nutrient pollution New St. Johns River Report Shows Mixed Results, Points To Several Concerning Trends By Brendan Rivers • Oct 22, 2020 The University of North Florida Listen Listening... / 0:57 Hear this story airing on WJCT News 89.9 The 2020 State of the River Report points to some positive developments in the health of the St. Johns River, but also highlights several concerning trends. DeSantis Signs Clean Waterways Act, Which Has Been Criticized By Environmentalists By Jim Turner - News Service of Florida & Brendan Rivers • Jul 2, 2020 The University of North Florida Listen Listening... / 1:11 Hear this story airing on 89.9 FM WJCT News. Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed into law measures that include bigger fines for dumping pollutants into waterways and new rules for septic tanks and agricultural runoff, though environmentalists said the rules don’t go far enough. UF Researchers To Study How Algae Blooms Hurt Florida’s Economy By Brendan Rivers • May 12, 2020 Chris O'Meara / Associated Press A team led by University of Florida researchers is receiving nearly $280,000 to study the social and economic costs of harmful algal blooms.