The Scoop: Fri., September 29, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Naples Capitol breacher caught A member of the ‘Proud Boys’ extremist group, who disappeared days before his sentencing in the U.S. Capitol riot case in...
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The Scoop: Thurs., September 28, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Progress Village’s solar progress Progress Village, in Eastern Hillsborough County, is claiming the title of the first Black community in Florida to adopt a solar...
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The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

Progress Village becomes Florida’s first Black community to build solar microgrid

In Eastern Hillsborough County, Progress Village is claiming the title of the first Black community in Florida to adopt a solar microgrid. A coalition of...
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Lawmaker Jason Shoaf supports holding another bear hunt in Florida

A Florida lawmaker is calling for the state to hold a bear hunt after a county sheriff suggested it to help manage the bear population.
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The Scoop: Tues., September 26, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

FL congressional map trial A federal trial over the constitutionality of Florida’s congressional map gets underway this morning in Tallahassee. Civil rights groups and voters...
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The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

Okefenokee Swamp nominated for UNESCO World Heritage site designation

On Friday, U.S. agencies announced that they will nominate Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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PURE or “Toilet to Tap”? What’s Going in Tampa’s Drinking Water?

The Mayor calls it "PURE." The Tampa City Council calls it "Toilet To Tap." It is the plan to mix highly treated wastewater with the City's drinking water by 2032. Environmentalists and neighborhood activists strongly...

Sustainable Living: Sustainable gifts for the holidays featuring Lüfka Refillables

Today on Sustainable living, we talked with Kelly Hawaii from Lüfka Refillables, which is a zero-waste store.
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Florida wildlife officials approve manatee protections in Brevard County

Florida wildlife officials approved a seasonal no-entry zone in an area of Brevard County waters where manatees gather.

After the COP27 summit, next steps in the climate crisis

Rep. Kathy Castor shares her takeaways after attending the United Nations climate in Egypt and USF climate scientist Don Chambers talks about Florida's coastlines over the millennia.

Sustainable Living: Invasive Species

Today’s guest was Dr. Katherine Clements, an ecology and natural resource educator through UF IFAS. We discussed invasive species.

Sustainable Living: Dragonflies and damselflies

Today’s guest on Sustainable Living is Virginia Overstreet. We talked about gardening for dragonflies AND damselflies.

Author Duncan Forgey discusses his inventive debut novel, “Flyin’ Kai: A Pelican’s Tale”–and its 50-year history

Author Duncan P. Forgey speaks on “Talking Animals” about his debut novel, Flyin’ Kai: A Pelican’s Tale, an inventive yarn, starting with a pelican occupying the center of the story.

Protections sought for endangered North Atlantic right whales

Conservation groups filed an emergency petition seeking expanded boat-speed limits to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales.

Red Tide identified off Southwest Florida’s coastline

Red tide has been identified off Southwest Florida’s coastline. Researchers want to know how Hurricane Ian muddled the Gulf of Mexico.

Mallory Dimmitt on the Florida Wildlife Corridor

The Florida Wildlife Corridor is comprised of 18 million acres that's vital for the survival of panthers, bears, gopher tortoises, snakes and other wildlife. Listen to this podcast to learn how to explore it—and protect...

MidPoint: Why Are My Electric Bills So High??

Monopolistic electric utilities in Florida have been caught cheating, scamming, and funding ghost candidates in our elections to maintain their outsize influence in State politics and keep their profits soaring.

Sustainable Living: Urban Farm

This week we talked with Dr. Dave Himmelfarb. He is a professor and instructor of Environmental Studies at Eckerd College St. Pete Center.

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