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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U.S. Rep. Anna Paulina Luna, in a white suit, with a microphone in her right hand.

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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Pinellas County community unites to save a historic preserve from destruction

One Pinellas County community banded together to save a historic preserve from destruction by a private developer. Activists and community leaders came together in Dunedin to fight for its preservation. Gladys E Douglas Preserve spans...
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Coalition celebrates FDOT’s pausing of a possible Florida Turnpike extension

The No Roads to Ruin Coalition was successful in stopping the expansion of toll highways through rural Florida. For now.

The Polk County Commission rejects a proposed development

By a 4-1 vote, the Polk County Commission rejected a plan to build 894 single-family homes in a rural area north of State Road 60.
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DeSantis threatens to revoke special rules for Disney. Where did those exceptions come from?

Lately, there’s been a conflict between Republicans in Florida, including Governor Ron DeSantis, and the Walt Disney Company.
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Pasco residents oppose RV park in a rural part of the county

Residents in Northern Pasco County are trying to protect the rural aspect of their region. In part, that means trying to stop an RV resort near I-75 in the county's rural zone.
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University advisory committee recommends management for USF Forest Preserve; is it enough protection?

A university committee has written its recommendations for the USF Forest Preserve and an adjacent golf course north of the Tampa campus.

Tarpon Springs moves forward with developing land along Anclote River, environmentalists not deterred

The Tarpon Springs City Commission voted Friday to move forward with a planned residential community on 74 acres near the Anclote River. Environmentalists hope the land, which they once blocked Walmart from building on, can...
Tiger Bay Forum On Development By Sean Kinane WMNF

Should development pay for itself? A forum on the politics of growth in Florida

How much development should there be in Florida, where should it occur and who should pay for the infrastructure? On MidPoint we heard segments of a panel discussion on the topic of the politics of...

Carrollwood residents want to protect cypress wetlands from development

A group of Hillsborough County residents is trying to save cypress wetlands near Dale Mabry Highway from rezoning that could lead to development. They’ve started a change.org petition and a Facebook group, Save Carrollwood’s Wetland....
St. Petersburg woman wants to save tree from Development / developers

Neighbors in St. Pete want to save tree from developers

Residents in the Allendale Terrace neighborhood of St. Petersburg are fighting to protect mature live oak trees from getting cut down to make room for new houses. A developer is building several homes on the...

Tuesday rally in St. Pete to ask Florida governor to veto rural toll roads bill

The Florida Legislature passed a bill that would study the possibility of toll roads through three parts of rural Florida. But environmental groups like the Sierra Club want Governor Ron DeSantis to veto the bill....
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Saturday rally to “Save the Tides” in Pinellas

Pinellas County residents in the town of Seminole are hoping to save a large open space next to the Intracoastal Waterway from development. The Save the Tides group is demonstrating tomorrow morning to protect the...

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