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The Scoop: Mon., October 23, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Inmate reentry simulator Hillsborough County has nearly 3,000 inmates booked in county jails on any given day. Once released, they face a number of obstacles on their path back to a normal life. A reentry...
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Florida bill seeks to boost mangroves

SB 32 calls for the Department of Environmental Protection to work with local governments on identifying vulnerable coastal areas for mangrove restoration and planting efforts.

Sawfish found in Cedar Key, Florida could be evidence of ‘Endangered Species Act working’

A sawfish sighting in early June off the coast of Cedar Key, Florida suggests the endangered species might be rebounding.
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New data shows benefits of Florida’s mangroves on the environment

The Nature Conservancy Florida released new data supporting the benefits provided by mangrove forests. What does this mean for Floridians?

Vote delayed on massive Manatee County bay-front development

Manatee County Commissioners have again delayed a vote on a massive coastal development called Aqua by the Bay; the latest special land use meeting began at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday and lasted into the early evening,...
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Protest against Bradenton waterfront development

Environmentalists in Manatee County will protest a proposed Bradenton waterfront development tomorrow; Jane von Hahmann is a former Manatee County Commissioner and is the vice president of the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage, or FISH,...
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Southwest Florida’s rate of sea level rise speeding up

The southwest coast of Florida, especially its beaches and mangroves, are being increasingly impacted by rising seas caused by global warming; on WMNF News’ MidPoint we spoke with Mike Barry — an environmental contractor with...

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