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Florida Wildlife Corridor

Florida lawmakers support tying gambling money to the environment

Legislative leaders have agreed to use hundreds of millions of dollars in gambling money to help pay for environmental projects.
Duke Energy

Lakeland challenges approval of a Duke Energy project

Lakeland is challenging a decision by the state DEP to approve a permit for a new Duke Energy Florida high-voltage power line in Polk County.
Kriseman Tankersley stormwater

St. Pete plans to be able to handle Hermine-like stormwater event by next summer

The Public Works Administrator of St. Petersburg insists that stormwater improvements over the next year will allow the city to be prepared for another rain event on the scale of Hurricane Hermine by next August;...
Mosaic New Wales sinkhole location from Google Earth

Mosaic apologizes for sinkhole communication delay; says contamination hasn’t spread

Executives from The Mosaic Company apologized Tuesday morning to Polk County residents for weeks of delays in notifying the public about a 45-foot-wide sinkhole that caused more than 200 million gallons of slightly radioactive water to drain...
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...
anti-fracking sign

Fracking bill stalled in Florida Senate committee

A bill to study and regulate fracking in Florida is stalled and may be dead; the Senate Appropriations Committee voted down (10-9) the fracking bill Thursday after overwhelming public opposition. But the committee also moved to...
Rick Tschantz on Morris Bridge Sink

Permit to pump Morris Bridge Sink won’t be challenged

Hillsborough County will not file a legal challenge to a permit to pump water from a sinkhole in sensitive wetlands near the Hillsborough River. That’s after meetings by the region’s water management district produced a...
Hillsborough River

Tampa supports pumping water from Morris Bridge Sink

Unless they can work out differences by next week, it’s possible that several local governments will end up on opposite sides of a legal battle about whether to pump water from a sinkhole in sensitive...
Hillsborough County Commission

Hillsborough County threatens legal action against SWFWMD if plan to pump Morris Bridge Sink moves forward

Hillsborough County Commissioners oppose a plan to pump water from a sinkhole near Thonotosassa as one source to restore flow to the Lower Hillsborough River; meeting as the county’s Environmental Protection Commission Thursday morning, commissioners...
SWFWMD

Residents ask SWFWMD to delay decision to pump water from sinkhole

Residents are asking for a delay in a permit to pump water from a sinkhole located in wetlands near Thonotosassa until other sources of water can be considered; they say pumping water from Morris Bridge...
Hillsborough River State Park

Florida DEP signals intent to pump water from Morris Bridge Sink

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) has asked the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for permission to pump water out of the Morris Bridge Sink near Thonotosassa; the DEP has just issued its notice...

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