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Enviromental groups plan to sue Corps for polluted Lake Okeechobee discharges

Three Florida environmental groups announced Wednesday that they intend to sue several federal agencies unless they take precautions to stop harming endangered species before releasing more polluted water from Lake Okeechobee. The water released contains...

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...
Algae bloom in Lake Okeechobee

Lake Okeechobee algae bloom spreading toward both Florida coasts

Because of recent heavy rains, huge algae blooms from polluted Lake Okeechobee are once again racing toward Florida’s west and east coast as water is released from the quickly-filling lake. Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch is the former...

Paula Dockery joins Radioactivity to talk about the upcoming Florida legislative session

WMNF’s Radioactivity February 2, 2017 Paula Dockery served 16 years in the state legislature from 1996 to 2012 as a Republican representing districts in Polk County. The last ten years she was a member of...
Everglades

Bus tour for Everglades awareness: #NowOrNeverglades

A bus tour to draw awareness to the Everglades is in full swing through Florida. The #NowOrNeverglades Bus Tour hit the Tampa Bay area Friday. WMNF spoke by phone with Eric Eikenberg, Chief Executive Officer of the...
Sheldon Upthegrove (left), Joe Redner and Bob Buesing

Dana Young’s no-show at debate a source of frustration

Tampa-area Democrats and two independent candidates for a State Senate seat continue to criticize the Republican in the race for being a no-show; Republican state Representative Dana Young skipped a Tiger Bay Club of Tampa...

A Florida Perspective on the RNC in Cleveland this week

By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Monday we aired the latest Florida this Week, a public affairs program from local PBS station WEDU that is also hosted by Rob Lorei. In this episode our expert panel...

Environmental Attorney discusses Algae Bloom that is devastating Florida’s Treasure Coast

By Rob Lorei On Midpoint Wednesday, we discussed the massive algae bloom that is choking Florida’s east coast with thick, toxic green sludge. It is believed that the bloom is being caused by agricultural fertilizers...

Veteran journalist Marvin Kalb;Environmentalists want more action to clean up Lake Okeechobee

BY Rob Lorei Our First guest on Radioactivity is national security expert and journalist Marvin Kalb. Kalb is a former correspondent for  CBS News and Meet the Press, reporting extensively on US/Russian Relations during his 50 year...
Everglades

Emergency change in Lake Okeechobee water flow toward Eastern Everglades

For the first time in almost a century, South Florida Water managers started shunting water bound for the Everglades. Monday’s emergency steps were undertaken to protect wildlife areas southwest of Lake Okeechobee by diverting the...

Leading Environmentalist Gives Florida Legislature F Grade for Failing to Follow Constitutional Amendment One

Florida Audubon Director on the use of Amendment 1 funds for land conservation

Florida farmers paid by state to store water: conversation with Craig Pittman

Florida farmers paid by state to store water: conversation with Craig Pittman

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