News & Public Affairs

search:

Southwest Florida drilling plan faces new bump in the road listen

06/24/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Tags: drilling, Oil, compressed natural gas, environment, Fracking, Everglades, Mike Schwartz, South Florida Wildlands Association

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is requiring a drilling company to answer questions during a series of public meetings in Southwest Florida. The head of South Florida Wildlands Association, Matt Schwartz, weighs in on a drilling proposal near the Everglades in Collier County.

"One question I've asked from the beginning that never got answered is to show us an actual map of the lease area and lay that map over the public lands in the area. What I've seen is just kind of ...

Be the first to comment

Proposed oil drilling project near Everglades gets green light listen

06/06/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Tags: Golden Gate Estates, oil drilling, Matthew Schwartz, environment, Energy, fossil fuels, Everglades

Plans to drill for oil near the Everglades are moving forward. In a decision handed down Tuesday, a judge granted a permit to the Dan A. Hughes Company.

WMNF News spoke with Matthew Schwartz, president of the South Florida Wildlands Association and one of three complainants who sued to block the permit application based on environmental concerns.

The other complainants on the lawsuit were a Collier County resident who would be affected by the proposed oil well and the activist organiz...

Be the first to comment

Pat Kemp talks with Chris Costello of Sierra Club listen

11/19/13 Pat Kemp
Last Call Tuesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Tags: water, Chris Costello, Sierra Club, manatees, pollution, Everglades

Pat Kemp talks with Chris Costello of Sierra Club about the growing toxic blooms and pollution in waters across the state including the death of more than 700 manatees this year.

Be the first to comment

Is Miami Doomed?

06/28/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_4727

Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll talk with author Jeff Goodell who has written a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about the effect of global warming on Miami. It’s called “Goodbye Miami”.

The piece begins with these words” By Century’s end, rising sea levels will turn the nation’s urban fantasyland into an American Atlantis.”

Jeff Good...

Be the first to comment

Carlton Ward Jr. Recounts the Story of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition; and What's the Lesson of the Tenth Anniversary of the Iraq Invasion?

03/21/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_4346

Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Later we'll talk about the tenth anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq.

But first- after paddling, riding and walking 1,000 miles in 100 days last year as part of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition team, a member of the team conservation photographer Carlton Ward Jr. will give a talk tonight at 6:30PM the Florida History Center in downtown Tampa. It's part of the Tampa Bay History Center's Florida Conversations Lecture Series.

Be the first to comment

Explorers from Florida Wildlife Corridor Expediton Discuss Their Journey

04/27/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Earlier this week a group of modern day explorers finished a 3 month, 1000 mile journey through Florida wilderness- from the Everglades to the Georgia border. The expedition was designed to increase public awareness and generate support for the Florida Wildlife Corridor project

The leaders of the expedition join us now--Bear biologist Joe Guthrie and photojournalist Carlton Ward Jr.

http://www.floridawildlifecorridor.org/

Be the first to comment

Why a bird advocacy group opposes a wind farm in the Everglades Agricultural Area

03/28/12 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_3283

The Palm Beach County Commission recently approved the Sugarland Wind construction plan. But despite the benefits of a renewable energy project, it’s being opposed by some environmentalists. They say Florida doesn’t have enough wind and it’s in the Atlantic Flyway for migratory birds. In a letter, the Clearwater Audubon Society says “Siting a wind farm in the [Everglades Agricultural Area] is flat out irresponsible.”

Joining us...

Be the first to comment

Should U.S. reinstate funding for UNESCO? Listeners weigh in listen

11/02/11 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_2875

UNESCO, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization. The United States is no longer helping to fund UNESCO after the organization admitted Palestine as a member.

Many people have visited a UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Galapagos Islands, Everglades National Park, Pueblo de Taos in New Mexico, City of Bath in England, or Venice.

We asked listeners about their experiences and whether they think the US should have cut off its funding to UNESCO.

We played ...

Be the first to comment

Gov. Scott axes water management district funding listen

06/22/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Governor Rick Scott has signed a bill intended to cut taxes paid to the state's water management districts. He hailed the measure as one that holds the districts accountable and cuts taxes in hopes of fueling job growth. In the process, though, job losses among those working for the five water districts are inevitable. Scott said "most people believe government is larger than it should be" and that job creation will happen in the private sector. The law will cut an estimated $210 million i...

Be the first to comment

Rock Mining: An economic asset, or environmental hazard? listen

01/26/10 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Florida’s economy is known for its housing market, which takes tons of concrete to maintain. Roads that span the state also require limestone for construction, but environmentalists say there’s a high cost of mining the rocks for housing and highway projects.

Swamp lands in South Florida are cheap. They aren’t ideal for commercial development, and no one can build a house on wetlands. The wetlands also provide a pristine aquatic resource, but limestone reserves held deep beneath the...

3 comments

Healthy State Local Journalism Center