Community Gardens on the Sustainable Living Program

On Monday’s Sustainable Living Program our topics were community gardens how cities can transform their corporate dependent food supply systems to local, people friendly, city grown systems. Our guests were panelists on the upcoming Bridge Tampa Foundation’s forum and film about Edible Cities.  The Bridge is a local non-profit Foundation that connects community and ecology…. Read more »

Top Environmentalist Warns Florida Springs and Freshwater Aquifer Are at Risk

Florida springs and aquifer at risk warns top environmentalist This year the environment is emerging as a top issue in both the primary and the general election. The Democrats have been debating who is closer to Big Sugar and a mall to be built by a Graham family company near the Everglades. Candidates are attacking… Read more »

Mosaic phosphate

Environmentalist wary of Mosaic moving corporate headquarters to Hillsborough

The giant fertilizer company Mosaic announced last week that it plans to move its corporate headquarters from Minnesota to Hillsborough County; the announcement by the Fortune 500 company was greeted by many local leaders with delight. But environmentalists, like Suncoast Waterkeeper Andy Mele, accuse Mosaic of being a detriment to the community. “I think Mosaic’s… Read more »

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on oil drilling off Florida

Zinke: “no new oil and gas platforms off the coast of Florida”

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said again Thursday that there will be no new oil and gas platforms off the state of Florida; his position on drilling off the coasts of Florida has been confusing this year. He was challenged Thursday in a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing by Maryland Senator Chris Van Hollen regarding draft regulations… Read more »

Cars Versus Car-less on the Sustainable Living program

On Monday’s WMNF Sustainable Living program our topic was Urban and Transportation Planning for our future. Guests included, Al Bartolotta, Rodney Chatman, and Chelsea Favero from Forward Pinellas; also from the University of South Florida Center for Urban Transportation and Research (CUTR) the director, Professor Robert Berniti joined the program. Topics discussed centered on car-less… Read more »

smokestack emissions

A young person suing Florida Governor Rick Scott on climate change inaction: on WMNF’s MidPoint Monday

On MidPoint Monday we heard from one of the young people suing Florida Governor Rick Scott and others in the state government over their inaction on climate change. We had two guests: 18-year-old college freshman and climate activist Delaney Reynolds and Tampa-area attorney Guy Burns, a Managing Partner at Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns, LLP. Reynolds is… Read more »

coral disease

Several coral species could go locally extinct in Florida from white-plague disease

A mysterious disease is killing Florida corals, and a coral reef ecologist says the disease is still spreading and causing local extinctions of some coral species. What’s called white-plague disease spread when corals were already stressed and vulnerable after heat waves caused widespread coral bleaching. During a conference with reporters Thursday, the director of marine… Read more »