BP oil spill USF Gulf of Mexico

Oil from BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster spread over a larger area than previously thought: scientists

A new study led by scientists in Florida finds that oil from BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster spread over a much larger area than previously thought. The research was published yesterday in the journal Science Advances. Steve Murawski is a professor at the University of South Florida College of Marine Science in St. Petersburg and a… Read more »

WMNF News: Beach dunes

Conservation groups sue Trump administration for not protecting green sea turtle habitat

In Florida, the population numbers of several sea turtle species are improving, including green sea turtles; but conservation groups are suing the Trump administration for not doing enough to protect green sea turtle habitat. Jaclyn Lopez is Florida director with the Center for Biological Diversity, one of the groups that filed a lawsuit last week…. Read more »

Governor DeSantis Gets Low Marks on Environmental Protection

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Or follow this link and select 01/14/20 from the drop down menu: Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. As we speak the state legislature is beginning its annual two month session—with a series of speeches by elected state officials in the Capitol in Tallahassee…. Read more »

Hands Across the Sand opposition to drilling and fracking

DEP gives permit to drill in Florida Panhandle

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has given a Texas company a permit to drill six exploratory wells for oil and gas in the Panhandle; but environmental groups say that’s a bad idea. WMNF interviewed Georgia Ackerman, Riverkeeper and executive director at Apalachicola Riverkeeper. “The Florida DEP Oil and Gas Program has issued exploratory oil… Read more »

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 »

Interview with climate scientist Michael Mann ahead of his speech in St. Petersburg

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Or follow this link and select 11/15/19 from the drop down menu: Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. One of the top climate scientists in the country is speaking tonight in St. Petersburg. We’ll meet him in just a moment. First… Read more »

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 »