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Global Warming

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...
TECO power plant in Apollo Beach Florida burns coal and releases water vapor plus greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide that contribute to climate change

Public will have its say on Monday on TECO’s proposed gas power plant

Tampa Electric Company wants to convert its coal-fired power plant in Apollo Beach to a plant powered by methane gas instead, at the cost of about a billion dollars. But consumer advocates and environmentalists say...
Charlie Crist

Charlie Crist on why he co-sponsors carbon fee and dividend bill

Scientists say that the only way to avoid the worst effects of future catastrophic climate change is to reduce the amount of greenhouse gasses being dumped into the atmosphere. The United States spews more carbon...
TECO CO2 emissions / climate change

National Climate Assessment says Florida is battered by climate change and it will get much worse

National Climate Assessment says Florida is battered now by climate change and it will get much worse without serious action. Last week thirteen federal agencies released a National Climate Assessment spelling out serious economic risks...

The Chaos & Unknowing Of Contemporary Life on Life Elsewhere

Adam Nemett boldly admits to working on his debut novel, We Can Save Us All for over twelve years. The time it took to finally get his sprawling, ambitious book published is essential to why...

From the Beaches to the Springs How Do We Protect Florida’s Waters?

From the beaches to the springs to the pristine underground aquifer to the Everglades and the rivers— Florida’s waters are like nowhere else on earth. Two of Florida’s most knowledgeable people about the state of...
chronic flood risk via Union of Concerned Scientists report on sea-level rise

1 million Florida homes at risk of chronic floods by 2100: UCS study

A new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists says “within the next 30 years, roughly 64,000 homes in Florida … will be at risk” of chronic floods from sea-level rise. On WMNF’s MidPoint we...
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...
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...
sea-level rise UCS science

Sea-level rise threatens several Tampa Bay area communities: report

A new report on sea-level rise by the Union of Concerned Scientists concludes that several Tampa Bay communities will see more and more sunny-day flooding over the next few decades; we also hear from two of...
Susan Glickman / SACE / climate change / West Coast Climate Compact

Does Tampa Bay need a West Coast Climate Compact?

The Tampa Bay region is one of the most vulnerable in the U.S. to the devastating effects of climate change, including rising sea level; that’s why the Florida Director of the Southern Alliance for Clean...
power plant / Seán Kinane/WMNF News

All you need to know about the Florida Public Service Commission

The Florida Public Service Commission regulates utilities in the state. It’s been in the news lately because a former state legislator resigned from consideration after allegations of sexual misconduct. For more about the Florida PSC,...

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