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Florida voting law challenged in court

12/11/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Today in Gainsville, a coalition of voting rights advocates went before a U.S. District Court judge to challenge a state election law that they say could disenfranchise tens of thousands of eligible voters next year.

The law prevents voters from registering if their driver's license or Social Security information does not match what is on the registration form.

Arguing in the courtroom today was Elizabeth Westfall, a senior attorney with the Advancement Project, a Washington based soci...

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Meeting tonight on marine fish farming listen

12/10/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tonight in St. Petersburg there will be a public hearing to discuss offshore marine fish farming.

The meetings has been called by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. Tentative plans are to allow open water aquaculture off the gulf – growing fish in nets or cages between 3 and 200 miles from shore.

But there are environmental concerns.

Currently, the U.S. imports around 80 percent of its seafood. Although there has been discussion by the federal government to allow fi...

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Economic costs to Florida of climate change listen

11/29/07 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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A new report by the group Environmental Defense details the effect of climate change on Florida’s economy.

The report is based on research by an economist from Tufts University. It is called Florida and Climate Change: The Costs of Inaction and compares two specific climate scenarios based on how much carbon dioxide pollution is emitted into the atmosphere during this century.

Jerry Karnas, the Florida climate project director for Environmental Defense, unveiled the report in a teleco...

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