Environment Florida


Clean Air Tampa Bay: EPA Grants $1M to Combat Climate Change and Protect Vulnerable Communities

Learn about the $250,000 grant from NOAA to Tampa Bay, empowering small businesses to tackle climate change.
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Clyde Butcher’s “America’s Everglades” exhibit now in downtown Clearwater

Married for 58 years, Clyde and Niki Butcher have been all around the world together taking photographs and creating beautiful art that fills canvases with the colors of the native landscape.

Sustainable Living : Florida Wildlife Corridor act

We talked to Jason Lauritsen about the Florida Wildlife corridor act being created and what it means for the State of Florida. 

Radioactivity Tuesday: Local artist uses his craft to attack racism and the Confederacy

July 28, 2020 Good morning, welcome to radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Today we’ll speak with a local artist who is trying to raise awareness about a Confederate monument near Bradenton. But first, we’ll hear about...
Jenna Stevens of Environment Florida talks about oil drilling ban

Report: more offshore drilling will harm Florida, even on-shore

If the Trump administration goes ahead with its plan to expand offshore drilling for oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean there are likely to be severe threats to Florida, even...

Environment Florida focuses on several bills in state legislature

The Florida Legislature is considering several bills that impact the environment of the Sunshine State. On WMNF’s MidPoint we talked about many of them with Jennifer Rubiello, the state director of Environment Florida. One bill...
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Environmentalists oppose seismic airgun blasts planned for Atlantic

Late last month the Trump administration approved five permits for companies to search for oil off the Atlantic coast through a process involving loud seismic airgun blasts. But environmentalists oppose the seismic testing, saying the...
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St. Pete businesses unveil voluntary plastics-reduction program; environmentalists want more

This Thursday, the St. Petersburg City Council will begin to discuss how to reduce the amount of single-use plastics in the city; and Tuesday morning a coalition of restaurant owners and civic groups unveiled a...
Environment Florida releases report called Troubled Waters on industrial pollution

Industry still dumping pollution into Florida waterways: report

In less than 2 years industrial facilities dumped more pollution than allowed into Florida waters 270 times; that’s according to a new report from the Environment Florida Research & Policy Center called Troubled Waters. During...
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Fracking ban fails in Florida Legislature

A statewide fracking ban bill failed again this year in the Florida Legislature; we heard why and found out what its chances are for next year on MidPoint Monday. WMNF spoke with Jennifer Rubiello, state...
Karl Nurse no fracking

Fracking banned in Pinellas County, Florida

The Pinellas County Commission has outlawed fracking within the county limits. The oil and gas drilling technique is also known as hydraulic fracturing and critics, like Environment Florida director Jennifer Rubiello, say it’s dangerous for...
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Wastewater discharged into Tampa Bay and other Pinellas waters

Because of flooding from Tropical Storm Colin this week several cities in Pinellas County urged residents to stop using the sewer systems and had to release partially treated wastewater into the open water. Beginning at...

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