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New Florida Governor Has plans for protecting water quality

Florida Governor Turning The Tide On Environment

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Florida Governor, Ron Desantis (Republican), took over the office at the beginning of 2019. Many Floridians and onlookers were afraid of the governor’s dismissal of Climate Change during his campaign; however, his new policies to protect water quality has surprised many critics.

Desantis has earmarked 2.5 billions dollars for water quality monitoring programs throughout the state, establish a resiliency office, establish a task force to take on the blue-green algae problem, and a 17,000-acre everglades reservoir in farm fields south of Lake Okeechobee.

More details on the episode.

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Fatberg Hits Coastal UK Town

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Have you ever heard of a fatberg? It could be one of the most disgusting things that I have ever seen. A Fatberg is what you get when you combine frozen oil, fats and wet wipes.

There is a large Fatberg in a coastal town in the UK that is 64 metres long and it’s clogging up the sewers. It will take 8 weeks to break it up, according to local authorities.

This episode is to reinforce the notion that we need to be weary of what we put down our drains.

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oil spill during storm in atlantic canada

Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About The Massive Oil Spill In Newfoundland and Labrador

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There was an oil spill that happened off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador that no one seems to be discussing. It is estimated that 250,000 Litres of oil was spilled it was is still from an unknown cause.

The spill has not yet been contained because the weather is so severe from the “most intense storm” that has hit the area in history. The total amount of oil spilled and the total damage will not be known until the authorities can get in and start containing the spill.

This is yet another reason why Canadians and the world need to move away from our dependence on oil and shift towards more renewable energy sources to protect our coastal water quality as well as our species and habitats.

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