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How Fishing Captains are Saving the Everglades

“This is what’s at risk,” Captain Chris Wittman tells me. “This is what we are fighting for.” He doesn’t need to point to what he’s referring to. Open waters and islands dense with mangroves unfurl in every direction. 

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Water quality roundtable set for today

Congressman Francis Rooney will hold a second roundtable discussion today where he, along with community partners, will gather information and discuss the effects of harmful algal blooms on human and sea life.

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US national team's newest call-up: Get to know NYCFC defender Ben Sweat

But there are many routes to the international stage. The New York City FC fullback did get that first call-up to the national team for October friendlies against Colombia and Peru, as announced on Monday.

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SWFL organizations calling on Senate to vote on Everglades reservoir

A letter made out to Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell from the Everglades Foundation asks that America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 be the top agenda item when the US Senate returns next week.

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White House approves massive reservoir to hold Lake O overflow

A massive reservoir to hold Lake Okeechobee overflow got White House approval this week, a key step for the fast-tracked plan to spare northern estuaries from extended assaults of harmful lake water.

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Florida's algae crisis

It was standing room only Tuesday night as nearly 200 boaters and concerned residents met at the Cape Coral Yacht Club to discuss the ongoing algae problems in the Caloosahatchee River and a red tide that's lingered off the coast since November. ...

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Parley for the Oceans addresses major threats towards our oceans, the most important ecosystem of our planet. We believe the power for change lies in the hands of the consumer – given he has a choice – and the power to shape this new consumer mindset lies in the hands of the creative industries.

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Our state needs a long-term solution that will allow us to divert and clean the nutrient-laden fresh water currently killing estuaries on the East and West coasts, while not permitting high Lake Okeechobee levels to jeopardize the lives of those south of the lake.

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Spotlight: Ben Sweat vs. Red Bulls

Today, our Spotlight turns to a defender who had himself a day at Red Bull Arena on Saturday. Floridian defender Ben Sweat was the unlikely hero of the day, playing a decisive role in both goals in the 2-0 Hudson River Derby win for NYCFC.

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The Rise of Ben Sweat


Staff Picks: Moment of the Season (So Far)

It’s the international break and so we thought it was the perfect time to take a pause and a look back at the first 15 games of the MLS Season.

Over the next few days we’ll be asking members of NYCFC’s Digital Team for their picks for Player, Match, Goal and Moment of 2017 (so far). (read more)


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