Are climate and energy policies under Governor Ron DeSantis helping or hurting Florida?

Gov. Ron DeSantis is pledging to promote fossil fuel development instead of renewable energy as Florida faces many climate threats.
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The Scoop: Fri., September 15, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

COVID-19 on the rise Florida has the highest COVID-19 hospitalization rate in the nation. This comes as hospitalization rates rise across the country.   Nonprofit’s...
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The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

Climate disasters create a real cost burden for Floridians

During President Biden’s trip to Florida this weekend to survey the damage from hurricane Idalia, he said with storms and wildfires raging globally, it difficult...
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Florida families meet President Biden during his post-Hurricane tour

President Joe Biden took a tour through storm ravaged Live Oak Florida Saturday with First Lady Jill Biden, where they thanked Emergency Management officials, and...
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Power and Resources

A sobering discussion regarding Haitian resources and the source of power. The politics of gangs and mercenaries as Haitian civilians fight to reclaim their homes,...
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It’s the HEAT and the Humidity!

Meteorologist Andy Johnson formerly of WTVT TV Channel 13, and occupational health expert Tom Bernard of USF College of Public Health, joined MidPoint to talk...
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The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Tuesday, July 11th, 2023

Moffit Cancer Center will offer free skin cancer screening on select dates in July Sunny weather makes Florida a hotspot for skin cancer, with rates higher than the national average. A  Florida doctor speaks about...
Firefighters Put Out A Fire In The Forest

Polk County has issued a burn ban

Polk County has issued a burn ban. Because of a lack of rainfall, there is a current increased risk of uncontrolled fires in Polk County.
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Florida Forest Service: lightning causes three wildfires in west Hernando County; Pine Island Park closed

The Florida Forest Service is responding to a series of wildfires along the west coast of Hernando County. In a press release on Tuesday, the Withlacoochee Forestry Center-Florida Forest Service says three wildfires broke out...
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Tampa-area mosque arson being investigated as hate crime

In a news release, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue said an intentionally set fire damaged a prayer hall at a mosque early Friday in Thonotosassa just outside New Tampa; the mosque arson is also being investigated as...
Dave Howard on Egmont Key fire

Wildfire may actually help nature on Egmont Key: environmentalist

In July a wildfire on protected Egmont Key burned eighty acres of habitat; but an environmentalist says it may have actually benefited the wildlife on the island at the mouth of Tampa Bay. Dave Howard is...

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