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At Eckerd College environmentalist Bill McKibben warns about climate change listen

10/14/11 Sarah Curran
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Environmentalist Bill McKibben is the author of what is regarded as one of the first books for the general public on climate change. More recently he helped found the grassroots 350 movement. McKibben spoke to a packed hall Wednesday night as part of Eckerd College's Presidential Events Series.

The generally young audience came to hear McKibben speak about climate change. And this isn't a first for him.

Along with dozens of books about the environment, McKibben most recently wrote ...

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Tampa joins 2,000 international events for's "Moving Planet" listen

09/26/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The climate group 350 dot org’s main day of action this year asked people around the world to do what they could do take a day off from fossil fuel use. Last Saturday’s global event, called Moving Planet, last Saturday included more than 2000 events in more than 175 countries. Some groups in Tampa joined the global action.

Some Scientists say that [350 parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is the safe limit for humanit...

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NGOs put pressure on for strong climate deal in Cancun listen

11/30/10 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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WMNF's Kelly Benjamin is in Cancun, Mexico reporting on this year's United Nations Climate Change Summit thanks to a fellowship from the Earth Journalism Network.

Today he spoke with several NGO representatives on what they are doing to push for stronger commitments from nations and a legally binding global agreement on Climate Change.

Negotiators from more than 190 countries are meeting in Cancun over the next two weeks to come up with a solid plan to address global warming. They are j...


Little Bayou Park in South St. Pete benefits from 10-10-10 global work party listen

10/11/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Even if you live nearby, you may have never heard of Little Bayou Park. It’s tucked away in a residential corner of southeast St. Petersburg and includes newly restored wetlands, pine flatlands, shoreline and mangroves. Yesterday, as part of the 10/10/10 global work party, students and environmentalists helped restore the park. Megan Demchar is the vice president of SEAS at USF St. Pete, an environmental student group.

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