SWFL Water Crisis

CDC plans to step in as it studies blue green algae impact on health. (Credit: WINK News)video

CDC plans to uncover the health effects of blue-green algae

It is dangerous. But what can it do to your health? That is the question at the center of the water quality crisis. Now, researchers...
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Water samples collected on Fort Myers Beach for testing

Several agencies recruited friends and neighbors to collect water samples across Southwest Florida in an effort to confirm what’s in our water. FGCU’s The Water...
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Green slime along the Caloosahatchee River concerns neighbors

Not what you want to see in our waterways. Algae, which is floating down the Caloosahatchee River. The WINK News drone spotted some of it...
A dead fish from red tide. Photo via WINK News.

Expert speaks red tide mitigation before Collier County commissioners

It is hard to forget the images showing the effect of red tide on our waters not so long ago. On Tuesday, an expert...
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Naples to consider summer fertilizer ban and ordinance at meeting

We remember the consequences of last year’s red tide on our beaches. And most agree it’s crucial to find ways to prevent harmful algae...
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Congressman Rooney hosts water quality meeting in Naples

On Friday morning water activists and Congressman Francis Rooney held an hour-long meeting to discuss how to prevent another water crisis like Southwest...
Some of the brownish-green gunk in a Cape Coral canal. (Credit: WINK News)video

Scientists identify the mysterious muck floating in Cape Coral canals

Brown gunk is floating in Cape Coral canals. Neighbors noticed it popping up a few weeks ago. It is different from the blue-green algae...
Man scoops blue-green algae out of the water. (Credit: WINK News)video

SWFL demands transparency after Rooney’s closed door algae meeting

A demand for transparency. Southwest Floridians that spent months living next to and breathing in blue-green algae want to know what's being done to prevent...
Smelly gunk. (Credit: WINK News)video

Different type of blue-green algae reeks along Lemon Bay shore

Disgusting brown gunk lining the shore at a popular spot in Charlotte County as it is driving people away from the water. State environmental...

Tips to keep your yard debris out of the water systems in SWFL

A new report shows that runoff is a major source of contaminants in the water systems  and can contribute to the water crisis like...

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