The red tide outbreak that has been plaguing the area for months wasn’t caused by Florida Gov. Rick Scott.
As the stench of red tide continued its choke-hold on Southwest Florida in recent weeks, oil and gas lobbyists were in Tallahassee to revive the campaign for offshore drilling off Florida’s coast.
On a recent Monday evening, after an hour of soaking rains flushed the coast, an awful stink blanketed Venice, our beach-rimmed gem of an island on the Gulf of Mexico.
In lawns across America, plastic pink flamingos have not just survived, but also thrived. What a shame the same can’t be said for Florida’s real flamingos, those rare elegant leggy, long-necked lovelies that only recently won official blessing as a native species.
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