Florida Wildlife Corridor

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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Land along Florida’s Rainbow River gets conservation protections

Florida will shield 135 acres along the Rainbow River in Marion County from development, the group Conservation Florida said.
WMNF Daily news digest, called "The Scoop"

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Listen here: New College of Florida faculty censures board of trustees New College of Florida faculty have voted to censure the college’s Board of Trustees. Faculty mentioned a long list of grievances in a letter...
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Florida Cabinet approves over 35,000 acres of conservation lands

The Florida Wildlife Corridor will continue to grow by thousands of acres, following approval by the Florida Cabinet on Tuesday. Listen: The newly-approved conservation lands in nine Florida counties will allow conservation and agriculture projects...
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State will consider expansion of the Florida Wildlife Corridor

State officials could direct $100 million to protect 35,500 acres of ranchland for the growing Florida Wildlife Corridor.
WMNF Daily news digest, called "The Scoop"

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Thursday, April 20th, 2023

Board of Education votes to prohibit LGBTQ instruction The Florida Board of Education on Wednesday expanded the ban on classroom instruction about sexual orientation and gender identity to all grades at the request of Gov....
Florida Wildlife Corridor

Volunteers, environmental leaders applaud recent Florida Wildlife Corridor expansion

Over 20,000 acres were recently set aside to grow Florida’s Wildlife Corridor. Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet approved over $46 million in mid-March to allow for the expansion of five different preserved areas....
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Backroom Briefing: Former Sen. Jeff Brandes is back, launching a policy institute

Former Florida Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-Pinellas Park, has launched a non-profit institute looking for “better outcomes for Floridians.”
Florida Wildlife Corridor

State votes to protect more land for Florida Wildlife Corridor

Ward talked about the Cabinet decision to protect more of the Florida Wildlife Corridor, his work for National Geographic and his newest project, the documentary film, "The Path of the Panther," which is now on...

Producer of documentary on Florida Wildlife Corridor discusses threats and measures to protect it

Tori Linder—a producer of “Saving The Florida Wildlife Corridor,” a documentary that travels through the titular Corridor, the 18 million-acre, statewide network of public preserves and private working lands, while examining the ongoing conflict between...

Part two: exploring the USF Forest Preserve

A student-led activist group, Save the USF Forest Preserve, is trying to protect forever the 118-acres found north of the Tampa campus. Last year’s failed development attempt by the university led some, like environmental biologist Dr....

Bipartisan bills address environment, education, robocalls and more

Florida lawmakers introduced more than 3,000 bills in the 2021 legislative sessions, with about 8 percent of them being signed into law. Among them were bills with robust support from both Republican and Democrats.  These...

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