USF's Hennig, 'Tampa Bay Water Story' make a splash

USF's Hennig, 'Tampa Bay Water Story' make a splash

By JOHN HOWELL The Daily Fray
November 9, 2016 9:12 pm

Katy Hennig has always been close to the water. She moved to Sarasota from Long Island, New York, at age 10. She attended the University of Tampa with a swimming scholarship. And this weekend her film, “Tampa Bay Water Story,” is ready for a splash at the Blue Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit in St. Petersburg. MORE-»
Florida solar advocate sees sunlight in August vote

Florida solar advocate sees sunlight in August vote

By JOHN HOWELL The Daily Fray
March 20, 2016 1:00 pm

Susan Glickman became Florida director for the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in 2013 and is a key advocate for opening Florida’s solar energy market. And in a combative 15-month political duel for the sun, a statewide vote in August will be pivotal. MORE-»
Revised marijuana initiative about persistence for patients

Revised marijuana initiative about persistence for patients

By JOHN HOWELL The Daily Fray
July 12, 2015 8:00 pm

United for Care is a year older and wiser than in July 2014 when legal medical marijuana in Florida seemed like an Election Day formality. Patients are a year older, too, and many are sicker, John Morgan says. “So many people need this law to pass in order to have some quality of life.” MORE-»
California dreamin' for some medical marijuana hopefuls

California dreamin' for some medical marijuana hopefuls

By JOHN HOWELL The Daily Fray
April 6, 2015 5:00 pm

For budding entrepreneurs in a crowded field, name recognition is big. Cannabiz Gurus, Cannabonix and Cannabilutions get style points. Medical Marijuana Inc., Medical Marijuana Centers of Florida and Medical Marijuana Dispensaries of Florida do not. Cafes, boutiques, legal teams, security, beverages. “Everyone wants to get into this business,” said Steven Cooksey, a medical marijuana business specialist. MORE-»
Former marine mammal policy boss: Changing manatee status 'premature'

Former marine mammal policy boss: Changing manatee status 'premature'

By JOHN HOWELL The Daily Fray
March 24, 2015 6:46 pm

UPDATED (Jan. 7) | The good news is 6,063 Florida manatees were counted in February. And the bad news is 6,063 manatees were counted in February. On Thursday the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced plans to reclassify Florida's iconic sea cow from endangered to threatened, intensifying a controversial debate about federal protections. MORE-»
Perfetti and Solar Choice: Grassroots drive to rooftop power

Perfetti and Solar Choice: Grassroots drive to rooftop power

By JOHN HOWELL The Daily Fray
February 25, 2015 12:00 pm

Tory Perfetti is chairman of Floridians for Solar Choice, a coalition of political groups, business leaders and clean energy supporters. Their goal is a state amendment in 2016 that sets solar energy policy. A Tampa resident and former candidate for state representative, Perfetti, state director of Conservatives for Energy Freedom, took a few questions on the telephone recently from The Daily Fray: MORE-»
Florida Poly's Peggy Macdonald on Carr's legacy, Florida history, citrus

Florida Poly's Peggy Macdonald on Carr's legacy, Florida history, citrus

By JOHN HOWELL The Daily Fray
December 10, 2014 10:00 pm

Peggy Macdonald is Assistant Professor of History at Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland. As an author, she focuses on science and innovation for a range of subjects that include Florida’s $9 billion citrus industry and key women in Florida history. Her new book is Marjorie Harris Carr: Defender of Florida’s Environment. MORE-»
Jacki Lopez, Center for Biological Diversity, on high alert for Florida

Jacki Lopez, Center for Biological Diversity, on high alert for Florida

By JOHN HOWELL The Daily Fray
November 19, 2014 5:00 pm

Jacki Lopez is Florida director and a staff attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity. The international nonprofit organization started 25 years ago in New Mexico with a landmark campaign to save the spotted owl, the flagship species of conservationists. MORE-»

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