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Water Hyacinth Taking Away Local Livelihood
Inland fisherman are facing a tough time as their livelihood is being lost to overabundance of water hyacinth.

The water hyacinth is clogging the entire water body preventing fishermen from casting out nets. The nets that they are able to set end up catching loads of weeds, not fish.

Fishermen were already finding it hard to make ends meet due to their relatively low income and the price rise of essential commodities.

 
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The Rebirth of Polluted Lake Apopka - In July 1980, Tower Chemical Company (TCC), a local pesticide manufacturer, improperly disposed of significant amounts of DDE, a known endocrine disruptor, along with other toxic chemicals. As a result, these chemicals spilled into Lake Apopka which has caused health problems in much of the lake's wildlife population, and has caused infertility and other sexual disorders in several species, including alligators.


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