By LIZ HARDAWAY
NORTH PORT — Terry Root, a co-awardee of the Nobel Peace Prize with Vice President Al Gore, said she thinks humans have a moral obligation to not cause suffering of other species.
SARASOTA — Following the success of Charlotte County’s water summit last month, Sarasota County commissioners will consider, during its meeting Wednesday, hosting a similar event.
Politicians promised cooperation, and scientists described engineered fixes for toxic algae problems at a water quality summit Tuesday in Punta Gorda.
Charlotte County’s Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau wants to boost restaurants, hotels and other tourism-related businesses that were hard hit in 2018 by the intense toxic red tide blooms.
ENGLEWOOD — If the most-recent water samples are to be believed, Sarasota and Charlotte counties turned up the only — hopefully the last — significant signs of the toxic red tide algae in Florida.
ENGLEWOOD — The South Manasota/Sandpiper Key Association isn’t sitting on the sidelines when it comes to the toxic red tide algae.
Recent clear skies and clean waters may be quelling the groundswell of worries over red tide and other harmful algal blooms.
ENGLEWOOD — Normally, with the start of tarpon season in April and throughout the summer months, Rob Stern of Sterns & Bruns Garage and Tires expects to restock his inventory two, three or more times with tires for boat trailers.
PUNTA GORDA — A reservoir that a prominent biologist says may do little to help the Everglades is poised for federal funding, while Charlotte County’s septic-to-sewer projects got bumped off the list.
Dolphins, with their acrobatic antics, are natural favorites of boaters, tourists and anyone who lives, works or enjoys Florida’s waterways. So when they began washing up on our shores this summer — along with thousands of dead fish, and even manatees — it sparked a passionate wave of outrag…