oil spills

The Scoop: Fri., September 29, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Naples Capitol breacher caught A member of the ‘Proud Boys’ extremist group, who disappeared days before his sentencing in the U.S. Capitol riot case in...
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The Scoop: Thurs., September 28, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Progress Village’s solar progress Progress Village, in Eastern Hillsborough County, is claiming the title of the first Black community in Florida to adopt a solar...
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The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

Progress Village becomes Florida’s first Black community to build solar microgrid

In Eastern Hillsborough County, Progress Village is claiming the title of the first Black community in Florida to adopt a solar microgrid. A coalition of...
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Lawmaker Jason Shoaf supports holding another bear hunt in Florida

A Florida lawmaker is calling for the state to hold a bear hunt after a county sheriff suggested it to help manage the bear population.
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The Scoop: Tues., September 26, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

FL congressional map trial A federal trial over the constitutionality of Florida’s congressional map gets underway this morning in Tallahassee. Civil rights groups and voters...
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The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

Okefenokee Swamp nominated for UNESCO World Heritage site designation

On Friday, U.S. agencies announced that they will nominate Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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NOAA Fisheries representative promotes RESTORE Act to help Gulf after BP disaster

The Deepwater Horizon oil well blowout last year was one of the most damaging events for Gulf of Mexico ecosystems. Wednesday night Eckerd College hosted a lecture about the impact of the oil disaster by...

Clean energy advocates declare America’s Independence from oil

With spreading oil polluting the Gulf of Mexico, some groups say this July the US should declare its independence from dirty fossil fuels by using policy to develop clean and renewable energy. The gulf-wide impact...

A firsthand look at the oil spill from aboard a US Coast Guard plane

As oil from the underwater geyser has now reached all five of the Gulf states, the Coast Guard monitors the scope of the spill. WMNF took off from the US Coast Guard Clearwater Air Station...

Cuban underground leader hopes the oil spill could ease the embargo.

Manuel Yepe was a speaker at the 3rd International Che Guevara Conference in Vancouver last weekend. Yepe is a journalist and professor at the Superior Institute of International Relations of Havana, and worked directly with...

Oil Spill in the Gulf could reach Florida’s East Coast

The U.S. Coast Guardand BP are still struggling to contain an oil spill that started leaking thousands of gallons into the Gulf of Mexico. This began after an explosion last week, that sank Transocean’s Deepwater...

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