22-year-old Iowa man on Florida honeymoon drowns during first ocean swim

U.S. 08/01/19, 12:12

An Iowa seminary student on his Florida honeymoon drowned when he was swept out to sea on his first time in the ocean, authorities said. A St. Johns County Sheriff's Office incident report said 22-year-old Dalton Cottrell, of Malcom, Iowa, drowned while swimming Tuesday, July 30, at Crescent Beach, south of ...

Biodegradable plastic made from seaweed organisms

News 06/07/19, 10:19

From bags to bottles, every year about 13 million tons of plastic flows into our oceans, according to a U.N. report published in 2018. If the situation continues, our oceans could contain more plastic than fish by 2050. Birds and other animals often mistake plastic waste entangled in seaweed in the ...

Toxic red tide could sicken people as Hurricane Michael pushes it ashore

U.S. 10/29/18, 13:20

Hurricane Michael could have exposed more people to the dangerous health effects of a record algae bloom that has bedeviled much of Florida's coast. The hurricane made landfall Oct. 10 in the Florida Panhandle. That part of the coast has seen some of the worst concentrations this year of red tide, ...

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