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Greenpeace to put coal in Duke's stockings at St. Pete rally listen

12/09/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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State Representative Dwight Dudley filed legislation Tuesday to keep utility companies from charging higher rates when billing cycles are longer. In a press release, the Democrat from St. Petersburg said Republican State Senator Charlie Dean will file a companion bill soon. It comes in response to Duke Energy Florida adjusting the timing of meter reading that added several days to customers’ bill earlier this year resulting in overcharges.

Meanwhile, two local state lawmakers filed bills t...

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In Pinellas 200 alternative energy advocates hold hands to oppose offshore drilling listen

05/20/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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On Saturday 200 Tampa Bay residents protested against oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

They lined up along the shore of Treasure Island in Pinellas County, held hands and chanted "Hey ho, hey ho, fossil fuels have got to go."

For more than three years, Hands Across the Sand has been a way for people to show their support for alternatives to oil drilling.

Members of community groups and environmental organizations parti...

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Greenpeace holds direct action training camp in Manatee County listen

02/28/12 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The environmental activist organization Greenpeace is in the Tampa Bay area this week holding a direct action training camp for young activists interested in using non-violent civil disobedience to call attention to environmental problems.

Over 70 activists from around the country are in the woods of rural Manatee County this week to learn how to more effectively commit non-violent direct action. That's actions that are meant to raise awareness and effectively achieve political, economic, ...

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Greenpeace ship brings message opposing dirty coal to St. Pete listen

02/27/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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A brand new ship built for Greenpeace with sustainability in mind stopped off in St. Petersburg this weekend. The crew of the Rainbow Warrior III is on their maiden voyage to Rio de Janeiro to combat environmental crimes like illegal timber harvesting in the Amazon. But during their stay at the Port of St. Petersburg, Greenpeace spokesperson David Pomerantz welco...

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Civil Society throws lifeline to climate negotiators at COP 16 in Cancun listen

12/10/10 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Today is the last day of negotiations at the United Nations Climate Change Summit in Cancun, Mexico. WMNF’s Kelly Benjamin reports that Civil Society activist organizations are hoping to throw a lifeline to negotiators so they can pass a deal…

At the beach in Cancun this morning, members of Greenpeace and TCKTCKTCK, an alliance of environmental organizations working toward an ambitious and binding climate change agreement, used a giant inflatable life preserver to throw a lifeline to d...

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Greenpeace Launches Expedition to Study Impacts of Gulf Oil Spill listen

08/11/10 Allie Wilkinson
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The environmental organization Greenpeace wants to uncover the true extent of the oil disaster in the Gulf. They’re launching a three-month research expedition from St. Petersburg.

Greenpeace and several academic institutions are setting course to sample the waters and marine life of the Gulf aboard their “Arctic Sunrise” research vessel. They think there’s no truth to the recent news that most oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster has been eliminated. Dan Howells is the Greenpea...

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IWC Compromise Would Allow Commercial Whaling listen

03/02/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The International Whaling Commission is meeting in St. Pete Beach this week to discuss a possible lift of its 1986 ban on commercial whaling. Three of the delegation’s eighty-eight member nations continue to take whales using what some call loopholes in IWC policy. The proposed move has drawn fire from conservationists, and sparked a beach front protest.

Today the IWC began discussions on a compromise that would bring Japan, Iceland, and Norway into compliance by allowing them to whale, ...

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EPA proposes new greenhouse gas regulations listen

12/28/09 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a rule change in the Clean Air Act, such that only the biggest polluters will be subject to regulations for greenhouse gas emissions. Today is the last day the EPA is taking public comments about the rule; comments are open until midnight tonight.

The EPA announced earlier this month that greenhouse gas emissions are a threat to both public health and the environment. The news came right before the climate conference in Copenhage...

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Tampa joins 3000 candle light vigils for Copenhagen Climate Conference listen

12/14/09 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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With one week left in the Climate Conference in Copenhagen, religious groups across the globe are congregating with fellow secular advocates to demand a binding climate agreement from world leaders. With about 500 events in the US, local faith based organizations in Tampa also held a vigil on Friday.

Cold and windy weather didn’t deter more than a dozen climate change advocates who huddled in front of Senator Bill Nelson’s Tampa office last Friday night. Faiths ...

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Greenpeace calls on Bilirakis to support chemical plant safety listen

08/18/09 Mitch E.Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Environmental activists today called on GOP Congressman Mike Bilirakis to support Congressional legislation that would reduce the risk of chemical plants across the country, such as the Howard F. Curran Wastewater Treatment Plant in Tampa.

Matt De Vlieger is the Florida Field Organizer with Greenpeace. Speaking in front of Congressman Bilirakis’ Temple Terrace District office, He stood in front of a map of the greater Tampa area, with symbols showing the over 100 schools and hospitals...

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