water quality

The Scoop: Fri., April 5, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Beach water quality advisory The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough has issued a warning for Ben T Davis Beach, Picnic Island Beach, and Simmons Park Beach over their water quality. After tests that were...
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The new Florida budget: here’s how these special interests made out, from bears to leaf blowers to the beef industry

The Florida budget includes money for more than 1,500 programs and projects that lawmakers want to bring back to their communities.

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...
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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...
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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...

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