The riverkeepers say the 2014 law calls into question whether the DEQ is thoroughly investigating their complaints against the state’s industrial hog and poultry farms. In one 11-month stretch, only eight of 85 complaints resulted in the DEQ citing a farm.
Drone12 video captures concerning video and images of toxic blue-green algae on Lake Okeechobee Friday morning. The plague of the harmful gunk washed ashore in Pahokee at the city marina, where the bacteria is caking up, decomposing, and letting off toxins. Highly toxic algal blooms have become concerning for coastal communities. "I was like wow," said Njood Pellicer, of Pahokee. "To see it like that is just horrible. "The timing of this extensive amount of cyanobacteria is shocking.
A scientist whose groundbreaking research linked frost damage to plant-dwelling bacteria thinks there's a better way to fight frost. And it doesn't require spending a fortune on equipment that consumes copious quantities of water and fossil fuels.