Stop the Pollution of the Everglades with methyl-Mercury

The fish swimming in our Everglades are poisoned with toxic mercury. The only way to fix this is to regulate runoff from the Everglades Agricultural Area.

According to a Miami Herald report, "Bottlenose dolphins swimming off the Florida Everglades, beloved for zipping alongside lonely boaters in the remote bays and rivers chiseled out of the vast marshes, have the highest levels of mercury ever documented in the mammals, researchers have found.” The highest levels of mercury ever documented in mammals. The recent news fails to point at the one source of mercury we know to exist, also in the highest recordings in the world: Everglades canals supplied by run-off water from sugar fields in the Everglades Agricultural Area. Each year, hundreds of thousands of pounds of sulfur is added by Big Sugar to depleted soils in order to promote higher crop yields. The sulfur promotes bioaccumulation and the formation of the deadly, toxic form of mercury in the Everglades. Why hasn’t the state set limits on sulfur used by Big Sugar? Why won’t the state invest in science to find out if the Everglades Agricultural Area is contributing to the massive recordings of mercury in dolphin and other mammals that use the Everglades?

 

The cycle of methyl-mercury generation (credit USGS)

Who's signing

Miami Everglades Connection
Carol Farber
Lacey Lingelbach
yo mama so fat she tried getting down the stairs and fell over
doofus crappy person
Sandra Remilien
Courtney Phillips
Karla Garcia
Danya Groff
Jonathan Skipp
Lea Leonard
Jim Loveland
Martha Singleton
Robyn Harper
Denise Luna
Karuna Eberl
Ryan Imhof
Alain Dezii
Irene Misconi
Emily Bourie
Emma Godwin
John Hayth
Katherine Bowden
jolett reyes
James Keys
Vanessa Tabor
Ulysses Dorazio
Jose Rueda
Mark Hofmeister
43 signatures

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  • Miami Everglades Connection
    signed 2019-06-11 10:55:56 -0400
    We need to preserve the Everglades for the future generations!
  • Carol Farber
    signed 2019-05-25 15:09:34 -0400
  • Lacey Lingelbach
    @laceeeyanne tweeted link to this page. 2019-04-17 22:45:12 -0400
  • Lacey Lingelbach
    signed 2019-04-17 22:40:59 -0400
  • yo mama so fat she tried getting down the stairs and fell over
    signed 2019-04-17 11:45:40 -0400
    spell drown backwards and you are… an N word!
  • doofus crappy person
    signed 2019-04-16 11:33:57 -0400
    we need this to happen. people have been destroying the cute alligators territory. they help keep the everglades in shape. the mercury is also destroying habitats.
  • Sandra Remilien
    signed 2019-03-25 17:48:47 -0400
  • Courtney Phillips
    signed 2019-03-08 09:23:07 -0500
  • Karla Garcia
    signed 2019-02-25 12:05:59 -0500
    Karla Garcia
  • Danya Groff
    signed 2019-01-29 12:34:09 -0500
  • Jonathan Skipp
    signed 2018-12-28 10:51:23 -0500
    Jonathan Skipp
  • Lea Leonard
    signed 2018-09-25 11:23:06 -0400
  • Jim Loveland
    signed 2018-09-24 15:47:15 -0400
  • Martha Singleton
    signed 2018-09-06 15:10:29 -0400
  • Robyn Harper
    signed 2018-08-30 12:40:56 -0400
    Robyn Harper
  • Denise Luna
    signed 2018-08-16 12:26:25 -0400
    Please help us save our water friends
  • Karuna Eberl
    signed 2018-08-13 16:56:13 -0400
  • Ryan Imhof
    signed 2018-07-28 16:51:35 -0400
  • Alain Dezii
    signed 2018-05-28 01:52:53 -0400
    Alain Dezii
  • Irene Misconi
    signed 2018-04-22 08:46:53 -0400
  • Emily Bourie
    signed 2018-04-10 11:53:43 -0400
  • Emma Godwin
    signed 2018-02-22 11:15:27 -0500
    I personally think that it’s really amazing for all of you to be doing this SAVE THE ANIMALS!!!:))
  • John Hayth
    signed 2018-02-19 13:53:12 -0500
  • Katherine Bowden
    signed 2018-02-02 12:49:42 -0500
    We need to save as much green land as possible in our country to keep ourselves and the environment.
  • jolett reyes
    signed 2018-01-25 16:05:10 -0500
  • James Keys
    signed 2017-12-27 09:37:59 -0500
  • Vanessa Tabor
    signed 2017-12-16 22:09:20 -0500
    Vanessa Tabor
  • Ulysses Dorazio
    signed 2017-10-19 18:46:45 -0400
  • Jose Rueda
    signed 2017-09-17 22:18:16 -0400
    Save the Everglades!
  • Mark Hofmeister
    signed 2017-06-17 11:52:40 -0400