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Endangered Rice’s Whale faces threat after 1.1 million gallon oil spill

Listen: After over a million gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico in November, one environmental advocate is raising concern for one of the most endangered whales in the world. In 2021, scientists...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Thurs., September 14, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Higher education faculty concerned A survey of higher education faculty members found concerns about the climate of higher education in Florida. UFF president, Andrew Gothard, spoke about the survey on WMNF’s Tuesday Café. You can...

Locals warn derelict barge ‘Nabarima’ about to spill 55 million gallons of oil and no one is helping

The United States embassy in Trinidad and Tobago Friday called on the Venezuelan government to take action as state-flagged FSO Nabarima continues its apparent three-month-long capsize into the Gulf of Paria. Locals fear the derelict...
solar power

What does St. Pete’s commitment to 100% clean energy really mean?

St. Petersburg recently became the first city in Florida to commit to 100% clean energy; on MidPoint we talk with members of the Suncoast Sierra Club about renewable energy. Emily Gorman and James Scott are co-campaign...
oil spill

Latest Louisiana oil spill “toxic mascara across the marshes”

There’s another medium-sized oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico region – this time it’s impacting water and wetlands in Barataria Bay, south of New Orleans. Scott Eustis is coastal wetlands specialist at Gulf Restoration...
Hands Across the Sand opposition to drilling and fracking

Update on impact of Shell Oil spill in Gulf of Mexico

This month more than 88,000 gallons of oil leaked from a Shell Oil pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana; for an update on the spill’s effect on wildlife, WMNF News spoke with...
Hands Across the Sand opposition to drilling and fracking

Art project will be part of Hands Across the Sand

Environmentalists who support clean energy, oppose dirty fuels and say no to offshore drilling will join Hands Across the Sand this Saturday at beaches in Pinellas County and elsewhere. The guest on WMNF News’ MidPoint, , Lisa Hinton is...
USF Weatherbird marine science ship

Update on Gulf ecosystem 6 years after BP oil disaster

One question that remains six years after the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is how the use of dispersants affected the Gulf ecosystem. To find out, Thursday morning WMNF News interviewed David Hollander, a...
WMNF News: Beach dunes

Preview of Gulf restoration meeting in St. Petersburg

If you want a say in how Gulf restoration funds are spent, you have a chance Wednesday night in St. Petersburg; the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council has released a draft of funding priorities using...

Pinellas County projects could get help from recent BP settlement

Pinellas County projects could get help from recent BP settlement

USF researcher looks back at five years of impacts on Gulf of BP disaster

USF researcher looks back at five years of impacts on Gulf of BP disaster

Fewer skin lesions on fish is evidence BP oil is to blame for the ailment: USF scientist

Fewer skin lesions on fish is evidence BP oil is to blame for the ailment

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