Tampa Bay shorebirds dealt with record heat this summer

Summer this year was one of the hottest on record in the Tampa Bay Area, and shorebirds in Tampa Bay dealt with the heat.
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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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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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Legal battle brewing over the iconic Florida flower, the ghost orchid

Listen:  Conservation groups in Florida have pleaded for official protection of one iconic flower native to Florida. Now, the groups are preparing to take legal action to force the U.S. government to protect it. After...

Carbon set to be stored underground in Florida through new ‘carbon capture’ technology

A South Korean company will store carbon underground in space and aerospace industrial complexes in Florida.

Iconic Florida bird faces extinction – one group is fighting to save it

Listen: Property owners could soon have one additional tool to help save a native Florida bird that’s at risk for extinction. The Florida scrub jay is the only bird endemic to Florida. It means they...

Environmental groups push DeSantis to veto portion of new budget

A portion of the new state budget is dedicated to re-evaluating fertilizer restrictions, and local environmental groups are concerned
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Florida’s Republicans starting to embrace realities of climate change, survey shows

An increasing number of Floridians agree that human actions are causing climate change, including a record number of Florida Republicans.

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...

Red tide reported off Pinellas, Manatee & Sarasota Counties outside of typical season

Red Tide is currently back in several Tampa Bay area coastal counties. But it’s outside of the typical season.

Women’s Show 8/9: Hiroshima and Nagasaki; Red and Green Algae

“Lest we forget”…….. August 6th and August 9th – Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  We must not forget a weapon that can vaporize a human being and leave only a shadow.  The miraculous new weapon that ended...

Bike Walk Tampa Bay on the Sustainable Living Program

On Monday’s Sustainable Living program we spent the hour talking with several guests on the topic of biking and walking in the Tampa Bay Area. March is Bike Month here in Florida and a researcher...

Herbalist & Herb Conference on the Sustainable Living Show

On today’s WMNF Sustainable Living program we spent the hour talking about herbs and the upcoming Florida Herbal Conference. Our guests were Michael Tiner, one of the conference organizers; Bob Linde, an acupuncture physician and...

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