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Poll: Politicians should fight global warming listen

04/04/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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A new poll released today shows broad support across all parties for federal legislation requiring cuts in global warming pollution to combat climate change.

The survey, conducted by Republican pollster Whit Ayres, found that a majority of voters of all political persuasions want Republicans to work with Democrats.

Jerry Karnas, Florida Climate Project Director with the Environmental Defense Fund, says the results show that Floridians of all stripes want leaders who want to proactively...

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Unprecedented campaign begins against global warming listen

03/31/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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In what is being called one of the most ambitious and expensive public advocacy campaigns in U.S. history, former Vice President Al Gore this week will launch a $300-million campaign designed to mobilize citizens to push for major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

The campaign will be run by Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection, which he helped create a year ago. Cathy Zoi is the CEO for the Alliance for Climate Protection. Prior to that, Zoi spent two decades in the energy a...

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Paul Ehrlich Speaks in St. Petersburg listen

03/26/08 Jamie Kidder
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Paul Ehrlich is the Bing Professor of Population Studies at Stanford University. He spoke in last night about how population growth impacts our world.

Ehrlich was at the Mahaffey Theatre in St. Petersburg last night to talk about his new book, The Dominant Animal. In it, he describes the rise of human beings to the most dominant species on the planet, and discusses what we can do to reverse the negative impact humanity has had on the planet.

According to Ehrlich, the rise to dominance...

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Mine expansion plan gets green light listen

03/11/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Hillsborough County Commissioners today approved the biggest change in mining boundaries in Hillsborough County in more than a decade.

The Mosaic Fertilizer phosphate company hopes to add more than 1,500 acres to its approximately 25 square mile mine near the four corners where Hillsborough, Polk, Hardee and Manatee counties meet.

There has been considerable opposition to the plan from residents and Tampa Bay Water, who wants the company to test for heavy metals at its new mining site....

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Sustainable Living: Grow more vegetables

03/10/08 Robert Lorei and Jon Butts
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Today's interview is with Steve Moore of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems at North Carolina State University. He discussed "bio-intensive" farming practices.

For more information, email cefs@ncsu.edu.

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Mosaic Phosphate responds to mine protesters

03/06/08 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Today we welcome David Townsend and Dee Allen of Mosaic Phosphate; they are here to respond to several neighbors who are opposed to expansion of Mosaic’s mining operation near the four corners area where Hillsborough, Polk, Hardee and Manatee counties meet. We heard from those neighbors last Thursday on this program.

The Hillsborough County Commission will discuss the expansion next Tuesday.

For more information, visit www.fipr.org.

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Earth Jurisprudence symposium in Orlando

02/29/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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A cutting-edge legal field known as Earth Jurisprudence seeks to fortify legal rights for the natural world. Today in Orlando, the Barry University School of Law hosted the country’s first symposium on the topic.

The Center for Earth Jurisprudence is a collaborative initiative of the Miami area’s Barry and St. Thomas Universities. That center, along with the Barry Law Review, sponsored the symposium, "Framing an Earth Jurisprudence for a Planet in Peril."

Sister Patricia Siemen, ex...

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Corps of Engineers halts Cypress Creek construction

02/04/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The Army Corps of Engineers today visited the work area near the Cypress Creek Town Center in Pasco County, three days after the Corps ordered the developer of the mall to stop work after a second incident involving the discharge of muddy.

Cypress Creek, which flows along the mall site’s west and south sides, is major tributary of the Hillsborough River, which provides Tampa’s drinking water.

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (Swiftmud) announced last week that the a...

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Swiftmud may fine Cypress Creek mall developers listen

02/01/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Local environmental officials now say they will sanction the developers of the Cypress Creek Town Center for a series of polluted discharges into the creek.

Robyn Hanke, a spokeswoman for the Southhwest Florida Water Management District (Swiftmud), said that Swiftmud wrote to the developer, the Richard Jacobs Group, giving them two days to submit a repair plan. The issue has also been forwarded to the legal department for a technical review to determine whether there were any permit viola...

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Anclote River Wal-Mart Back on Planning Table listen

12/26/07 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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For more than three years, environmentalists in northern Pinellas County have been fighting against construction of a Wal-Mart on the banks of the Anclote River. Next month the Board of Adjustments in Tarpon Springs will consider the issue. This morning, WMNF spoke with Andy Ennis, the Treasurer for the Concerned Citizens and Friends of the Anclote River.

There will be a public Board of Adjustments meeting on January 16th at the Tarpon Springs City Hall.

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