Environment and Science http://wfit.org en Nasa's Maven Launches On Time-Next Stop Mars! http://wfit.org/post/nasas-maven-launches-time-next-stop-mars-0 <p><strong>Next Stop Mars</strong>!</p><p>WFIT's Rick Glasby had a bird's eye view of Monday's Maven launch from atop the VAB building.</p><p>Hear his launch report:</p><p></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/_gLRzu8VziU" width="560"></iframe></p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 16:55:47 +0000 Rick Glasby 29066 at http://wfit.org WFIT Space Update: Maven Launch http://wfit.org/post/wfit-space-update-maven-launch <p>WFIT reporter Rick Glasby, explains NASA's Maven Mission.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/reti-1jHhhk" width="560"></iframe> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 16:31:10 +0000 Rick Glasby 29016 at http://wfit.org Slideshow: Expeditions Team Up For Conservation Paddle http://wfit.org/post/slideshow-expeditions-team-conservation-paddle <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">The&nbsp;</span><a data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=111842728847292&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A0%7D" href="https://www.facebook.com/FloridaWildlifeCorridor?directed_target_id=0" style="color: rgb(59, 89, 152); cursor: pointer; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">Florida Wildlife Corridor</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande' Mon, 14 Oct 2013 15:02:38 +0000 Michelle Z Walker 27554 at http://wfit.org Slideshow: Expeditions Team Up For Conservation Paddle Florida Supreme Court Approves Conservation Amendment http://wfit.org/post/florida-supreme-court-approves-conservation-amendment <p>Update to a <a href="http://wfit.org/post/florida-campaign-gathers-signatures-future-land-protection" target="_blank">previous WFIT feature</a>:</p><p>In recent years conservation funding in Florida has been cut by 97.5%. A coalition of volunteers spent the last several months collecting signatures across the state, in an attempt to return funding. The citizens and environmental groups behind this petition drive needed about a million signatures for the measure - known as Florida&rsquo;s Water and Land Legacy amendment - to make it to the 2014 ballot. The Florida Supreme Court has just agreed that it satisfies legal requirements for placement on the ballot.<a href="http://floridawaterlandlegacy.org/index.php?page=pressrelease&amp;content=extended&amp;id=4" target="_blank"> The Water and Land Conservation</a> amendment is the first constitutional amendment to be approved by the Supreme Court for the 2014 ballot, according to Florida&rsquo;s Water and Land Legacy, the amendment&rsquo;s sponsor. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 19:33:10 +0000 Michelle Z Walker 26894 at http://wfit.org Manhunt For Manatee-Riding Lady Comes To An End In Florida http://wfit.org/post/manhunt-manatee-riding-lady-comes-end-florida For a short period, yesterday, the hunt was on in Pinellas County, Florida for a lady photographed riding a manatee.<p>The sheriff's department called a deadly serious press conference in which they asked the help of the public in identifying the perpetrator. The lady was wearing a white cap, red shorts and a black bikini top. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 17:55:00 +0000 editor 12490 at http://wfit.org Manhunt For Manatee-Riding Lady Comes To An End In Florida