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The Scoop: ,Mon. April 15, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

 Wetlands permitting A U.S. district judge has finalized his rejection of a 2020 decision by the federal government to transfer permitting authority for projects affecting wetlands to Florida. Rally for Gaza in Sarasota Pro-Palestinian demonstrators...
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The Scoop: ,Mon. April 1, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

St. Pete Police A police officer shot 28-year-old Germane Small after reports of gunfire. Small fled but fired at Officer Andre Sousa, who returned fire, injuring Small. Sickest children are losing Medicaid Florida’s Department of...

The Scoop: Thu., March 28, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

A congressional redistricting plan pushed by Governor DeSantis in 2022 has been rejected by a panel of three federal judges.

Clearwater’s Climate Resilience Efforts: Vulnerability Assessment Insights

Learn about the $250,000 grant from NOAA to Tampa Bay, empowering small businesses to tackle climate change.

Report shows heat hits harder on vulnerable communities

Listen: Last year was the hottest year on record. A new report spotlights the effects of extreme heat on health, especially for disadvantaged communities. The report, by the nonpartisan nonprofit Trust for America’s Health, highlighted...
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Study sheds light on disease-carrying mosquitoes and climate change

Listen: A study from the University of Florida shows that mosquitoes can adapt to climate change, and this adaptation may have changes on the spread of harmful diseases. Matthew Thomas is the director of the...
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The Florida House passed a bill to prevent offshore wind energy and remove references to reducing greenhouse gas emissions

The House voted 81-29 to pass the bill (HB 1645), which was approved by the Senate, 28-12. It is ready to go to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
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Tampa Bay area receives a $250,000 grant from NOAA to combat climate change

Learn about the $250,000 grant from NOAA to Tampa Bay, empowering small businesses to tackle climate change.
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The Scoop: ,Mon., February 19, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Florida wetlands oversight A federal judge has invalidated Florida’s existing oversight of wetland permitting impacts on imperiled species Election registration deadline The deadline to register to vote or switch party affiliations ahead of Florida’s Presidential...
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The Scoop: Fri., February 9, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Minors seeking abortions An appeals court has requested the Florida Supreme Court to take up an issue regarding minors who seek abortions without permission from a parent or guardian. The request comes after a three-judge...
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Florida and other states fight a Biden administration rule to reduce carbon pollution

Florida is challenging a Biden administration rule aimed at reducing transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions.
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Florida turns down $320 million from feds to reduce tailpipe pollution

Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Jared Perdue has turned down $320 million in federal money to reduce tailpipe emissions.

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