nitrate pollution

While a foul-smelling green algae chokes Florida’s Treasure Coast, local and state officials are debating how to cut down on pollution in Wakulla Springs.

The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a measure that would raise the bar higher for people seeking punitive damages from nursing homes, the Florida Times-Union reports.



Florida, the land of 1,000 springs, has lost many of them to nitrate pollution, and more are threatened -- including Silver Springs.