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'Sick' Idea: Septic Tanks Used to Control Growth

November 16, 2015 - 2:30pm

When Martin County Commissioner Sarah Heard voted two years ago not to fund a DNA study of the pollutants in the St. Lucie River by Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute's Brian Lapointe, we were somewhat surprised at her dissent … but our most environmentally concerned citizens trusted her.

Attention, Legislators: Caulkins Water Farm Offers New Hope to Estuaries

June 9, 2015 - 8:00pm

Florida’s first, true “water farm” exceeds all expectations, according to state officials. An expanded Caulkins Water Farm on 3,200 acres near Indiantown holds the promise of relief to the St. Lucie River and Indian River Lagoon estuaries from annual deluges of polluted water -- up to half of the water storage needed to reduce annual discharges by 90 percent. 

Challenging This Martin County Commissioner Wasn't for Sissies

August 26, 2014 - 6:00pm

NOTE FROM EDITOR NANCY SMITH: An inconvenient truth is never "shameful."

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