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WFLA Chief Meteorologist Jeff Beranelli

WFLA’s Jeff Beradelli is one TV weatherman who doesn’t shy away from climate change

With the start of Hurricane season just 10 days away, WMNF WaveMakers with Janet & Tom on Tuesday (5/21) discussed the forecast and the impact climate change is having on severe weather with Jeff Beradelli,...

Florida Emancipation Day: backward motion

The Emancipation Proclamation was officially read in Florida on this day in 1865. Progress is always under threat from the extreme right wing. Florida schools are resegregating, policies against voting rights, efforts to combat global...

Organized Elements in Gulf States

Host Walter L Smith II talks human, industrial activity and it’s impact on a warming planet with ever more ferocious storms. The Black Gulf States solidarity and organized strategies. Earth, Wind & Fire provide the...

Susan Glickman talks clean energy, Alan Cohn waxes on Tampa Bay’s TV news ecosystem

Susan Glickman has been involved in environmental policy-making for decades. In January she was named Vice President of Policy & Partnerships of the CLEO Institute, aka Climate Leadership Engagement Opportunities. The Miami-based nonprofit calls itself...

CDC, NOAA announce new heat tracking tool ahead of summer

Listen: This Earth day, the CDC and NOAA announced a new tool they hope will provide more information for people particularly vulnerable to heat. Health and government officials spoke at a hospital in Washington DC...

Report shows heat hits harder on vulnerable communities

Listen: Last year was the hottest year on record. A new report spotlights the effects of extreme heat on health, especially for disadvantaged communities. The report, by the nonpartisan nonprofit Trust for America’s Health, highlighted...

The Scoop: Fri., March 8, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Mosquitos adapt to climate change WMNF’s Chris Young reports that this adaption could mean changes when it comes to the spread of harmful diseases. Hurricane Ian relief funds A new investigation has found that groups...
Scientists analyze mosquitoes // Credit CDC 2023

Study sheds light on disease-carrying mosquitoes and climate change

Listen: A study from the University of Florida shows that mosquitoes can adapt to climate change, and this adaptation may have changes on the spread of harmful diseases. Matthew Thomas is the director of the...
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The Florida House passed a bill to prevent offshore wind energy and remove references to reducing greenhouse gas emissions

The House voted 81-29 to pass the bill (HB 1645), which was approved by the Senate, 28-12. It is ready to go to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

26 Essays On Walking. Vote For Our Planet.

Ways Of Walking – Edited by Ann de Forest Ways of Walking brings together 26 writers who reflect on walks they have taken and what they have discovered along the way. Some walk across forbidden...
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The Scoop: Wed. February 28, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Wasserman-Schultz calls for Ladapo to resign As a measles outbreak spreads in Florida, the state’s Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo is giving advice counter to federal vaccination guidelines. Pedestrian dies in Tampa A vehicle hit and...
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The Scoop: Tues. February 27, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Sarasota Police The Sarasota Police Department is actively investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred yesterday morning near the Ringling Museum. Measles in Polk County Measles confirmed in Polk County, first adult case in Florida this...

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