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Anna Paulina Luna talks Israel, impeachment and Pinellas beach restoration

St. Pete’s representative in the U.S. House, Anna Paulina Luna, was a last-minute guest on this week’s episode of WMNF's The Skinny.
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A surprising statistic sparks concern for the endangered Florida panther

The Florida Panther is our state’s official animal and one of the most endangered mammals in the country. WMNF's Chris Young reports.
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What we know about the latest possible tear in a Mosaic gypstack liner at its New Wales plant in Florida

There’s a possible leak of water at a Polk County phosphogypsum stack owned by the giant fertilizer company Mosaic.
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Pinellas County emergency beach restoration projected to cost over $20 million

The county’s new emergency beach restoration project is projected to cost upwards of $20 million dollars. WMNF's Chris Young reports.
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A law professor & scientist ask for a halt to a dredging project that could harm Puerto Rico coral reefs

Coral reefs in Puerto Rico may be threatened by a proposed dredging project. On Tuesday Cafe a scientist and a law professor say why.
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Myakka Ranch in Manatee County one step closer to state protection

Myakka Ranch in Manatee County is one step closer to getting state protection. WMNF's Chris Young reports.
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NIH study: BP’s use of dispersants harmed human health

The first scientific study has just been published connecting human health problems with the dispersants used by BP after its 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster; our guest on WMNF News’ MidPoint was Tampa Bay Times staff...
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Tampa Bay Estuary Program gets $2 million from Gulf oil spill

The Tampa Bay Estuary Program announced Thursday that it will be getting $2 million from Clean Water Act fines to fund seven local projects; the money is from a settlement with TransOcean and other companies...

USF researcher looks back at five years of impacts on Gulf of BP disaster

USF researcher looks back at five years of impacts on Gulf of BP disaster

Fewer skin lesions on fish is evidence BP oil is to blame for the ailment: USF scientist

Fewer skin lesions on fish is evidence BP oil is to blame for the ailment

NOAA Fisheries representative promotes RESTORE Act to help Gulf after BP disaster

The Deepwater Horizon oil well blowout last year was one of the most damaging events for Gulf of Mexico ecosystems. Wednesday night Eckerd College hosted a lecture about the impact of the oil disaster by...

A firsthand look at the oil spill from aboard a US Coast Guard plane

As oil from the underwater geyser has now reached all five of the Gulf states, the Coast Guard monitors the scope of the spill. WMNF took off from the US Coast Guard Clearwater Air Station...

Protestors urge nationalization of BP

Today, protesters gathered in St. Petersburg to rally against oil giant BP for its role in the Deepwater Horizon oil rig blast that resulted in an uncontrolled oil leak. WMNF’s Joshua Holton reports. More WMNF...

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