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We live in a soup of chemicals, with unknown effects on us.

Fabius Maximus website

Date: 9/19/2018 10:05:00 PM

In the 1990s, for instance, scientists reported that male alligators from Florida’s Lake Apopka, which was fouled by a brew of hormone-mimicking chemicals, had shrunken genitalia and reduced

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Red tide and green slime: Florida faces epic statewide fight with algae

Orlando Sentinel

Date: 9/7/2018 12:40:00 PM

With this summer’s rains, Lake Jesup’s legacy isn’t immediately apparent. But it rivals Lake Apopka as a travesty. “I watched it die,” King said. Kevin Spear / Orlando Sentinel Robert King, advocate o

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Despite Serious Health Risks, There Is No Federal Standard Protecting Workers From Extreme Heat

CleanTechnica

Date: 9/7/2018 8:00:00 AM

In the Lake Apopka region of Florida, a typical August day might yield a high temperature of 92 degrees F, a heat made all the worse by the stifling humidity. The weather is bad enough for office

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Extreme heat is killing America’s farm workers

Quartz

Date: 9/1/2018 2:18:00 AM

In the Lake Apopka region of Florida, a typical August day might yield a high temperature of 92F, a heat made all the worse by the stifling humidity. The weather is bad enough for office workers

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Facing rising temperatures and pollution, farmworkers are being left behind by Florida lawmakers

ThinkProgress

Date: 8/27/2018 10:57:00 AM

“I don’t think they care, to tell the truth, I really don’t think they care,” says Linda Lee as she sits in front of her small house near the sprawling Lake Apopka, just northwest of Orlando. A former

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• Length: 28 Miles
• Surface Area: 40,320 Acres
• Length: 9 Miles
Lake Apopka is the third largest lake in the U.S. State of Florida. It is located 15 miles northwest of Orlando, mostly within the bounds of Orange County, although the western part is in Lake County. Fed by a natural spring, rainfall and stormwater runoff, water from Lake Apopka flows through the Apopka-Beauclair Canal and into Lakes Beauclair and Dora. From Lake Dora, water flows into Lake Eustis, then into Lake Griffin and then northward into the Ocklawaha River, which flows into the St. Johns River.

in the 1940s, Lake Apopka drew 100's of anglers to it's waters. It is said that the lake was so clear that bass could be fished by sight alone. Unfortunately, the lake took a turn for the worst was continually polluted for decades. The pollution resulted in low visibility, a struggling fish and wildlife population, and little to no visitors.

Luckily, the lake has taken a slow, but steady turn for the better. Pollution has been brought to a minimum and restocking of fish species has been occurring for a few years now. Lovers of Lake Apopka have pushed and facilitated for many of these lake improvements creating a cleaner and more attractive lake.

Alligators seem to be abundant at the lake. Other wildlife that can be seen at the lake includes fish, multiple species of birds, and bison.
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