Living in a Selfish Florida World: A Rimbaud Moment

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Article courtesy of Georgianne Nienaber | Feb 18, 2016 | The Huffington Post | Shared as educational material

Black Water approaching Sanibel Island (Photo Credit: Fran Volkmann)

High rainfall in Southern Florida has resulted in black water, the death of thousands of fish, and fouled beaches. With simply too much water and nowhere to put it, water has been flushed south in efforts to relieve areas experiencing flooding. However, much of this water is contaminated, some with mercury, causing damage and death to wildlife and ecosystems. While some areas suffer from not enough water, others are drowning. Southern Florida struggles to find balance for its natural wildlife and citizens. Read more online:

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