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Water

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...
Florida springs

Florida Right to Clean Water amendment will have to wait until 2026; plus environmentalists oppose the Bellmar development in Florida panther habitat

Organizers plan to get the Right to Clean Water amendment on Florida's 2026 ballot instead. Plus: opposition to Bellmar development.
Florida springs and fresh water

Water management district approves Seven Springs’ permit to pump 984,000 gallons of water a day from Ginnie Springs to bottle

The water will be bottled at the facility owned by BlueTriton Brands -- previously known as Nestlé Waters North America.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Wed., November 1, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Constitutionality of North Florida congressional districts The constitutionality of North Florida’s congressional districts was under question yesterday as a panel of state appeal court judges questioned attorneys. Some judges took issue with plaintiffs’ arguments against...
Rice's whale Or Gulf Of Mexico Whale (NOAA)

NOAA Fisheries denies petition for endangered whale protection near ports, sparking concern

Listen: A petition seeking to protect of one the most endangered whales in the world by creating restrictions near Florida’s west-coast ports was denied by federal officials on Friday. The petition would have restricted speeds...
Florida springs and fresh water

A judge supports renewing a controversial permit allowing hundreds of thousands of gallons per day of Florida springs water to be bottled

A judge supports renewing a permit to allow piping hundreds of thousands of gallons of water a day to a North Florida bottling plant.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Tues., October 17, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

From crime to care A new wellness hub opened yesterday on the site of a former nightclub associated with crime issues in East Tampa. It will offer a pharmacy, family health services, and a service...

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