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The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Wed., September 6, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Inmate faces lethal injection Inmate Michael Duane Zack is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection on October 3rd. His attorneys have now approached the Florida Supreme Court.   Tampa tax hike rejected...
WMNF Daily news digest, called "The Scoop"

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Tuesday, May 9th, 2023

  Bipartisan bill makes way to governor’s desk Florida’s health insurance program for low-income kids is set to expand through a bipartisan bill heading to the governor’s desk. Democratic Rep. Robin Bartleman’s plan increases KidCare...

Blue-green algae bloom alert for Eagle Lake Park in Largo

The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County has issued a health alert due to the presence of blue-green algal toxins in the lake. 

Possible second breach detected as Piney Point gyp stacks still in danger of catastrophic collapse

Officials in Manatee County said a drone discovered a possible second breach at the Piney Point gyp stacks Monday. A full collapse is still possible, even as crews double efforts to drain contaminated water into...
Sargassum algae bloom Puerto Rico Culebra

Scientist unsure how Hurricane Dorian could affect largest-ever algae bloom

Recently, University of South Florida researchers published their findings that the largest algae bloom ever seen peaked last summer in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean; the floating seaweed Sargassum formed a belt stretching more than...
Sargassum algae bloom Puerto Rico Culebra

Is another type of algae bloom – Sargassum – coming to a beach near you?

The Gulf Coast of Florida is already dealing with two different algae blooms: a red tide on many beaches south of Manatee County and blue-green algae spilling into the Gulf from Lake Okeechobee; but now outbreaks...
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Tampa Bay Estuary Program: create breaches in causeways

Old Tampa Bay; it’s the most northerly section of the Bay and furthest from the mouth – where the Sunshine Skyway Bridge is located – so that leads to the water there being the most...
Algae bloom in Lake Okeechobee

Lake Okeechobee algae bloom spreading toward both Florida coasts

Because of recent heavy rains, huge algae blooms from polluted Lake Okeechobee are once again racing toward Florida’s west and east coast as water is released from the quickly-filling lake. Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch is the former...
Jolly Crist Congress

Jolly and Crist differ on guns, campaign money & Clinton

A closely-watched race for Congress in Pinellas County, Florida could be an opportunity for Democrats to pick up a House seat; Republican Congress member David Jolly faces an uphill battle in his newly-redrawn district against former Florida Governor Charlie...
Mosaic phosphate mining

Phosphate mining creates “moonscape” in Florida

We look at phosphate mining in Florida: what it’s used for, how it’s mined and its effects on the environment, water and public health. Listen to the full show here: The first half of the show...
Florida House 70

Florida House 70 candidates offer algae bloom solutions

Florida’s House District 70 is gerrymandered to take in small parts of four counties, including the Sunshine Skyway Bridge; so many Democratic voters from South Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee and Sarasota Counties are packed into the...

Environmental Attorney discusses Algae Bloom that is devastating Florida’s Treasure Coast

By Rob Lorei On Midpoint Wednesday, we discussed the massive algae bloom that is choking Florida’s east coast with thick, toxic green sludge. It is believed that the bloom is being caused by agricultural fertilizers...

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