Florida had a reported 671 manatee deaths from Jan. 1 through last week. Pinellas County has the most in the Tampa Bay area with 25.
State votes to protect more land for Florida Wildlife Corridor
Ward talked about the Cabinet decision to protect more of the Florida Wildlife Corridor, his work for National Geographic and his newest project, the documentary film, “The Path of the Panther,” which is now on the festival circuit and set to stream soon.
The Tragedy Of Slenderman. A Petition For Climate Protection
Environmental journalist, Robert Hunziker, a frequent contributor to Life Elsewhere shares his opinion on why temperatures across Europe are reaching record highs; why people in Seattle where home air-conditioning is unusual are suffering from extreme heat; how can Florida, already swelteringly hot half of the year, have a heat index that is the highest it… Read more »
Eckerd College professors awarded nearly $500,000 from EPA to reduce plastic consumption
Marine Science professors Gowans and Siuda at Eckerd College monitor and reduce plastic consumption with EPA grant.
There’s a total lunar eclipse Sunday. Here’s what to expect
Photos and video of the lunar eclipse and the sunrise from Pass-a-Grille Beach, St. Pete Beach, Florida on 26 May 2021.
Building naturally and living sustainably with Sigi Koko, Down to Earth Design
Sigi is the principal designer at Down to Earth Design. She founded the company in 1998 to help people achieve their dreams of living in natural and healthy homes.
Discovering Florida’s Carnivorous Plants with Kenny Coogan and Manny Herrera
May 4, 2022 is World Carnivorous Plant Day. Manny Herrera explains how Florida’s carnivorous plants lure, catch and digest their prey.
Promoting pollinators in the backyard with Virginia Overstreet
On April 25, 20222 show Kenny and Anni interviewed Virginia Overstreet to find out how to promote pollinators in the backyard.
“Earth Day”, “Every Day” on Morning Energy
Environmental issues have been a long standing concern for decades. These concerns eventually led to the creation of an an annual Earth Day celebration which has been occurring on April 22nd since 1970. In addition to this annual event, the Earth Day Network works year around to include: exploring the history of Earth Day, learning… Read more »
Governor’s nominee to the FWC was fined for speeding in a manatee protection zone
Governor Ron DeSantis nominated Albert Maury for the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission; Maury was fined for speeding in a manatee zone.
Tampa’s 13th Annual Ecofest
On April 18, 20222 show Kenny and Anni interviewed Michele Northrop, organizer of Tampa’s 13th Annual Ecofest.
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WaveMakers: Changing Climates with Rep. Kathy Castor
As the world continues to see climate change become a pressing (though controversial) issue, the U.S. has seen Tampa’s own House Representative Kathy Castor take charge in leading the fight. Castor chairs the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, and spoke with WMNF’s WaveMakers this week about the work she’s doing in this field…. Read more »
Possible tear in the lining of Mosaic’s New Wales gypstack
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection reports a possible tear in the lining of Mosaic’s New Wales gypstack.
MidPoint: Winning the Water Wars
For decades, the country (and the Tampa region specifically) has faced a Water War. Debates and fights over who has it, who doesn’t, how we get it, and who pays for it have been a longstanding issue. On MidPoint this week, host Shelley Reback spoke with Mariella Smith, County Commissioner and Vice Chair of Tampa Bay Water board of directors, and George Cassidy, Assistant Administrator of Hillsborough County Public Utilities.
Free produce giveaway on Friday in Lealman
This Friday there is a Produce Giveaway in Lealman. The produce is fresh from Florida farmers recovering crops.
April is water conservation month in Florida – here’s how you can save water
April has been declared Water Conservation Month. The Southwest Florida Water Management District gives tips to conserve water.
FERC updates its policy on greenhouse gasses and natural gas pipelines
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has updated its policy on natural gas pipelines. A Tampa member of Congress is happy with the change.
Piney Point panel reveals data on red tide and more
Last March more than 200 million gallons of polluted water were pumped from Piney Point into Tampa Bay. The disaster resulted in red tide algae blooms and communities were exposed to radioactive waste. Phosphogypsum is the radioactive waste from turning phosphate ore into phosphoric acid, used mostly in fertilizers. Piney Point discharged contaminated waste water… Read more »
Report shows Floridians support single-use plastic regulation
The Florida DEP released a report that shows increased support among Floridians and local governments to regulate single-use plastics.
Part two: exploring the USF Forest Preserve
A student-led activist group, Save the USF Forest Preserve, is trying to protect forever the 118-acres found north of the Tampa campus. Last year’s failed development attempt by the university led some, like environmental biologist Dr. Jeannie Mounger, to seek out long-term land protections. The group hopes to petition the state for what’s known as a… Read more »