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FILE - This Dec. 28, 2010 photos shows a group of manatees in a canal where discharge from a nearby Florida Power & Light plant warms the water in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Fewer manatees died in 2019 in Florida compared with the year before. Statewide, manatee deaths decreased to 606 deaths last year, down from 824 in 2018. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Manatee deaths in Florida drop to 606 in 2019

Feb. 17, 2020 1:44 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Fewer manatees died in 2019 in Florida compared with the year before. Statewide, manatee deaths decreased to 606 deaths last year, down from 824 in 2018. Experts say it appears the main cause of the decline in deaths is the reduced effect of red tide algae on manatees....

FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2017 file photo, a catfish appears on the shoreline in the algae-filled waters of North Toledo, Ohio. Ohio is rolling out a new strategy to save Lake Erie from the toxic algae that overwhelms it in the summer. Beginning in February, the state will start offering financial incentives to farmers who adopt new agriculture practices. Those are designed to reduce farm runoff that feeds the algae in the lake. Ohio's approach is being watched closely by states around the U.S. that are struggling with an increasing number of algae outbreaks in lakes and rivers. (Andy Morrison/The Blade via AP, File)

Ohio's toxic algae plan could give other states a blueprint

Jan. 29, 2020 10:33 AM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Nearly halfway into a 10-year pledge to combat the toxic algae that turns Lake Erie a ghastly shade of green, Ohio has made little progress. Its patchwork of mostly voluntary efforts hasn't slowed the farm fertilizers that feed algae blooms, leading to contaminated drinking water and...

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...