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Florida scientists say Governor Scott should engage more on climate solutions listen

08/21/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: climate change, Rick Scott, FSU, Eckerd College, Seán Kinane, WMNF News

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This week scientists from around Florida met with Governor Rick Scott to warn him about the dangers the state is facing because of climate change; several of those scientists told the media about what they shared with the governor during a webinar Thursday.

Florida State University oceanographer Jeff Chanton says he advised Governor Scott that Florida faces unprecedented temperatures and sea levels because of skyrocketing carbon di...

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Three Florida springs could be getting additional protections listen

08/18/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: SWFWMD, springs, Crystal River, Rainbow River, Weeki Wachee, Gulf of Mexico, environment, rivers, water, Seán Kinane, WMNF News

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Three of the largest freshwater springs systems in our region could be getting more protection; the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is adding the Weeki Wachee, Chassahowitzka and Homosassa Rivers to a priority list.

The other two first-magnitude spring systems already on the SWIM program priority list are the Rainbow River and Crystal River / Kings Bay.

WMNF News' Seán Kinane interviewed Veronica Craw, springs manager with the Southwest Florida Water Management District ...

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