A judge backed the Department of Environmental Protection’s denial of a plan to drill an oil well in Florida’s Big Cypress.
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, Travel Advisory for Florida
Walter L. Smith II reports on the activities surrounding a policy trip D.C. regarding environmental degradation due to oil, soot and coal ash dust. At its statewide conference in Orlando, member organizations of the Florida NAACP voted unanimously to recommend that the national NAACP board issue a nationwide travel advisory against moving or visiting the… Read more »
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Belief & Climate Change
Why are so many humans religious? Why do we daydream, imagine, and hope? Philosophers, theologians, social scientists, and historians have offered explanations for centuries, but their accounts often ignore or even avoid human evolution. Evolutionary scientists answer with proposals for why ritual, religion, and faith make sense as adaptations to past challenges or as by-products… Read more »
Tampa Bay area leaders commit to fix housing and flooding problems at forum
The Hillsborough Organization for Progress and Equality, or HOPE is composed of 25 interfaith and interracial member congregations. They sought to get commitments from local public officials to attain criminal justice reform, housing and mental health services, and environmental justice. At an event Monday night at Bible-Based Fellowship Church, County Commissioner Harry Cohen was asked… Read more »
Housing, The Planet and Jobs
Lynn Hurtak visits from the Tampa City Council to talk about various affordable housing scenarios including co-op housing. Walter talks about upcoming trip to D.C. as we discuss soil and waterway contamination with a nod to scientist who have warned humanity is in the 6th extinction event. Callers and e-mailers talked about jobs with dignity… Read more »
Bacteria found in Lido Casino Beach
A part of Sarasota’s Lido Beach is under a no-swim advisory. High bacteria levels were shown in water samples taken from a Sarasota Beach.
Tampa Bay beachgoers shouldn’t fear “giant blob of seaweed”
An extremely large mass of algae is set to wash up on Florida’s beaches in coming months. Luckily, its effect on Tampa Bay will be minimal.
Sierra Club’s Walter Smith on environmental justice and going beyond coal
Walter L. Smith is making waves battling environmental injustice. He talks about that work and meeting the late great Nelson Mandela.
Center for Biological Diversity calls for accountability over Florida’s red tide
As red tide kills marine life, the Center for Biological Diversity is calling on government officials to be held accountable.
Here’s what Dunedin’s newest park – Gladys E Douglas Preserve – looks like
Photos and video of rosemary bald and reindeer moss from the new Gladys E. Douglas Preserve that opened last month in Dunedin, Florida.
Researchers work to protect a popular Florida river before the spring break season
Spring break season is approaching. That’s a time when Florida’s fragile rivers can get damaged from overuse. Local and state partners want to minimize environmental damage to a popular Hernando County destination. The Weeki Wachee River in Hernando County has been a popular vacation spot since the 50’s, with kayaking, boating, and the deepest freshwater… Read more »
Environmentalists object to development bills in Florida Legislature
Environmental groups are raising concerns that legislative proposals would damage land-use planning and run counter to conservation efforts.
Pinellas County community unites to save a historic preserve from destruction
One Pinellas County community banded together to save a historic preserve from destruction by a private developer. Activists and community leaders came together in Dunedin to fight for its preservation. Gladys E Douglas Preserve spans 43 acres and is currently the largest undeveloped sandy ecosystem remaining in north Pinellas County. It’s a rare glimpse into… Read more »
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MidPoint with Florida House Minority Leader Fentrice Driskell
Rep, Driskell joined us to discuss the parade of horrible legislation that the Florida Republican-controlled legislature is planning now that they have a super-majority. Brian Connolly, Vice President of the USF Faculty Senate also joins us to discuss House Bill 999 and the death of academic freedom in Florida.
Red tide reported off Pinellas, Manatee & Sarasota Counties outside of typical season
Red Tide is currently back in several Tampa Bay area coastal counties. But it’s outside of the typical season.
What’s new with efforts to conserve the USF Forest Preserve?
Find out the latest about efforts to conserve the USF Forest Preserve. WMNF speaks with Ph.D. candidate Christian Brown.
Florida closes a deal to protect Peace River valley land in DeSoto and Hardee Counties
Florida has closed on a $37.8 million deal to keep more than 16,000 acres of ranch land in Southwest Florida from future development.
The Optimism Of Jared Yates Sexton. UFOs Or UAPs? New Music To Indulge In
Jared Yates Sexton – The Midnight Kingdom – A History Of Power, Paranoia, And The Coming Crisis “I realize people think of me as a doom-sayer” announces Jared Yates Sexton at the beginning of our conversation, Then, he admits, “After writing this book, I’m optimistic!” That’s quite a statement from a writer who is known… Read more »
Sustainable Living: Dr. Amanda Pike transforming Florida landscapes into edible food forests
Our guest on Monday was Dr. Amanda Pike. She is a board-certified therapist, and certified educational leader.
Duke Energy is giving away 1,200 trees
Duke Energy will celebrate Arbor Day by giving away 1,200 free trees to Florida customers starting April 28th.