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Anheuser Busch brings in 310K cans of water

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Anheuser Busch stepped up to bring in more than 310,000 cans of clean drinking water to areas of the state affected by Hurricane Irma.

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Florida’s high-ranking ‘Summer Fun Index’ shows strong backing for Clean Water Rule

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Florida is home to more registered boats than any other of the 28 states evaluated in a study released Thursday by the group Environment Florida. The “Summer Fun Index” compiled by the group’s research and policy center shows that more than 37 million people visit the Sunshine State’s waterways each year. “There’s nothing quite like boating in Tampa Bay,” said Jennifer Rubiello, the state director for Environment Florida. In addition to having a boat load of, well, boats, Florida also…

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Tampa Bay water restoration lauded as model for other dirty bays

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Tampa Bay’s drastic recovery from abysmal water quality 20 years ago to today’s clean and often crystal clear waters is being heralded as not just a win, but a model for other communities struggling to clean up major water bodies. A report in Reuters Tuesday lauds the broad support between environmental groups and big businesses to embark on decades or restoration. When Tampa Bay’s water quality was at its lowest; when murky water and frequent fish kills were a regular happening,…

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Environmentalists turn to craft beer to make their clean water pitch

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The group Environment Florida put a new face on the fight for clean water – beer. In order to draw increased attention to water quality issues facing Floridians, the group hosted a clean water forum at 3 Daughters brewery in St. Pete Tuesday night. The evening’s keynote speaker was Jim Leonard, chemist and lab director for the brewery. We’re talking Breaking Bad beer brewing … minus the Walter White, law-breaking shenanigans. Leonard pointed out how important water is to brewing…

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