News & Public Affairs09/26/14 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday Listen to this entire show:
Some Pinellas County boaters are upset about proposed manatee protection zones. Thursday night’s public information session at Treasure Island City Hall was supposed to put the finishing touches on plans which have been in the works for more than a year. But, many in the crowd were irritated about fuzzy statistics and lack of transparency.
Twenty-one slow-speed zones are being proposed to help cut down on manatee deaths. But most of the people in the audience spoke out saying the restricti...Be the first to comment
07/01/14 Janelle Irwin
Protections for manatees could soon be weakened. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday it will consider upgrading the marine mammal’s status from endangered to threatened. Jaclyn Lopez is an Florida attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity.
The Fish and Wildlife Service will take about a year to make a decision and there will be opportunities for public input.Be the first to comment
11/19/13 Pat Kemp
Last Call Tuesday Listen to this entire show:
Pat Kemp talks with Chris Costello of Sierra Club about the growing toxic blooms and pollution in waters across the state including the death of more than 700 manatees this year.Be the first to comment
07/27/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday) Listen to this entire show:
BP's outgoing Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward said today that the Gulf of Mexico oil well disaster represents a failure for the entire deep water oil and gas drilling industry, not just for BP alone.
Hayward told investment professionals in a web cast (and quoted by CNN), "The industry needs to re-evaluate safety". His comments came after the BP board announced it would replace him October 1 with Robert Dudley, the head of the company's U.S. Gulf cleanup effort.
BP claims that it a...Be the first to comment
12/30/09 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday Listen to this entire show:
A Federal report shows that the Florida manatee death rate is seven times the sustainable level. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service released their stock assessment report on manatees, which says that boat collisions account for the vast majority of manatee deaths.
In 2007 The Center for Biological Diversity sued U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for not releasing a [stock assessment report](http://www.fws.gov/northflorida/Manatee/SARS/2...Be the first to comment