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Everglades Earth First! sings Christmas Carol to save Briger Forest listen

12/15/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: Briger Forest, Scripps, Palm Beach County, Everglades, Everglades Earth First


Earlier this month WMNF interviewed an activist with Everglades Earth First! trying to save a pristine forest in Palm Beach County from development by the high-tech company Scripps.

On Friday demonstrators fighting for the forest left a voicemail during their protest.

You’ll hear from Ruddy Turnstone with Everglades Earth First after this version of a Christmas Carol.

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Environmentalists fight to save pristine Florida forest listen

12/04/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: Earth First, Everglades Earth First, Occupy Tampa, Bailey Riley, environment, Development, Palm Beach County, Scripps


Environmental groups in South Florida are fighting to save a pristine forest that’s being clear-cut for high-tech development; there has already been civil disobedience trying to slow or stop the destruction of the Briger Forest in Palm Beach County.

There are protests planned for the next two Fridays, December 5 and 12.

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EarthFirst fights to save Florida forest from biotech development listen

04/08/11 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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In South Florida, a battle is brewing between environmental activists and biotech company Scripps Florida over the last remaining forest land in Eastern Palm Beach County. But the battle is about much more than saving a piece of forest land from development.

If you happened to be driving down Interstate-95 near Jupiter, Florida last month you might have seen an interesting sight: Two people, camped out 30 feet up in a pine tree with a banner reading "Defend this Forest."

"We built the ...


The elections In Haiti and tree sitter protestors in South Florida

03/21/11 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Good afternoon, welcome to The Last Call; I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today we'll hear two interviews before we open the phone lines.

First with Tampa resident Daniel Thelusmar who is in Haiti observing the elections. Daniel is originally from Haiti.

Later we'll hear from Panagioti Tsolkas who is with Everglades Earth First. He is part of a group of protesters who are trying to save an undeveloped area of palm Beach County from being bulldozed to build th...

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