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Florida’s algae crisis draws fire from activists and lawmakers


August 7, 2018
By Think Progress

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Florida’s toxic algae bloom is wreaking havoc on marine life and jeopardizing the state’s trademark beaches, in an unprecedented season of destruction that experts have linked to pollution and poor environmental policies.

Excessive algae bloom is a result of nutrient runoff, rising temperatures and pollution. Politicians have criticized Florida’s current governor for not regulating polluting farms and businesses enough. Florida’s red tide has killed various marine animals and sparked calls for action from activists. | READ MORE