Tampa Bay

Sea Level Rise Locally and Globally with Dr. Gary Mitchum and Lauren Wolf

Tanja and guest host Grace discuss seal level rise and its impacts locally and globally with Dr. Gary Mitchum of USF and Lauren Wolf of Pinellas County.

The Scoop: Tues. July 9th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Political campaigns in Florida are getting busy with the First Lady in Tampa and Trump planning to get voters in Miami.
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Water restrictions for Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco extended

Despite recent rains, the Tampa Bay region continues to experience drier-than-normal conditions.  And now people will have restrictions on watering their lawns for a little longer. The Southwest Florida Water Management District placed a once-a-week...
Florida springs

Environmental groups ask the feds to set Florida water quality standards for algae bloom toxins

A coalition asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to set water-quality standards for toxins from algae blooms in Florida.

Tampa Bay Waterwise Award with Lynn Barber & Julia Palaschak

Anni & Tanja talk with Lynn Barber and Juilia Palaschak about the Tampa Bay Community Waterwise Award for 2024

A Voice for the Truth Commission, Energy Crisis

African farmers look to the past and the future to address climate change Host, Walter L Smith II, declares The Forum is the place to analyze the work of Tampa’s new Truth and Reconciliation Commission....
Firefighters Put Out A Fire In The Forest

Florida urges preparations for wildfires

Florida had a wet winter, but state officials are advising people to prepare for drier conditions that will increase the chance of wildfires.

Parasite may lead to ‘pandemic’ for sea urchins, according to new USF research

Listen: Researchers at the University of South Florida have discovered a marine parasite attacking sea urchins has spread to a new species and region. They’re concerned it’s becoming a pandemic for sea urchins. A parasite...
Florida wetlands

The fight over wetlands permitting in Florida flares up in Congress

Supporters of Florida keeping permitting authority for projects that affect wetlands are trying a different tack: Put it in federal law.

Reconciliation Resolution, Energy Omnibus Bill

Sister Connie Burton and the Sunday Forum/Fourth Estate crew Tampa civic activist, Connie Burton, returns to WMNF to visit the Forum to discuss Tampa City Council Resolution 568. The Racial Resolution was the city’s attempt...
St. Petersburg, Florida

Shoreline and Spring restoration with Tom Ries

Sustainable Living hosts Tanja Vidovic and Anni Ellis spoke with local environmentalist Tom Ries, a nationally known ecologist with more than 40 years of experience restoring natural systems in the SE.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Wed., December 13, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Bridget Ziegler won’t resign Last night, all members of the Sarasota County School Board voted to ask fellow Board member Bridget Ziegler to resign, except for Ziegler herself. Ziegler’s husband is accused of rape and...

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