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3 years 8 months ago

Tropical storm gathers strength, heads for land

Tropical storm watches and warnings have been extended westward along Mexico's coast as Tropical Storm Frank churns in the Pacific. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Danielle is getting stronger far out over the Atlantic. On Monday, Mexico extended a tropical storm warning from west of Tecpan de Galeana to Zihuatanejo....

3 years 11 months ago

Oil oozes toward Gulf Coast

Oil from a sunken drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico is oozing slowly toward the coast, endangering sensitive marshes and beaches from Louisiana east to Florida. The areas are home to dolphins, sea birds, prime fishing grounds and tourist playlands. They could be fouled later this week if...

4 years 7 months ago

Mercury leaking at closed California mine sites

Abandoned mercury mines throughout central California's rugged coastal mountains are polluting the state's major waterways, rendering fish unsafe to eat and risking the health of at least 100,000 impoverished people. But an Associated Press investigation found that the federal government has tried to clean up fewer than a dozen...

4 years 7 months ago

Tropical depression forms off Mexico's coast

Forecasters say a tropical depression has formed in the Pacific, off Mexico's western coast. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the depression could reach tropical storm strength sometime Wednesday. The center of the system is located about 340 miles south-southwest of Cabo San Lucas and moving north-northwest...

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