The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Tues., October 17, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

From crime to care A new wellness hub opened yesterday on the site of a former nightclub associated with crime issues in East Tampa. It will offer a pharmacy, family health services, and a service...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Monday, July 17th, 2023

Tampa air quality decline Overall, air quality in the nation has improved in recent years. However, it’s actually gotten worse in Tampa. Housing advocates rally against police budget Activists have come out against a 16...
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Air quality on the decline in Tampa despite nationwide improvements

 Overall air quality in the nation has improved. However,  it’s actually gotten worse in Tampa. WMNF's Chris Young reports.
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Report calls for elimination of top plastics polluting beaches

Listen: A new report shows that common plastics are polluting shorelines. With the Fourth of July holiday coming up, an environmental group is calling for the US to declare its independence from single-use plastics. The...

Environmental groups push DeSantis to veto portion of new budget

A portion of the new state budget is dedicated to re-evaluating fertilizer restrictions, and local environmental groups are concerned
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Center for Biological Diversity calls for accountability over Florida’s red tide

As red tide kills marine life, the Center for Biological Diversity is calling on government officials to be held accountable.

WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Thursday, Feb. 23rd, 2023

Orlando shooting leaves three dead Three people, including a journalist and a child, were killed in a series of shootings Wednesday in an Orlando suburb. Spectrum News 13 reporter Dylan Lyons was killed and his...

Eckerd College professors awarded nearly $500,000 from EPA to reduce plastic consumption

Marine Science professors Gowans and Siuda at Eckerd College monitor and reduce plastic consumption with EPA grant.
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St. Pete Mayor asks state for help to clean up massive fish kill from red tide

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman suggests that the cost so far of the cleanup of tons of dead fish from an ongoing red tide outbreak is “six figures.” He’s asking the state for help. Kriseman...

From the WMNF archives: Contaminated water at Piney Point puts Tampa Bay on brink of disaster

Note, this is one of the many articles about the pending disaster at Piney Point that WMNF has published over the years. This one is from September 2020. In April 2021, a breach occurred, threatening...

Looking back at a 2009 WMNF story: New EPA lead standards may affect East Tampa company

UPDATE: this story originally published August 20, 2009 by Seán Kinane / WMNF News. We’re republishing this now because a new report from the Tampa Bay Times found hundreds of workers have been exposed to...

Contaminated water at Piney Point puts Tampa Bay on brink of disaster

Contaminated water at the former Piney Point phosphate plant is nearing the site’s capacity, putting all of Tampa Bay at risk for an environmental crisis. Manatee County Commissioners heard from the site’s manager and the...

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