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Georgia proposes $3 million fine for cargo ship pollution

Nov. 24, 2021 12:19 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — State environmental regulators are proposing a $3 million fine for the Hyundai Glovis Co. logistics and shipping firm after a cargo ship carrying vehicles capsized and polluted ocean waters off the Georgia coast. In an order posted Tuesday, the Georgia...

Florida tops 1,000 manatee deaths in grim single-year record

Nov. 17, 2021 11:38 AM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — More than 1,000 manatees have died in Florida so far this year, eclipsing a previous annual record as the threatened marine mammals struggle with starvation due to pollution in the water. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission...

Bangladesh's villages bear the brutal cost of climate change

Nov. 03, 2021 04:39 AM EDT

SHYAMNAGAR, Bangladesh (AP) — With each tide, Abdus Satter watches the sea erode a little more of his life. His village of Bonnotola in southwestern Bangladesh, with its muddy roads and tin-roofed houses, was once home to over 2,000 people. Most were farmers like the...

Manatee deaths rise in Florida as pollutants kill seagrass

Oct. 19, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Manatees have starved to death by the hundreds along Florida’s east coast because algae blooms and contaminants are killing the seagrass the beloved sea mammals eat, a wildlife official told a House committee Tuesday. Seagrass has been...

Strongest quake since volcano erupted shakes Spanish island

Oct. 14, 2021 10:45 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A 4.5-magnitude earthquake shook La Palma in Spain's Canary Islands in what was the strongest recorded temblor since volcanic eruptions began 26 days ago, authorities said Thursday. The quake was one of around 60 recorded overnight, Spain’s National...

How much oil leaked in California spill? No firm tally

Oct. 07, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Nearly a week since oil first appeared in the waters off Southern California, how much oil leaked from a ruptured underwater pipeline is still unknown—though experts say the amount should be easy to calculate. While there isn't a firm...

Did ship's anchor cause California oil spill? Maybe

Oct. 04, 2021 21:33 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Officials investigating one of California’s largest recent oil spills are looking into whether a ship's anchor may have struck an oil pipeline on the ocean floor, causing heavy crude to leak into coastal waters and foul beaches, authorities said Monday. ...

Oil spill laps at "heartbeat" of California beach community

Oct. 03, 2021 20:45 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Most days of the week, David Perry heads out to the beach to surf. But on Sunday, he sat with his skateboard taking in sweeping ocean views while a jazz band played, families rode bikes and crews tried to stop a crude oil sick from reaching the California...

Northeast Atlantic countries create new protected sea area

Oct. 01, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The governments of 15 countries in the Northeast Atlantic on Friday created a new protected area of the ocean they say is bigger than the combined land mass of Germany and the United Kingdom. The countries designated a marine protected area for...

Divers identify broken pipeline as source of Gulf oil spill

Sep. 05, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Divers at the site of an ongoing oil spill that appeared in the Gulf of Mexico after Hurricane Ida have identified the apparent source as one-foot diameter pipeline displaced from a trench on the ocean floor and broken open. Talos Energy, the...