Toxic Lake: The Untold Story of Lake Okeechobee featuring Kait Parker of Weather.com

Toxic Lake: The Untold Story of Lake Okeechobee featuring Kait Parker of Weather.com

Weather.com

Over the last two decades, the environmental crisis of Florida’s Lake Okeechobee has continued to worsen and dominate local headlines. The lake is the nation’s second largest freshwater lake, but due to years of missteps, it’s been producing massive amounts of toxic algae that have closed beaches, destroyed businesses and poisoned swimmers.

The Weather Channel’s digital team, led by correspondent Kait Parker, takes a closer look at the history of Lake Okeechobee and the future implications of this toxic algae pollution in “Toxic Lake: The Untold Story of Lake Okeechobee.”

The project breaks down the many elements of a complicated issue. “Toxic Lake” is hosted by Weather Channel meteorologist Kait Parker. The article, available at Toxiclake.com, was written by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Marcus Stern.

“Toxic Lake” is the latest endeavor by The Weather Channel to explore the intersection of weather, the environment, and social justice.

Over the past three years, the Weather Channel digital team has garnered nearly 50 awards for its reporting, including an Emmy Award, the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) medal, a George Polk Award and Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) awards.

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