Tag Archives: Florida

Coral reefs remain at risk from BP oil spill and global warming

The Obama administration will no longer allow new deepwater drilling projects to go forward without environmental reviews, as happened with BP’s Deepwater Horizon. The administration announced the new policy today (Monday) after the White House Council on Environmental Quality reported that BP got environmental exemptions based on decades-old data. Shallow-water …

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UF police officer loses job over March 2nd shooting

University of Florida Police Chief Linda Stump admits the University Police Department could have handled things differently in the shooting of UF graduate student Kofi Adu-Brempong this past march. As Dan Katz reports, one of the four officers involved in the case has lost his job. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/shootingreport2.mp3]

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Sharks on the move in Atlantic & the Gulf of Mexico

The phone doesn’t’ seem to stop ringing in the office of George Burgess at the University of Florida. It’s something the Director of the Florida Program For Shark Research says he’s gotten used to. Several shark incidents on the country’s Atlantic coast prompted the most recent frenzy of calls. Burgess …

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Lawmakers head to special session over oil drilling issue

U.S. Highway 27 starts in Miami, and makes a 90-degree turn at the state capital in Tallahassee to continue north into Georgia. Much of Florida’s attention will be focused on that crossroads this week. As James Call reports, Florida lawmakers may vote to place a constitutional amendment banning oil drilling …

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