Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016

Amendment 1 battle

Fla. conservationists, lawmakers debate water projects


TC Palm

Money Florida voters approved for land and water preservation could be used to buy pumps and pipes for water supply projects under a bill advancing in the Legislature. Conservation groups say that counters the will of voters who approved Amendment 1 in 2014 but some lawmakers contend water supply projects are beneficial to the environment and fall under the amendment's intent.


Louisiana to get $234M to control stormwater

Insurance Journal

In a nod to the threat Louisiana faces from flooding, the federal government is sending $233.8 million in grants to Louisiana to make a suburban slice of New Orleans better at handling stormwater, relocate a coastal American-Indian village and prevent damage from hurricanes.


Brain-tangling algae lurks in Florida waters


Algae blooms common to Florida and elsewhere may be slowly eating away at our memories. A new study suggests that chronic exposure to a commonplace algae toxin in crabs, shellfish and other seafood increases risk of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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