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New Chief Science Officer Tackles Florida’s Troubled Waterways


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Pineda Causeway, Indian River Lagoon. Photo: Matthew Peddie. WMFE


Florida has a chief science officer — Thomas Frazer, director of the University of Florida’s School of Natural Resources. In this brand new role, Frazer will oversee the newly established Office of Environmental Accountability and Transparency.

90.7’s environmental reporter Amy Green and spoke with Frazer about his priorities for the office — among them, tackling Florida’s troubled waterways. But first, Green brings us up to speed on a water issue that affects Melbourne residents.


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