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Pat Kemp talks with Chris Costello of Sierra Club listen

11/19/13 Pat Kemp
Last Call Tuesday
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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.

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Is Miami Doomed?

06/28/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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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...

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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)
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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.

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Explorers from Florida Wildlife Corridor Expediton Discuss Their Journey

04/27/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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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/

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

03/28/12 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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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.”

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

11/02/11 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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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.

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Gov. Scott axes water management district funding listen

06/22/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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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...

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

01/26/10 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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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...

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Rock Mines threaten Everglades Restoration Plans listen

01/25/10 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Limestone rock mining in Florida provides critical components for housing and highway construction. But environmentalists have some concrete concerns as rock mining impacts the Florida Aquifers and Everglades restoration.

Earlier this month Obama administration officials attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the Picayune Strand Restoration project. It will attempt to restore a natural water flow th...

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Authentic and sustainable destinations in Florida and around the world listen

11/13/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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When you travel, do you look for destinations that have a predictable and homogeneous appearance and feel, or do you gravitate toward locations with a unique environment and authentic history?

If you fall into the latter category, a newly-updated list of destinations might give you some ideas. The current edition of National Geographic Traveler rates 133 worldwide destinations, including three in Florida, for ...

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