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Green Burials with Laura Starkey and Sarah Lasswell

Join Tanja and guest host Grace while they talk green burials with Laura Starkey and Sarah Lasswell.

The Scoop: Thurs. June 20th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Tropical Storm Alberto makes landfall today and the National Hurricane Center is monitoring a disturbance near the Bahamas.
Florida black bear

Wildlife activists say kill the bear bill, not the bears

Debate over HB 87 continues. The Sierra Club of Florida and others want Gov. DeSantis to veto the bill
manatees

The state and an environmental group are battling over whether Florida violated the Endangered Species Act when it comes to manatees

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is blamed for sewage discharges into the Indian River Lagoon that is a key for manatees.
Florida Wildlife Corridor

The Florida Cabinet will consider Florida Wildlife Corridor land conservation deals on Wednesday

The Florida Cabinet will consider proposals to spend more than $40 million to limit development on four ranches.
Algae bloom in Lake Okeechobee

Florida and South Korea sign an agreement to share research on algae blooms

Florida and South Korea’s National Institute of Environmental Research have reached an agreement aimed at trying to curb algae blooms.

The Scoop: Tues. June 4th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Burn Ban in effect in Manatee County. Hillsborough County will receive funding for electric school buses
wetlands in Florida

Feds are still weighing whether to appeal a ruling on wetlands permitting in Florida

A U.S. district judge ruled that the federal government improperly shifted permitting authority to Florida for projects that affect wetlands.

Here are some boat safety tips that are important to remember, especially in Florida

The National Safe Boating Council wants to remind boaters to brush up on their boat safety skills and prepare for boating season.
Algae bloom in Lake Okeechobee

Conservation groups urge EPA to set limits on toxic algal blooms

Listen: Five conservation organizations petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency Thursday to set limits on algae bloom toxins. The blooms threaten the health of Floridians and wildlife. Jason Totoiu is the senior attorney with the Center...
Limestone Creek Ranch, Hardee County, Florida

Florida purchases a conservation easement to preserve ranch land in Hardee County

The $2.837 million deal will preserve 470 acres at a cattle ranch on the Limestone Creek Ranch property.
Everglades wetlands

Florida seeks a fast track for its wetlands permitting case

Florida has asked a court for “expedited” consideration of a legal battle about permitting authority for projects that affect wetlands.

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