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Bacteria close Mississippi Gulf Coast mainland beaches

Bacteria close Mississippi Gulf Coast mainland beaches

Pascagoula, Mississippi (AP) – People and pets are being warned to stay out of the water along the entire mainland of the Mississippi Gulf Coast as toxic bacteria continue spreading eastward. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality started closing some beaches June 22 and on Sunday closed the last two sections near the Alabama line. […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. NEW ZEALAND BANS ‘MILITARY-STYLE’ GUNS Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern bans the sales of semi-automatic and automatic weapons like the ones used in the attacks on two mosques in Christchurch that killed 50 worshippers. 2. US-BACKED FORCES OUST IS BUT VICTORY MAY NOT LAST Down but not done, the Islamic State group could revive if […]

Gulf ‘dead zone’ reaches record size

Gulf ‘dead zone’ reaches record size

Although scientists predicted the Gulf of Mexico’s “dead zone” would grow bigger this year, they did not expect it to be the largest ever recorded. But that is the case, according to a report issued this month by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The zone, which consists of water so depleted of oxygen […]