TBEP In The News

A list of recent press publications that feature TBEP and its staff.

Updated quarterly.

SourceDate PublishedHeadlineLink SourceLink
ABC Action News10/20/2022Researchers look into Hurricane Ian's impact after reverse storm surge in Tampa Bayhttps://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-pinellas/researchers-look-into-hurricane-ians-impact-after-reverse-storm-surge-in-tampa-bayView Article
Tampa Bay Times10/19/2022Hurricane Ian drained the waters of Tampa Bay. Did that affect the environment?https://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/2022/10/19/hurricane-ian-tampa-bay-reverse-storm-surge-environmental-effects/View Article
Tampa Bay Times10/16/2022Hurricane Ian left millions of gallons of spilled wastewater, dirty runoff in its wakehttps://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/2022/10/15/hurricane-ian-left-millions-gallons-spilled-wastewater-dirty-runoff-its-wake/View Article
Sarasota Magazine10/7/2022The Little Manatee River is One Step Closer to Being a Protected Waterwayhttps://www.sarasotamagazine.com/news-and-profiles/2022/10/little-manatee-river-protection-billView Article
WUSF10/7/2022Dying seagrasses and algae blooms found in Tampa Bay could be lingering effects of Piney Point releaseshttps://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/environment/2022-10-07/dying-seagrasses-and-algae-blooms-found-in-tampa-bay-could-be-lingering-effects-of-piney-point-releasesView Article
10 Tampa Bay9/7/2022International Manatee Day: What needs to be done to save the specieshttps://www.wtsp.com/article/news/local/manatee-day-save-species-efforts/67-f0c6ce62-eebb-4568-b3a7-ea38f409edc2View Article
FOX 138/30/2022Seagrass meadows in Tampa Bay see 'significant' decline over last four yearshttps://www.fox13news.com/news/seagrass-meadows-in-tampa-bay-see-significant-decline-over-last-four-yearsView Article
WMNF8/16/2022Sustainable Living: Tampa Bay water qualityhttps://www.wmnf.org/sustainable-living-tampa-bay-water-quality/View Article
St. Pete Catalyst8/25/2022Tampa Bay Estuary unveils its ‘State of the Bay’https://stpetecatalyst.com/tampa-bay-estuary-unveils-its-state-of-the-bay/View Article
Th Bradenton Times8/21/2022TBEP Releases its 2022 State of the Bay Reporthttps://thebradentontimes.com/tbep-releases-its-2022-state-of-the-bay-report-p25022-136.htmView Article
FOX 138/1/2022City of Dunedin shares 'Scoop the Poop' message with the help of kilts, bagpipes, and swordshttps://www.fox13news.com/news/city-of-dunedin-shares-scoop-the-poop-message-with-the-help-of-kilts-bagpipes-and-swordsView Article
Tampa Bay Times7/12/2022Is more algae mucking up Tampa Bay? Scientists need to track it first.https://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/2022/07/12/is-more-algae-mucking-up-tampa-bay-scientists-need-to-track-it-first/View Article
Viera Voice7/1/2022Tampa Bay Estuary Program showing way to improve water qualityhttps://www.vieravoice.com/columnists/lagoon_straight_talk/tampa-bay-estuary-program-showing-way-to-improve-water-quality/article_a5b4a43a-f40c-11ec-ba44-fb1dc552a593.htmlView Article
WUSF6/28/2022Florida Matters gets an update on the Tampa Bay region’s water qualityhttps://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/show/florida-matters/2022-06-28/florida-matters-gets-an-update-on-the-tampa-bay-regions-water-qualityView Article
Sarasota Magazine6/9/2022Rattlesnake Key Slated to Become a State Parkhttps://www.sarasotamagazine.com/news-and-profiles/2022/06/rattlesnake-key-state-parkView Article
FOX 135/26/2022New fertilizer ban coming to Hillsborough Countyhttps://www.fox13news.com/video/1074653View Article
Gulfport Gabber5/17/2022Gulfport Rain Garden Gets Golden Mangrove Awardhttps://thegabber.com/gulfport-rain-garden-gets-golden-mangrove-award/View Article
Tampa Bay Times5/3/2022Is it OK to put dog poop in a neighbor’s trash? Tampa Bay debateshttps://www.tampabay.com/life-culture/pets/2022/05/02/is-it-ok-to-put-dog-poop-in-a-neighbors-trash-can-ethicists-answer-an-eternal-nextdoor-question/View Article
WUSF5/2/2022A new study shows the Piney Point spill likely made red tide worsehttps://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/environment/2022-05-02/study-piney-point-spill-likely-made-red-tide-worseView Article
