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Featured Story

A timeline of the piney point wastewater disaster

It’s been over a year since 215 million gallons of wastewater were pumped into Tampa Bay to stop a leak at Piney Point, a former phosphate-processing facility in Manatee County.

Explore our interactive timeline to take a look back at the long and troubled history of the site and to catch up on what’s been happening lately. Read our feature story to find out more about what you can do and where you can learn more. 

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Stories to Watch

To pair with the rest of our educational content in each Earth to Florida newsletter, we bring you monthly updates on statewide environmental news.

Action of the Month

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Feature Videos:

Follow along with Brittney Miller, a former TESI Environmental Communicator, as she diversifies her landscape to benefit insects!

Learn more about Earth systems-related topics through our other student-produced educational videos!

What We’re Reading

Environmental protection and social justice are deeply intertwined, and we cannot accurately communicate the environmental issues facing our state without acknowledging this relationship. In this monthly Earth to Florida segment, we will share articles and videos that help explain these connections.

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Explore the posts below to learn about various environmental issues in Florida! Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@UFEarthSystems) for more!

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