water quality http://wlrn.org en Who Controls Water Standard Levels In Florida? http://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://wlrn.org Who Controls Water Standard Levels In Florida? A Lawsuit And Public Outcry: A Busy Week In The Everglades http://wlrn.org/post/lawsuit-and-public-outcry-busy-week-everglades <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The soon-to-wrap&nbsp;</span><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/python-challenge-scoreboard-so-far-37-less-burmese-pythons-everglades" style="line-height: 1.5;">Python Challenge</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> isn't the only headline-making activity in the Everglades this month. Florida's imperiled wetlands have been the focus of several contentious issues in the past week. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 9084 at http://wlrn.org A Lawsuit And Public Outcry: A Busy Week In The Everglades Florida's Current Aquifer Models Paint Inaccurate Picture Of State's Water Supply http://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://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://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://wlrn.org How Florida's Aquifer Models Are Inaccurate, And Why That Might Be A Problem For Our Water Supply