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Disaster loans: Closed Mississippi beaches hurt businesses

Jan. 17, 2020 5:21 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Low-interest disaster loans are available for small Mississippi businesses hurt by toxic bacteria that closed every mainland beach in the state during the summer. Those in adjacent counties in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana also are eligible. The federal Small Business...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 file photo, Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at pre-legislative news conference in Tallahassee, Fla.  The 60-day Florida legislative session that begins Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020,  will have lawmakers considering everything from coconut patties to a state budget expected to exceed $90 billion. Lawmakers are also expected to address abortion rights, private gun sales and environmental issues such as the rise in sea level. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)

DeSantis goals: teacher pay, E-Verify, environmental action

Jan. 12, 2020 8:54 AM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is pursuing an agenda this year that builds on some of his successes in his first year in office, including education, the environment and immigration. DeSantis has declared 2020 “the year of the teacher" and is proposing raising the minimum teacher...

About 300 sea turtles die in Mexico from red tide

Jan. 9, 2020 3:34 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican environmental authorities said Thursday that 292 sea turtles found dead on the country's southern Pacific coast since Christmas died as a result of a red tide algae bloom. Volunteers, researchers and authorities managed to save 27 of the Pacific Green sea turtles, which had...

Rhode Island officials lift advisories for blue-green algae

Dec. 28, 2019 9:12 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island health and environmental officials have lifted recreational advisories that have been in place for a number of bodies of water because of a blue-green algae known as cyanobacteria. The Rhode Island Department of Health and the state Department of Environmental...

Commission urges cooperation on Vermont-Quebec lake

Dec. 2, 2019 10:34 AM EST

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — An organization that focuses on international water issues between the United States and Canada is recommending that the state of Vermont and province of Quebec work together to prevent algae blooms in Lake Memphremagog, which straddles the border. The draft report by the International...

Cape Cod Algae bloom spreads despite colder weather

Nov. 23, 2019 5:26 PM EST

MASHPEE, Mass. (AP) — A five-month old algae bloom on Cape Cod is continuing to spread from a pond to an adjoining river despite colder temperatures. The Cape Cod Times reports the bright green bloom started in Mashpee’s Santuit Pond in June and has now into the Santuit River. Mashpee Selectman...

Ohio will create, use wetlands to combat Lake Erie's algae

Nov. 21, 2019 4:06 PM EST

OREGON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio will begin work in the coming months on creating and restoring wetlands as part of its new strategy to deal with the toxic algae blooms that have plagued Lake Erie for years, state leaders said Thursday. Three of the sites are along the lake's shoreline near Toledo and the others...