Florida panther struck and killed by vehicle

U.S. 10/18/18, 23:36

An endangered Florida panther has been struck and killed by a vehicle. It's the 24th fatal collision this year, out of 26 total panther deaths. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the remains of the 2-year-old male were collected Wednesday on a rural road near Southwest Florida International Airport in ...

Texas uses $100M from 2010 oil spill settlement for coast

Texas 10/17/18, 07:24

Officials say more than $100 million from a settlement after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been spent on restoring Texas coastal habitat.The Houston Chronicle reports details were announced Monday night during a public meeting in Galveston. Trustees of the Texas Implementation Group offered ...

Experts: Hurricane Michael failed to end Florida’s red tide

U.S. 10/15/18, 15:47

Hurricane Michael failed to break up a patchy and toxic algae bloom that has lingered in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida's shoreline for the last year, experts said Monday, meaning the red tide outbreak could continue to cause problems in the weeks ahead.Hurricanes can break up algae blooms, but ...

Hurricane Michael slams into Florida, charges into Southeast

U.S. 10/10/18, 20:18

Powerful Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods before continuing its destructive march inland across the Southeast. It was the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S. in nearly 50 years and at least one death was ...

Hurricane Michael headed to Florida is classic October storm

U.S. 10/09/18, 17:16

A classic October storm, Hurricane Michael is quite the contrast to September's Florence.Michael is likely to be stronger, windier and fast-moving when it reaches the Florida Panhandle sometime Wednesday. And the water problem along the coast is more likely to be from storm surge, not rainfall."You won't have days and ...

Michael strengthens into Category 2 hurricane

U.S. 10/09/18, 07:23

The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times local): 8 a.m. Hurricane Michael has strengthened into a Category 2 storm with top wind speeds of 100 mph (155 kph) as it continues its path toward the Florida Panhandle. As of 8 a.m. Tuesday, the storm was moving north-northwestward over the southern Gulf of Mexico ...

Michael strengthens into a hurricane, menaces Florida

U.S. 10/08/18, 10:26

A tropical weather system that rapidly strengthened into Hurricane Michael on Monday is likely to intensify ahead of an expected strike on Florida’s Panhandle by midweek, forecasters said. The director of the National Hurricane Center says Florida's Big Bend could see up to 11 feet (3.35 meters) of storm surge after ...

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