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New Florida laws address sea level, algae, pythons, iguanas

Jun. 30, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Ron DeSantis signed a slew of environmental bills in less than 24 hours that address issues ranging from sea level rise to blue-green algae blooms — and even given the state authority to use drones to fight invasive Burmese pythons. DeSantis signed a...

'Dead zone' task force states getting $840,000 from EPA

Jun. 23, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The federal government is giving $840,000 to 12 states in a task force seeking ways to reduce the size of the low-oxygen “dead zone” that forms every year off Louisiana's coast. The allocation, announced in an Environmental Protection Agency release Monday, adds to $1.2...