Article courtesy of Keren Graham | March 26th, 2016 | Digital Journal | Shared as educational material.
Florida’s Indian River Lagoon recently faced a severe crisis: thousands of fish were killed by human-made pollution. The area was in a “state of emergency” already because of the flow of effluents from Lake Okeechobee. The company that fingers are being pointed towards is U.S. Sugar Corp.: runoff from the company’s sugarcanes had traveled to various water sources in the area. To make things worse, storm water pollution was tripled due to El Nino storms. The crisis has affected all sorts of fish species and the businesses that depend on them. Read more about it here.