10 Tampa Bay4/26/2022Florida has some of the most polluted lakes in the countryhttps://www.wtsp.com/video/news/regional/florida/florida-has-some-of-the-most-polluted-lakes-in-the-country/67-419030f5-1ba6-4c4c-9c17-29ad1c4c2236View Article
CBS4/25/2022Contaminated water from Florida mining facility dumped a year's worth of hazardous nutrients into Tampa Bay in just 10 days, study showshttps://www.cbsnews.com/news/piney-point-mining-facility-dumped-years-worth-hazardous-nutrients-tampa-bay-10-days-study/#appView Article
NASA Applied Sciences4/21/2022Marcus Beck: Working in Water Resourceshttps://appliedsciences.nasa.gov/our-impact/people/marcus-beck-working-water-resourcesView Article
WUSF4/19/2022Report details climate change's imminent impact to Tampa Bay, says cost of doing nothing is direhttps://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/show/florida-matters/2022-04-19/recent-report-details-climate-changes-imminent-impact-to-tampa-bay-says-the-cost-of-doing-nothing-is-direView Article
FOX 134/12/2022Tampa gets $200,000 grant to help find ways to protect from future coastal issues along McKay Bayhttps://www.fox13news.com/news/tampa-gets-200000-grant-to-help-find-ways-to-protect-from-future-coastal-issues-along-mckay-bayView Article
Tampa Bay Times4/8/2022What we know about Piney Point’s impact on Tampa Bayhttps://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/2022/04/08/what-we-know-about-piney-points-impact-on-tampa-bay/View Article
Creative Loafing3/21/2022A creek with no name: Boyd Hill Nature Preserve captures the true paradox of Floridahttps://www.cltampa.com/news/a-creek-with-no-name-boyd-hill-nature-preserve-captures-the-true-paradox-of-florida-13097574View Article
Bradenton Herald12/13/2021Florida Scientists: Social Media Can Track Toxic Algaehttps://www.govtech.com/civic/florida-scientists-social-media-can-track-toxic-algaeView Article
Modern Globe12/8/2021Citizen Groups Receiving Mini-Grants Make a Difference for Tampa Bayhttps://www.modernglobe.com/citizen-groups-receiving-mini-grants-make-a-difference-for-tampa-bay/View Article
FOX 13 News11/18/2021Hillsborough County to crack down on use of harmful fertilizers during rainy seasonhttps://www.fox13news.com/news/hillsborough-county-to-crack-down-on-use-of-harmful-fertilizers-during-rainy-seasonView Article
83 Degrees11/2/2021Red tide persists along Florida's Gulf coast, how you can help stop ithttps://www.83degreesmedia.com/features/how-to-help-stop-red-tide-outbreaks-in-Florida-110221.aspxView Article
10 Tampa Bay10/6/2021The science, outreach, and impact of sea level risehttps://www.wtsp.com/article/tech/science/environment/science-sea-level-rise/67-f9847942-849f-41eb-a26a-b7823e89100dView Article
ABC Action News9/20/2021Red tide and algae blooms: Florida waters in crisishttps://www.abcactionnews.com/news/full-circle/red-tide-and-algae-blooms-florida-waters-in-crisisView Article
WTSP 108/25/2021Another Piney Point wastewater release is on the table, DEP sayshttps://www.wtsp.com/article/news/special-reports/wastewater-emergency/another-piney-point-wastewater-release-possible/67-b0ee8557-fb7c-4564-8e0f-3a0798533e36View Article
AXIOS Tampa Bay8/24/2021How Tampa is using data to better understand its trashhttps://www.axios.com/local/tampa-bay/2021/08/25/tampa-bay-trash-data-collectionView Article
Tampa Bay Times8/16/2021Florida fears rain, hurricanes could cause Piney Point pollution to overflowhttps://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/2021/08/16/florida-fears-rain-hurricanes-could-cause-piney-point-pollution-to-overflow/View Article
France248/10/2021Why tonnes of dead fish are washing up on Florida beacheshttps://observers.france24.com/en/americas/20210810-usa-florida-red-tide-tonnes-of-dead-fish-beachesView Article
The Counter7/29/2021Months after the Piney Point wastewater disaster, a massive red tide has killed 1,600-plus tons of marine life—a huge blow to the local fishing communityhttps://thecounter.org/piney-point-wastewater-disaster-red-tide-dead-florida-marine-life-fishermen-shrimpers/View Article
CNN7/28/2021600 tons of marine life have washed up on Florida's shoreshttps://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/07/30/tampa-bay-florida-red-tide-marine-life-valencia-dnt-lead-vpx.cnnView Article
