Gulf Oil Spill Conference Held in Tampa

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NOAA's National Ocean Service

Scientists from around the country are converging on Tampa this week to compare notes about the after-effects of the 2010 BP oil spill. Much of the oil remains out of sight below the surface of the Gulf, so the research will take years to complete.


Community organizations are suing Lee County over its decision to allow for development in the environmentally sensitive Density Reduction/Groundwater Resource area or DR/GR.

Here are Senator Nelson's remarks on the Senate floor on Monday:

A group of bi-partisan Florida lawmakers in both the U.S. House and Senate introduced legislation today to expedite Everglade’s restoration projects.

It comes just days after the US Army Corps of Engineers began releasing water from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers.

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Water around the Sanibel Causeway has become a murky brown color due to polluted farm water making its way down the Caloosahatchee River. 

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There’s about two weeks left in Florida’s 2016 Python Challenge and as of Friday afternoon 66 Burmese Pythons have been caught.  The Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Collier County is one of the designated sites for the state-sanctioned hunt.  Rookery Bay is also the site of an ongoing research effort by local, federal and academic partners aimed at learning more about how these invasive constrictors have adapted to the Florida environment.