Here comes the Sun: Talking pro women’s soccer in Tampa Bay

The new professional women’s soccer team has a name - Tampa Bay Sun FC-will kick off its inaugural season in August 2024.
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Responding to Food Insecurity in Florida with Gulf Coast JFCS

It’s Thanksgiving time and our thoughts turn to food and those who may not have it. Our friends from Gulf Coast JFCS joined us to...
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Get answers about open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplace

Information how navigators can help you choose the Obamacare plan that’s best for you and if you are eligible for financial assistance.
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Backers say the Florida Supreme Court should OK an abortion rights initiative

Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment fired back at Florida's Attorney General Ashley Moody who wants the measure blocked from the 2024 ballot.
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Riverview call center workers stage picket, demanding $25/hour, better healthcare, and more

Listen: On Thursday, call center workers at Maximus, the federal government’s largest call center contractor, picketed to demand higher wages. Call center workers want the...
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Non-binary Florida teacher falls victim to “Don’t Say Gay” expansion law, fired for using ‘Mx.’ title

A physics teacher at Florida Virtual School was fired last month for using a gender-neutral title in class.
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Florida springs and fresh water

Will new Suwannee River Water Management District board member impact Nestle’s water application?

The water management district that will decide on whether Nestlé and its partner will get a permit to take a million gallons of water a day from a north Florida spring system will soon have...
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Water quality advisories at Pasco County’s Robert J. Strickland Beach and Gulf Harbors Beach

The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County announced Wednesday that two of its beaches are under a water quality advisory. Based on water sampling done on Monday (24 August 2020), Robert J. Strickland Beach and...
Florida springs and fresh water

UPDATE: Water management district puts off its decision on Nestlé springs water permit

Update, 10:01 a.m. Tuesday 11 August 2020: This morning the board of the Suwanee River Water Management District voted to put off a decision on whether to grant Nestle and its partner a permit to...
Florida springs and fresh water

Water management district nears decision on Nestlé springs water permit

Update, 10:01 a.m. Tuesday 11 August 2020: This morning the board of the Suwanee River Water Management District voted to put off a decision on whether to grant Nestle and its partner a permit to...
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Charlotte Harbor advocates challenge water discharge permit for Mosaic phosphate’s Bartow plant

Environmental activists, mostly from Southwest Florida’s Charlotte County, are challenging the phosphate company Mosaic’s water discharge permit for its plant in Bartow. The group called March Against Mosaic is concerned about pollution discharges from the...
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Health of Hillsborough River in Tampa is improving

By Janet Scherberger. Twenty years ago, the Hillsborough River that runs through the heart of Tampa was severely damaged. Withdrawals for the city’s growing population had starved it of fresh water, making it unfriendly to...
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A Florida panhandle county could grant access for onshore oil and gas drilling

In December the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Oil & Gas Program issued “Final Permits” to Cholla Petroleum for six exploratory oil & gas wells. They would be located between the Apalachicola River, Dead Lakes...
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Scientist: high levels of chemicals at MacDill AFB are a “huge red flag”

The level of “forever chemicals” contaminating groundwater at Tampa’s MacDill Air Force Base is a “huge red flag.” That’s according to a science analyst who co-authored a new report by the Environmental Working Group about...
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City of High Springs weighs in on Nestlé water permit request

This year a water management district in north Florida will decide whether to allow the company Nestlé a renewal of a permit to take water from the Santa Fe River basin and bottle it for...
Sign about Nestle water grab in Florida

Florida springs supporters will protest what they call “Nestlé Water Grab”

This Friday in North Florida, supporters of Florida’s springs and rivers will rally to oppose a permit renewal to allow the international company Nestlé to take more than a million gallons of water a day...
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Public meeting on Mosaic renewal permit for pollutant discharge

Next Monday the Florida Department of Environmental Protection will hold an open house public meeting; it’s about Mosaic’s renewal request to discharge wastewater. Much of it would go into the Peace River basin. The Peace...
Jenna Stevens of Environment Florida talks about oil drilling ban

U.S. House passes drilling ban off Florida; not likely to pass Senate

On Wednesday the U.S. House passed a bill to permanently ban fossil fuel drilling in federal waters off Florida’s Gulf Coast. Nearly all Florida Hose members supported the ban. The only “no” came from Republican...

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