WMNF Mid Point7/28/2021Red Tide, Piney Point & Nutrient Pollution with Charlie Justicehttps://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_210728_100600_12newsW1_423.MP3View Article
WTSP 107/27/2021Red tide levels in Tampa Bay at their worst in decadeshttps://www.wtsp.com/video/news/red-tide/red-tide-levels-in-tampa-bay-at-their-worst-in-decades/67-935b95c1-5850-4173-b005-e9c94b1300b3View Article
WTSP 107/26/2021No, there isn’t 'scientific consensus' on red tide impact from Piney Pointhttps://www.wtsp.com/article/news/verify/red-tide-impact-piney-point/67-c9e46691-2c90-427a-addc-b8734f781a7cView Article
FOX137/24/2021Red tide prediction map shows worsening conditions on Pinellas County beacheshttps://www.fox13news.com/news/red-tide-prediction-map-shows-worsening-conditions-on-pinellas-county-beachesView Article
Bradenton Herald7/23/2021Red tide is expected to intensify, and scientists point the finger at Piney Pointhttps://www.bradenton.com/news/local/article252972418.htmlView Article
Tampa Bay Times7/23/2021Red Tide’s return raises fears about the health of Tampa Bayhttps://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/2021/07/23/red-tides-return-raises-fears-about-the-health-of-tampa-bay/View Article
Sarasota Herald Tribune7/23/2021Estuary programs blame Piney Point for worsening red tide conditionshttps://www.heraldtribune.com/story/news/local/manatee/2021/07/23/local-estuary-programs-desantis-disagree-piney-point-and-red-tide/8067420002/View Article
Channel 107/20/2021Can fertilizer bans help ease Tampa Bay's red tide woes?https://www.wtsp.com/article/news/red-tide/fertilizer-ban-tampa-bays-red-tide/67-23a3e8f9-76c7-4fab-bad9-a0084f16c476View Article
Tampa Bay Breakfast Club7/15/2021What's up with this Red Tide?https://fb.watch/6L-1HyDQH4/View Article
ABC Action News7/14/2021Red tide, fish kills persist in Tampa Bay areahttps://www.abcactionnews.com/news/red-tide/red-tide-fish-kills-persist-in-tampa-bay-areaView Article
Brockovich Report7/14/2021Call It A Crisis: An Update On Piney Point & Tampa Bayhttps://www.thebrockovichreport.com/p/call-it-a-crisis-an-update-on-pineyView Article
NPR7/13/2021At Least 600 Tons Of Dead Fish Have Washed Up Along Tampa Bay's Shorehttps://www.npr.org/2021/07/13/1015312707/a-summer-red-tide-has-left-hundreds-of-tons-of-dead-fish-along-tampa-bays-shoreView Article
Tampa Bay Times7/13/2021No Red Tide relief in sight as dead fish overwhelm St. Petersburghttps://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/2021/07/13/no-red-tide-relief-in-sight-as-dead-fish-overwhelm-st-petersburgView Article
FOX13 News7/9/2021Mounds of dead fish close beaches, prompt around-the-clock cleanup in Pinellas, Hillsborough countieshttps://www.fox13news.com/news/mounds-of-dead-fish-close-beaches-prompt-around-the-clock-cleanup-in-pinellas-hillsborough-countiesView Article
ABC National News7/8/2021‘It’s Not Too Late’ with Ginger Zee: Rising sea levelshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsPmo1w5tVgView Article
ABC Action News7/8/2021Red tide, dead fish persist in Tampa Bay regionhttps://www.abcactionnews.com/news/local-news/red-tide-dead-fish-persist-in-tampa-bay-regionView Article
WFTS7/7/2021Local experts: Elsa may or may not impact red tidehttps://www.abcactionnews.com/news/local-news/local-experts-elsa-may-or-may-not-impact-red-tideView Article
Bay News 97/7/2021Elsa adds 9 million gallons of stormwater to Piney Point poolshttps://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/news/2021/07/07/piney-point-phosphate-facility-gains-9-million-gallons-of-storm-water-from-elsaView Article
ABC Action News6/30/2021Concerns raised over red tide, dead fish in Tampa Bayhttps://www.abcactionnews.com/news/local-news/concerns-raised-over-red-tide-dead-fish-in-tampa-bay?fbclid=IwAR0XSTgbjyAglTA9gNqs0ZcFiXKNXm9zAuk1dwINqf1PQVMh9JzbBL0F6UYView Article
Tampa Bay Times6/25/2021Hillsborough issues Red Tide health alert; Pinellas says beaches are clearhttps://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/2021/06/25/hillsborough-issues-red-tide-health-alert-pinellas-says-beaches-are-clear/View Article
FOX 13 News6/19/2021Red tide lingers off Pinellas coast, shows up in new spots in Tampa Bayhttps://www.fox13news.com/news/red-tide-lingers-off-pinellas-coast-shows-up-in-new-spots-in-tampa-bayView Article
