water quality

House Reps propose bill sidestepping DeSantis’s $350 million federal funds veto

In June, Governor Ron DeSantis rejected around $350 million in energy efficiency incentives. WMNF's Chris Young reports.
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How a tiny non-profit startup broke the year’s biggest Florida politics story

Barbara Petersen, executive director of the Florida Center for Government Accountability, appeared on WMNF WaveMakers.
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Barbara Petersen

The Pinellas Legislative Delegation supports a revamp of PSTA; what would it mean for local transit?

A Republican Florida representative has proposed a bill that would change how Pinellas County’s transit organization is governed.
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bus rapid transit BRT St. Petersburg, Florida

Florida GOP Chair Christian Ziegler, husband of Moms For Liberty cofounder, accused of sexual battery by alleged menage a trois lover

Christian Ziegler, Florida’s GOP chairman and husband of Sarasota County School Board member and Moms of Liberty co-founder Bridget Ziegler, is under criminal investigation after...
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Christian Ziegler

A decade after Rick Scott refused $1.25 billion from feds, a Florida lawmaker proposes $50 million for private passenger rail between Tampa and Orlando

Florida lawmakers are championing hundreds of projects including $50 million for Brightline to extend rail from Orlando to Tampa.
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Here comes the Sun: Talking pro women’s soccer in Tampa Bay

The new professional women’s soccer team has a name - Tampa Bay Sun FC-will kick off its inaugural season in August 2024.
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A yellow and blue soccer team logo unveiling ceremony

Hillsborough County takes action to improve water quality in neglected community after push from advocates

A low-income community next to the University of South Florida has long suffered from a lack of clean water. 

PURE or “Toilet to Tap”? What’s Going in Tampa’s Drinking Water?

The Mayor calls it "PURE." The Tampa City Council calls it "Toilet To Tap." It is the plan to mix highly treated wastewater with the City's drinking water by 2032. Environmentalists and neighborhood activists strongly...

Sustainable Living: Tampa Bay water quality

This week we talked with guests Justin and Maya about the Tampa Bay Water Keepers. Listen to our podcast to learn about our water quality!

Supplemental feeding: a new effort to save manatees is underway

Save the Manatees speak with WMNF about a possible lawsuit and experimental feeding program aim to save manatees from starvation.

Blue-green algae bloom alert for Eagle Lake Park in Largo

The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County has issued a health alert due to the presence of blue-green algal toxins in the lake. 
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Attention all private well owners in Citrus County

Extra precautions should be practiced against disease-causing organisms as the well water may not be safe to consume.

Water board unanimously approves permit for Seven Springs/Nestlé to pump more water from Ginnie Springs

The Suwannee River Water Management District Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a permit allowing the Seven Springs Water Company to pump nearly a million gallons of water per day from Ginnie Springs to a nearby...
coral transplants

Florida residents gather to oppose proposed Gulf of Mexico fish farm as Sen. Rubio tries to clear a path

Florida residents and environmental activists gathered online today voicing opposition to a proposed fish farm in the Gulf of Mexico near Sarasota. The testimony comes less than a week after Florida Senator Marco Rubio introduced...
sewage dump sign St. Petersburg Gulfport Florida

Water quality advisories at Pasco County’s Robert J. Strickland Beach and Gulf Harbors Beach

The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County announced Wednesday that two of its beaches are under a water quality advisory. Based on water sampling done on Monday (24 August 2020), Robert J. Strickland Beach and...

Is Florida on the Verge of Weakening Surface Water Standards?

By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Thursday we looked at the possible weakening of regulations regarding hazardous chemicals by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Environmentalists are warning that the agency is  quietly trying implement changes...

Pinellas Beaches among cleanest in the nation

Pinellas Beaches among cleanest in the nation

Tampa Bay environmental projects get $625,000 funding boost

Environmental projects in Tampa Bay get $625,000 funding boost

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