water pollution http://blog.wlrn.org en Who Controls Water Standard Levels In Florida? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/who-controls-water-standard-levels-florida <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Behind a Florida waterway, a seemingly untroubled scene – behind the turtle sunbathing atop the limestone rock, the water control structure and layers of&nbsp;sawgrass&nbsp;– there’s a political backstage.</span></p><p>The actors: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which currently holds control over water standard levels in Florida, and the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), which wants it.</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Allison Goodman 11046 at http://blog.wlrn.org Who Controls Water Standard Levels In Florida? Our Rivers And Springs Are Getting Sicker, Former Fla. Governor Says It's Because Of 'Bad Policies' http://blog.wlrn.org/post/our-rivers-and-springs-are-getting-sicker-former-fla-governor-says-its-because-bad-policies <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>A scathing <a href="http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/opinion/letters/os-ed-front-burner-environmental-policy-con-20130129,0,4265168.story">guest column</a> that appeared Wednesday in the Orlando Sentinel says "severe budget cuts are seriously compromising the ability of Florida's Department of Environmental Protection and Legislature and water management districts to adequately protect our state's natural resources."</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 8598 at http://blog.wlrn.org Our Rivers And Springs Are Getting Sicker, Former Fla. Governor Says It's Because Of 'Bad Policies' Florida's Current Aquifer Models Paint Inaccurate Picture Of State's Water Supply http://blog.wlrn.org/post/floridas-current-aquifer-models-paint-inaccurate-picture-states-water-supply <p>Understanding how water flows through Florida's aquifers is integral to maintaining &nbsp;a safe and sufficient supply of fresh water, but current computer models used to monitor&nbsp;the state's aquifers and springs are "full of holes," according to some critics.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 8510 at http://blog.wlrn.org Florida's Current Aquifer Models Paint Inaccurate Picture Of State's Water Supply How Florida's Aquifer Models Are Inaccurate, And Why That Might Be A Problem For Our Water Supply http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-floridas-aquifer-models-are-inaccurate-and-why-might-be-problem-our-water-supply <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Understanding how water flows through Florida's aquifer is integral to maintaining &nbsp;safe and sufficient supply of fresh water, but current computer models used to monitor&nbsp;the state's aquifers and springs are "</span><a href="http://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/water/floridas-aquifer-models-full-of-holes-allowing-more-water-permits-and/1272555" style="line-height: 1.5;">full of holes</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">" according to some critics.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 16:16:37 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 8511 at http://blog.wlrn.org How Florida's Aquifer Models Are Inaccurate, And Why That Might Be A Problem For Our Water Supply