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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Florida Springs, Aquifer, And Drinking Water In Environmental Crisis (VIDEO)

Posted: 11/26/2012
Florida's "blue gold" -- the underground fresh water aquifer -- are at risk for drying up completely due to politics and Florida's massive water usage and environmental shortsightedness.

...the state's nearly 1,000 pristine springs -- contribute $300 million annually in tourism and connect the longest and deepest underwater cave system in the world -- it's also the very same source of Florida's drinking water.

State conservationists have resorted to independent research initiatives such as the Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute to keep on top of the environmental crisis even without state funding.

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