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Archive for Thursday, February 28, 2019

From the pages of Orlando Weekly: The source of rising nutrient levels and algae growth in Lake Adair

Some College Park residents find themselves in a crappy situation, literally. Those living around Lake Adair share space with a roosting community of cormorants, who eat fish out of the lake and then, well, what goes in comes back out. Orlando city officials say the birds are to blame for the lakes rising nutrient levels and algae growth, and for 20 years theyve been trying to drive the birds away. When the birds are in the trees, city workers visit Lake Adair twice a day once mid-morning and again in the evening with spotlights, air horns, pyrotechnics, pressurized water, flare guns and whistler bombs; one resident described the neighborhood as sounding like a war zone. In 1997, an ...
Published in Commentaries, From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

A Walk Through Orlando’s Black History At Greenwood Cemetery

Much of Orlandos history is buried near downtown right off of Mills Avenue at Greenwood Cemetery. From Joe Tinker to Bob Carr, you can find hundreds of headstones engraved with the names of popular streets and venues for the people that they were named after. But, theres one area of the cemetery with not as many head stones, and a lot of unmarked graves.
Published in Central Florida News

Intersection: Climate Change; Dale Whittaker’s Resignation; Harlem Renaissance Art

https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/Intersection_022619.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSFew states in the US are more vulnerable to climate change than Florida, but without a statewide policy cities and municipalities have been left to deal with the impacts on their own. In a conversation recorded live at the WMFE studios, we discuss a year-long reporting project on climate change with 90.7 environmental reporter Amy Green, Trevor Aaronson with the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, journalist Tristram Korten and research professor Randall Parkinson. UCF president Dale Whittaker resigned last week, ...
Published in Intersection Podcast