Powerful, sustained winds are rare this time of year in Florida, and that means the polluted water that spilled from the Piney Point phosphate plant last month is likely to linger in Tampa Bay for months, a USF ocean physicist says.
Right now, scientists are on a ship taking samples and measurements of the Great Lakes. They're trying to determine how the lakes will fare this year and watching for trends. One trend, the warming climate, could mean changes for the base of the food web in the lakes.
U.S. Coast Guard officials said an initial environmental probe found PFAS chemicals near Air Station Traverse City beyond both state and federal safety thresholds, and confirmed a cleanup investigation comes next.
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