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BP oil spill still being felt as tar balls wash up on islands

GULF OF MEXICO โ€” Mississippi environmental authorities say oil debris found this week on state barrier islands is believed to be from the BP’s disastrous 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and contractors for the oil giant are involved in the cleanup. Officials believe high winds and seasonal low tides uncovered the material. Mississippi’s […] [...]

Officials approve naming beaches critical habitat for turtles

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST โ€” Officials say they won’t have any problems if Mississippi beaches are named critical habitat for endangered loggerhead sea turtles. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing nearly 750 miles of beaches from North Carolina to Mississippi as protected habitat. South Carolina officials have said that could make it harder and […] [...]

Agencies working to save Ship Island from erosion

GULF OF MEXICO โ€” Four federal agencies have begun work to save Ship Island from erosion that has become a serious threat to the island’s existence. The Sun Herald reports sand is being added to north side of West Ship Island as a prelude to a $300-million project next year to fill-in the Camille Cut. […] [...]

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