Paving Paradise: Vanishing wetlands03/03/09 Robert Lorei
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WELCOME TO RADIOACTIVITY. Iâ€™M ROB LOREI. Coming up today, weâ€™ll hear from two local authors who have written a new book about Floridaâ€™s vanishing wetlands. And later weâ€™ll hear from anti-genocide activist John Prendergast.
When European settlers first came to Florida- up to three quarters of Floridaâ€™s 35 million acres were under water at least part of the year. Whatâ€™s happened to those wetlands is the subject of a new book called Paving Paradise: Florida's Vanishing Wetlands and the Failure of No Net Loss.
Our guests are the authors Craig Pittman and Mathew Waite who are staff writers for the St. Petersburg Times.