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Toxicity levels were substantially higher than levels reported by government agencies for water and sediment analysis

Evidence shows that concentrations of PAHs found in seafood samples were up to 3,800 times greater than thresholds considered safe for human consumption by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The data used in the independent study is based on samples taken across several media—seafood, fauna and flora, sediment and water—collected in the GOM from […]

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Environmental education with scallops

Great Bay Scallop Search set for Aug. 24 Tampa Bay Watch is recruiting volunteer boats to participate in the 20th annual Great Bay Scallop Search, set for Saturday, Aug. 24. The environmental education event is a resource monitoring program where community volunteers snorkel to search for scallops in select areas within Boca Ciega and Lower […]

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Smartphones that can detect food allergens

Smartphone Cradle, App Detect Toxins, Bacteria, Food Allergens Afraid there may be peanuts or other allergens hiding in that cookie? Thanks to a cradle and app that turn your smartphone into a handheld biosensor, you may soon be able to run on-the-spot tests for food safety, environmental toxins, medical diagnostics and more. The handheld biosensor […]

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Recall on pink youth bed due to lead paint hazard

Sleepharmony Pink Youth Beds Recalled by Glideaway Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard This recall, due to a lead paint hazard, involves pink-colored twin-size, metal beds with three pink heart-shaped designs on both the footboard and headboard. The beds come with an assortment of stickers that can be applied to the heart shape design. […]

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Citrus greening disease in Florida

Saving oranges by altering their DNA Written by Amy Harmon The grove manager of Ricke Kress called and said “It’s here”. Citrus Greening disease had reached Florida. The disease that sours oranges and leaves them half green, already ravaging citrus crops across the world, had reached the state’s storied groves. In the years that followed, Kress […]

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Mangrove Removal Sarasota Bay

Long Bar: Developers say Sarasota Bay will not be destroyed by seagrass, mangrove removal Written by Charles Chelle The developers of Long Bar Pointe are trying to make the case that their vision for 463-acres along the Sarasota Bay will be better for the environment. Developers Carlos Beruff and Larry Leiberman say their team of […]

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Sewage runoff at beach resorts

10 things beach resorts won’t tell you Enjoy the sun, sand, sea breezes and the sewage runoff Written by Charles Passy It has been a brutally hot summer in much of the country, with even Alaska hitting record-breaking temperatures in the 90s. That has many Americans seeking the cool comfort of the 7,000-plus coastal and […]

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