protections are what keep us safe. Environmental and public health safeguards prevent rivers like the Cuyahoga from catching on fire, …

We All Live Downstream

President Trump has said that he wants the nation to have “crystal clear water,” and it would be hard to find anyone who would disagree with that. However, last week, …

Losing a National Treasure

The Arthur R Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is a prime example of what the northern Everglades once looked like – an intricate mosaic of wet prairies, sawgrass, sloughs, tree …

Flint Leaders to Congress: We Are Not Disposable People

Anytime you can’t turn on your faucet, it’s a crisis. Anytime people are scared of water, it’s a crisis. Anytime people are questioning their health and what’s happened to them …

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