Water quality

Dania Beach, Fla., Ocean Rescue Alice Henley and Dillon Wise secure their surfboard as Tropical Storm Gordon pass by South Florida with wind gust and heavy rainfall for the Labor Day holiday on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
September 04, 2018 - 8:16 am
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Coastal residents from Florida to Louisiana hustled to prepare for a deluge as Tropical Storm Gordon grew stronger on a path to hit the central U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane Tuesday night. Boaters evacuated to safe harbors, motorists left barrier islands and homeowners...
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A view of the lifeguard tower while local resident Mike Squillace looking for metal at Dania Beach, Fla., as Tropical Storm Gordon pass by South Florida with wind gust and heavy rainfall for the Labor Day holiday on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
September 04, 2018 - 2:48 am
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Gordon is continuing to strengthen and is expected to become a hurricane late Tuesday when it hits the central U.S. Gulf Coast, including coastal Mississippi. From there, it is forecast to move inland over the lower Mississippi Valley on Wednesday. Gordon...
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Local resident Mike Squillace looks for metal at Dania Beach, Fla., as Tropical Storm Gordon passes by South Florida with wind gust and heavy rainfall Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
September 03, 2018 - 11:10 pm
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Gordon lashed South Florida with heavy rains and high winds on Monday and is expected to strengthen into a hurricane when it hits the central U.S. Gulf Coast. Gordon formed into a tropical storm near the Florida Keys early Monday as it moved west-northwest at...
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Local resident Mike Squillace looks for metal at Dania Beach, Fla., as Tropical Storm Gordon passes by South Florida with wind gust and heavy rainfall Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
September 03, 2018 - 8:02 pm
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Gordon lashed South Florida with heavy rains and high winds on Monday and is expected to strengthen into a hurricane when it hits the central U.S. Gulf Coast. Gordon formed into a tropical storm near the Florida Keys early Monday as it moved west-northwest at...
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A view of the lifeguard tower while local resident Mike Squillace looking for metal at Dania Beach, Fla., as Tropical Storm Gordon pass by South Florida with wind gust and heavy rainfall for the Labor Day holiday on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
September 03, 2018 - 7:20 pm
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Gordon lashed South Florida with heavy rains and high winds on Monday and is expected to strengthen into a hurricane when it hits the central U.S. Gulf Coast. Gordon formed into a tropical storm near the Florida Keys early Monday as it moved west-northwest at...
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In this image released by NOAA's GOES-16 on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, Tropical Storm Gordon appears south of Florida. The storm is expected to cross from southwest Florida into the Gulf Coast later Monday afternoon. (NOAA via AP)
September 03, 2018 - 4:44 pm
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Gordon lashed South Florida with heavy rains and high winds on Monday, forcing holiday beachgoers to drier ground. Weather forecasters said the storm could strengthen to near-hurricane force by the time it hits the central U.S. Gulf Coast. Gordon formed into...
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In this image released by NOAA's GOES-16 on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, Tropical Storm Gordon appears south of Florida. The storm is expected to cross from southwest Florida into the Gulf Coast later Monday afternoon. (NOAA via AP)
September 03, 2018 - 3:37 pm
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Gordon lashed South Florida with heavy rains and high winds on Monday, forcing holiday beachgoers to drier ground. Weather forecasters said the storm could strengthen to near-hurricane force by the time it hits the central U.S. Gulf Coast. Gordon formed into...
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September 02, 2018 - 8:32 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — County leaders from across New York state are urging state and federal environmental officials to set higher standards for industrial chemicals that have contaminated some communities' water. The state Association of Counties wrote to state and federal health and environmental...
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FILE - This July 17, 2018 file photo shows wrapped plastic straws at a bubble tea cafe in San Francisco. If you want a straw with your drink you may soon have to ask at California restaurants. Lawmakers in the Assembly voted 45-20 Thursday, Aug. 23, to send Gov. Jerry Brown a bill to bar full-service restaurants from giving out single-use plastic straws unless customers request them. It wouldn't ban straws as some cities have. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
August 23, 2018 - 6:15 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — If you want a straw with your drink, you soon may have to ask for it at California restaurants. Lawmakers on Thursday sent Gov. Jerry Brown a measure that supporters say would make California the first state to bar full-service restaurants from giving out single-use...
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August 20, 2018 - 12:23 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A group of Ohio lawmakers who will look into Lake Erie's health will be led by two legislators who have criticized the governor's move to create tougher regulations on thousands of farmers. The legislature's Republican leaders appointed the panel in the wake of Gov. John Kasich'...
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