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Edwards heading to Scotland this week for climate conference

Oct. 25, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards and other Louisiana officials will travel Thursday to Scotland to attend an international climate change conference packed with world leaders. The governor's economic development and coastal policy advisors will be among...

Hurricane Rick weakens to tropical depression over Mexico

Oct. 25, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A compact Hurricane Rick roared ashore along Mexico's southern Pacific coast early Monday with 105 mph (165 kph) winds and heavy rain amid warnings of potential flash floods in the coastal mountains. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Rick made...

Georgia shipwreck's last giant chunk removed from water

Oct. 25, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The final giant chunk of an overturned cargo ship was removed from waters along the coast of Georgia on Monday, almost a year after demolition began on the wreck that tipped over with 4,200 automobiles in its cargo decks. Weighing more than 4,000...

Bollinger Shipyards delivers Coast Guard ship a week early

Oct. 25, 2021 12:15 PM EDT

LOCKPORT, La. (AP) — Bollinger Shipyards in Lockport delivered its fifth patrol ship to the U.S. Coast Guard in Key West, Florida last week, almost a week ahead of schedule despite a three week shutdown after Hurricane Ida. The Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter is...

Dutch agency: Netherlands could face higher sea level rises

Oct. 25, 2021 07:48 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch climate experts warned Monday that the low-lying Netherlands could face higher sea level rises than previously forecast as well as the threat of extreme rainfall and other dangerous weather events caused by climate change. The Royal...

Hurricane Rick strengthens a bit near Mexico's Pacific coast

Oct. 24, 2021 22:57 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Rick strengthened a bit Sunday night while heading for Mexico’s southern Pacific coast, where it was expected to make landfall Monday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Rick had winds as high as 90 miles per hour (150 kph) and was...

Toxic algae in a Florida marina defies nanobubble technology

Oct. 24, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

PAHOKEE, Fla. (AP) — Pahokee Marina’s stubborn blue-green algae infection flared again early this month, defying four nanobubble-blowing machines targeting the recurrent toxins with high-octane oxygen. But Florida Gulf Coast University researcher Barry Rosen said an...

Hurricane Rick gains force off Mexico's Pacific coast

Oct. 23, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Rick gathered force Saturday off Mexico’s southern Pacific coast and is forecast to reach land by Monday as a near-Category 3 storm. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Rick may become a near-major hurricane with winds as high as 115...

EXPLAINER: How wildfires impact wildlife, their habitat

Oct. 23, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The porcupines were walking slow and funny, more so than they usually do. Their stride concerned some residents in a South Lake Tahoe neighborhood who called a rehabilitation center. Turns out, the porcupines had extensive burns to their paws,...

Harrison Ford reunited with lost credit card in Sicily

Oct. 23, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Harrison Ford lost his credit card during a stay in a beach town near Palermo, Sicily, but got it back thanks to a German tourist, police in Sicily said Saturday. The tourist found a credit card with Ford’s name emblazoned on it Thursday, and turned it in...