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Mosaic phosphate

Environmentalist wary of Mosaic moving corporate headquarters to Hillsborough

The giant fertilizer company Mosaic announced last week that it plans to move its corporate headquarters from Minnesota to Hillsborough County; the announcement by the Fortune 500 company was greeted by many local leaders with...

Opposition to Sarasota County comp plan changes

Sarasota County is updating its comp plan — Wednesday is the first of two informational meetings this month of the Sarasota County Planning and Development Services Department about the proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendment — but a...
TECO CO2 emissions / climate change

The Dangers of Coal Ash ;Veganism as an act of nonviolence

By Rob Lorei Today we talk about pollution caused by coal-ash, which is a byproduct of coal-burning power plants. In Florida there are over 13 coal power plants and 100 coal ash pits. Many of...

Environmentalists say Mosaic not doing enough to clean-up mining waste; Author Les Leopold talks about his new book on inequality

By Rob Lorei If you’ve been thorough rural areas of Hillsborough, Polk, Hardee, Manatee or Sarasota counties, you’ve probably noticed large mounds of earth  dotting the landscape; these are landfills for toxic waste from  phosphate...

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