Amy GreenReporter and Producer
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Amy Green is a general assignment reporter. She specializes in the environment and science.
Amy has worked as a regular contributor to PEOPLE, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor and many other publications. She is a former Associated Press reporter in the Nashville, Tenn., bureau.
Amy is a Florida native. She lives in Orlando with her husband and daughter.
Recent Stories from Amy Green
The problem in the southern Indian River Lagoon is Lake Okeechobee. An abundance of polluted water from the state’s largest lake is turning the lagoon’s normally aquamarine water brown and murky and endangering oysters, seagrass and other marine life.
In the Indian River Lagoon muck is the substance representing everything dumped into the lagoon during the past half-century.
A little more than a month after an algal bloom triggered a massive fish kill in the Indian River Lagoon researchers from the Florida Institute of Technology say they have evidence of new blooms. They sampled six locations over the weekend and say the blooms have started to flourish in the northern lagoon.
This spring’s stunning fish kill was the latest distressing bellwether for the Indian River Lagoon. It came three years after die-offs of dolphins, pelicans and manatees. Their deaths remain a mystery.
Residents, scientists and business owners along the Indian River Lagoon are wondering whether it has reached a tipping point after this spring’s stunning fish kill, the worst in modern history. The 156-mile lagoon stretches nearly half the length of Florida’s east coast and is considered the most biologically diverse estuary in North America.
Florida researchers believe they are closer to a cure for citrus greening. The disease has devastated the state’s $10 billion iconic crop and is spreading in other states like California and Texas. But will a cure arrive in time to save Florida’s oranges?
In Brevard County leaders are launching a coordinated effort to collect thousands of dead fish fouling in the Indian River Lagoon. The smelly carcasses have been bobbing on the lagoon’s surface since the weekend. They’ll be collected by boat and taken to the county landfill where they’ll be buried. But residents are left having to live with the smelly mess.
The St. Johns riverkeeper heads out Tuesday on a 13-day tour of the river. The goal is to raise awareness about threats facing the state’s longest river.
An analyst who’s been keeping an eye on SeaWorld says its decision to end captive breeding of killer whales is the right one.
SeaWorld says this generation of killer whales will be its last. The company announced Thursday it is ending all captive breeding of the animals and also the theatrical shows featuring them.