"Florida health officials who have been testing thousands of residents for Zika virus said Wednesday they found another infection: dengue virus."
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Miami-Dade county had stiff-armed a request from the Herald for the information, and denied a FOIA request. The county claimed the information was exempt for public health reasons. Photo: © Clipart.com.
"The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill has been called one of the worst environmental disasters in American history — and more than six years later, scientists are still investigating how much damage it actually caused. Now, a new study suggests the spill may have permanently marred one of the Gulf shore’s most important ecosystems. "
"The Miami Herald filed suit Friday against Miami-Dade County seeking to force the county to disclose records showing the locations where mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus have been trapped."
"Colonial Pipeline announced Wednesday that the company has restarted its Line 1, which had been shut down for more than 12 days, causing gasoline shortages and price increases, felt most in places like Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee."
"Repair crews worked through the night trying to restore electricity to Puerto Rico's 3.5 million people early Thursday after a fire at a power plant blacked out the entire U.S. territory."
Florida environmental agencies said they are not legally required to notify homeowners whose well water was contaminated by a sinkhole at a major phosphate operation.
"The floods that hit Louisiana last month were caused by rainfall that was unlike anything seen there in centuries."
"Tropical Storm Julia formed late Tuesday night and is now spinning inland across southeast Georgia. ... The main concern from Julia will be heavy rain along the immediate Southeast coast through Thursday, which could result in flooding."
"The federal government announced Monday that it will work to increase the captive population of endangered red wolves. The move ends years of speculation that the government might abandon a 30-year effort to reintroduce the animals into the wild. The reintroduction project will be greatly restricted, however, and some wolves may be removed from the wild."