FLIP is a new mobile field guide that can be accessed by a computer, smart phone, tablet or other device with internet browser capability. Developed by the University of South Florida, FLIP currently contains 20 plants: 19 of the 2011 Category I invasive species and one of the 2011 Category II invasive species as designated by the Florida Exotic Plant Pest Council (FLEPPC), and will be expanded to include more.

Check out the app at www.orange.wateratlas.org/flip

While there, why not check out the whole atlas at www.wateratlas.org

How much pollution can your lake handle? Visit FDEP’s interactive site “Basin411”

“The Economic Analysis of the FDEP Proposed Numeric Nutrient Criteria in Florida”, by Center for Economic Forecasting and Analysis, FL State University. Jan 20, 2012.


EPA Response letter to DEP’s Nutrient Criteria Petition.

Florida LAKEWATCH report on Florida lakes failing the new current numeric nutrient criteria. Read the report here.

Springer, the publisher of CERF’s peer-reviewed journal Estuaries and Coasts, is providing free access (‘Open Access’) to the articles published on past oil spills affecting coastal environments, to increase the availability of information relevant to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

To access these articles, use the following link: http://springerlink.com/content/120846/?k=oil+spill

Coal Tar Sealant Largest Source of PAHs in Lakes: Read about this environmental health concern at USGS’s newsroom at http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=2651

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