Captain Paul Watson of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in St. Pete, Florida by Sean Kinane

Sea Shepherd founder: “no whales will be killed in international waters” this year

According to its website, the “Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization.” They rely on direct-action tactics to stop illegal activities and are often involved in a confrontation with other ships when trying to stop, for example, illegal whaling. Their founder, Captain Paul Watson, was in the Tampa Bay area… Read more »

Hillsborough HIKING SPREE starts this weekend; The Time’s Festival of Reading this Saturday; And new allegations of Saudi Government involvement in 9/11

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Or follow this link and select 11/05/19 from the drop down menu: Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up—now that the weather is getting sunnier and cooler we’ll have some suggestions for getting outdoors and exploring Hillsborough County. We’ll also… Read more »

whale stranding photo Redington Beach Florida July 2019

Why do pilot whales strand? We ask experts

On Monday, five pilot whales became stranded in shallow water off Redington Beach in Pinellas County. After a day-long rescue effort, three of the whales were released back into deeper water and two were taken to a nearby rehabilitation facility. In an email on Tuesday, a spokesperson for the Clearwater Marine Aquarium told WMNF that… Read more »

A Discussion About Florida’s Springs And What Is Being Done To Protect Them

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Select 07/26/19 from the drop down menu Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: This summer we may see a record number of heat index days reaching over 100 degrees. While environmentalists continue to push Tallahassee and Washington to do something about global warming- progress has been slow. One of… Read more »

Environmental group names multi-billion dollar firm Cargill as the ‘Worst Company in the World’

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Select 07/16/19 from the drop down menu Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: Good morning- welcome to radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up- a new study looks at what might be the worst corporations in the world. It’s a corporation that once had strong ties to the Tampa Bay… Read more »

“The Wonders of Nature” on Morning Energy

Earthquakes, Hurricanes, and Tsunamis are some of the world’s most powerful and dangerous natural disasters. And although we often focus on the destruction that often accompanies these natural disasters, there are many ways that they have proven to be beneficial to our environment. It has been said that natural disasters are mother nature’s way of… Read more »

Scientist Says Low Tech Solution Would Help Solve Climate Crisis: Plant A Trillion Trees

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Select 07/10/19 from the drop down menu Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. A scientist in Switzerland says there may be a low-tech solution to solving the world’s CO2 problem- which is causing the climate crisis—we’ll talk with him in a moment… But first-… Read more »

TECO CO2 emissions / climate change

Sierra Club says TECO plant conversion to gas would be “generational betrayal”

Next month the Florida Cabinet will consider granting approval to Tampa Electric Company to convert part of its Apollo Beach electric plant from coal to methane gas. But groups like the Sierra Club, Extinction Rebellion Tampa Bay and Organize Florida oppose converting to gas and think TECO should convert to solar energy generation instead. They’re… Read more »

Hurricane Preparedness in Florida and Child Care: Who Should Have Control, Parents Or The State?

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Choose 06/04/19 in the drop down menu Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up—We’ll get prepared for the hurricane season that just got underway on Saturday. And later—in the battle over the proper medical treatment for children—who should have more… Read more »

Longtime Supporter of Green New Deal Coming to Tampa This Sunday

Radioactivity With Rob Lorei 05/29/19 Listen Here (Select Wednesday, May 29th in the drop down menu): https://www.wmnf.org/events/radioactivity/ Intro: Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity— Republican Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell yesterday said that if a Supreme Court opening occurs next year—he will hold a vote in the Senate to confirm whomever President Trump nominates. That’s in… Read more »

Radioactivity guest says hurricane recovery would be better in Puerto Rico if it were a state and had voting representation in Congress

Listen Here (Select Tuesday, May 28th in the dropdown menu): Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. Later in the program we’ll talk about the latest on efforts to privatize some Florida beaches. But first- We’ll discuss Puerto Rico’s recovery from the hurricane. WASHINGTON (AP) — A House GOP conservative blocked… Read more »

Insects – Good and Bad on the Sustainable Living Program

On Monday’s Sustainable Living Program we had two guests talking about insects; good and bad. Paul Zamoda, a local plant and insect expert; and Daniel Dye, Gainesville area insect expert joined us. Daniel is also an expert on spiders and snakes and has written books about these subjects. Paul has expertise in various other gardening… Read more »

Compost Versus Waste on the Sustainable Living Program

On Monday’s Sustainable Living Program we had two guests talking about compost versus waste. Joining us was Joseph Jenkins, author of the Humanure Handbook, that was first published in 1994 and today the 4th edition of the bestseller is being released. Joe has traveled the world teaching others to make gardens instead of sewage. Also,… Read more »

Hands Across the Sand opposition to drilling and fracking

Environmentalist gives Florida governor an “F” on conservation lands promise

During his campaign for governor and after he was elected, Ron DeSantis promised Floridians he would be a champion for conservation lands. His website says he “will work with Florida’s legislative leadership to ensure proper funding is put toward conservation and preservation.” But a conservation advocate grades the governor as low as an “F” on… Read more »

Home Energy Conservation on the Sustainable Living Program

On Monday’s Sustainable Living Program we started out talking with the marketing staff for a net zero energy Smart Home community in Manatee County. They only have one model home open, which has solar power and is LEED Platinum Certified. The community plan includes common areas and an electric ferry; but apparently is going to… Read more »

Hands Across the Sand opposition to drilling and fracking

Environmentalists fear confirmation of Interior Secretary could lead to oil drilling near Florida

UPDATE: Thursday April 11, 2019:  The U.S. Senate confirmed former oil and gas lobbyist David Bernhardt as the secretary of the Interior Department. Environmentalists are concerned that oil and gas drilling off Florida could become a reality if a new Interior Department Secretary is confirmed by the Senate as soon as this week. The moratorium… Read more »

Robert Hunziker. Anissa Gray. Clive Thompson. on Life Elsewhere

Frequent contributor to Life Elsewhere, Robert Hunziker says global warming is a fact of life that haunts society with consequences that hit hard, exponentially, but where nobody lives. It is happening hyper fast, and it’s downright scary as major ecosystems of the planet turn upside down in nasty fashion. He goes on to say that… Read more »

What is the Green New Deal?

The Green New Deal is the Progressive Green Dream. What exactly does it address? The Green New Deal, spurred on by last October’s Special Report on Global Warming, has three goals, as outlined by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey: (1) to create millions of good, high-wage jobs in the United States; (2) to provide… Read more »

Scales of Justice Law

Earthjustice attorney talks about “Two Years of Overruling Trump” in court

The nonprofit group EarthJustice has put out a report on its more than 100 lawsuits against the Trump administration. It’s called “Two Years of Overrulling Trump” and outlines efforts for EarthJustice to push back against weakening environmental regulations. On WMNF’s MidPoint Monday, host Seán Kinane interviewed David Baron, managing attorney with EarthJustice’s Washington, D.C. office. Listen… Read more »