Bradenton Herald6/18/2021‘The bay is not in great shape.’ After Piney Point, water advocates push for pollution cutshttps://www.bradenton.com/news/local/article252175313.htmlView Article
Florida This Week6/18/2021Florida This Weekhttps://video.wedu.org/video/friday-june-18-2021-tbba0k/View Article
Bay Soundings6/15/2021A new way to look at litterhttp://baysoundings.com/a-new-way-to-look-at-litter/?fbclid=IwAR13WZwCs1bfujBYFGVZ4OSmF6nv0fgSaYYKXPSpz-yA0vQaaoPH-f3w0ocView Article
Tampa Bay Times6/14/2021Could Tampa Bay’s Red Tide be connected to Piney Point disaster?https://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/2021/06/13/could-tampa-bays-red-tide-be-connected-to-piney-point-disaster/View Article
Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper6/14/2021Piney Point-algae link exploredhttps://www.amisun.com/2021/06/14/piney-point-algae-link-explored/View Article
ABC (Tampa)6/11/2021Red tide hitting local beacheshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBjQsPsDjFEView Article
FOX13 News6/10/2021Florida red tide blooms concern beach business ownershttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQwdTq9KqSAView Article
Sarasota Herald-Tribune6/6/2021Red tide, fish kill reported in Tampa Bay waters near Piney Pointhttps://www.heraldtribune.com/story/news/local/manatee/2021/06/06/manatee-county-red-tide-fish-kill-reported-tampa-bay-waters/7542709002/View Article
Tampa Bay Times6/3/2021Hillsborough health officials send Red Tide warning for Tampa Bayhttps://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/2021/06/03/hillsborough-health-officials-send-red-tide-warning-for-tampa-bay/View Article
ABC Action News6/3/2021Officials: Red tide detected in parts of lower, middle Tampa Bayhttps://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-hillsborough/officials-red-tide-detected-in-parts-of-lower-middle-tampa-bayView Article
Florida Specifier6/1/2021Florida Specifierhttps://www.enviro-net.com/full-access/View Article
Herald-Tribune5/24/2021Initial pulse' of nutrient-rich water from Piney Point has dissipated, USF research showshttps://www.heraldtribune.com/story/news/environment/2021/05/24/piney-point-florida-leak-pulse-nutrient-rich-water-dissipated/5239475001/View Article
Sarasota-Herald Tribune5/23/2021Sarasota Bay losing vital seagrass, research showshttps://www.heraldtribune.com/story/news/environment/2021/05/23/sarasota-bay-lost-18-its-seagrass-research-shows/5028855001/View Article
ABC Action News5/19/2021It's catastrophic': Why more than 700 dead manatees are just the tip of the iceberghttps://www.abcactionnews.com/news/full-circle/its-catastrophic-why-more-than-700-dead-manatees-are-just-the-tip-of-the-icebergView Article
Gulfport Gabber5/18/2021Clam Bayou’s New ‘Litter Gitter’https://thegabber.com/clam-bayous-new-litter-gitter/View Article
WUSF5/17/2021Seagrass In Tampa Bay Declined 13 Percent In Recent Yearshttps://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/environment/2021-05-17/seagrass-in-tampa-bay-declined-13-percent-in-recent-years?fbclid=IwAR0kFIWuwl7I45na9AOysqaBW_2o4jSpep8Lz4TzKyDlQa4ZjTMPxvQptMgView Article
Fox 13 Tampa Bay5/12/2021Tampa Bay lost 13 percent of its seagrass in two years, study showshttps://www.fox13news.com/news/environmentalists-concerned-about-13-seagrass-decline-in-tampa-bayView Article
Fox 13 Tampa Bay5/4/2021How the Litter Gitter removes trash from waterwayshttps://www.fox13news.com/video/929124View Article
Tampa Bay Times4/30/2021Tampa Bay lost 13 percent of its seagrass in two years, study showshttps://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/2021/04/30/tampa-bay-lost-13-percent-of-its-seagrass-in-two-years-study-shows/View Article
News Channel 83/22/2021Man accused of dumping scooters into Tampa Bayhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRiK7hl1eBAView Article
FOX 132/18/2021Report: Sea level rise to have worst impacts along Gulf of Mexico, East Coasthttps://www.fox13news.com/news/report-sea-level-rise-to-have-worst-impacts-along-gulf-of-mexico-east-coastView Article
WUSF6/11/2021Tampa Bay Algae Blooms Could Be Fed By Piney Point Wastewaterhttps://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/environment/2021-06-11/tampa-bay-algae-blooms-could-be-fed-by-piney-point-wastewaterView Article