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14-year Taylor Energy oil leak could be two times larger than BP spill, new research says | nola.com

February 15, 2019

A toppled oil platform that has been leaking into the Gulf of Mexico for more than 14 years may have released much more oil than recent estimates have indicated, possibly pushing the total volume well beyond BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil disaster.

New research indicates 2,100 to 71,400 gallons of oil are escaping each day from the Taylor Energy platform site, about 10 miles from the mouth of the Mississippi River. The high estimate of 71,400 gallons per day is more than two times larger than the highest potential rate cited by the Coast Guard when it ordered Taylor to fix the problem late last year.


Source: 14-year Taylor Energy oil leak could be two times larger than BP spill, new research says | nola.com

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Red Flags flying on the beaches today

February 11, 2019

We are flying single red flags 🚩 in Orange Beach today – Monday, February 11th – due to the rising surf and increased risk of strong rip currents. Here is the morning view from Cotton Bayou Beach.

Posted by Orange Beach Surf Rescue on Monday, February 11, 2019

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Local farmer/inventor revolutionizing the world of organic farming

February 07, 2019
February 7, 2019 – Orange Beach, AL (OBA®) – The infectious laughter of Eddie Boy Woerner filled the upstairs dining room and bar at Flipper’s Seafood and Oyster Bar to the rafters. Eddie Boy was talking about one his favorite topics: How a farm boy from Elberta is changing the world of organic farming by treating soil with steam.
Source: Local farmer/inventor revolutionizing the world of organic farming
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Public comment open on coastal waters management plan | al.com

February 04, 2019
A 45-day public comment period has opened on a four-year conservation and management plan for Alabama’s coastal water environments. The Mobile Bay National Estuary Program has released a draft update of its Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for 2019-2023. It is the product, in part, of an August 2018 workshop that involved "178 community leaders and key stakeholders."
Source: Public comment open on coastal waters management plan | al.com
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“Tropicalization” of Mobile Bay may mean smaller/fewer reds and specks | al.com

January 19, 2019
Several recent catches by fishermen suggest something unusual is happening along the Alabama coast, namely the “tropicalization” or our waters.“ As soon as I saw it roll on top of the water, I told Lyons, ‘that ain’t a trout,’” said Thomas Nelson, describing the day he and Lyons Bousson reeled in what is believed to be the first snook ever caught in Alabama’s Weeks Bay. Similarly, folks fishing with surf fishing guide Matthew Isbell, better known as the Bama Beach Bum, caught a pair of tiny bonefish this fall, believed to be the first ever caught in Alabama.
Source: “Tropicalization” of Mobile Bay may mean smaller/fewer reds and specks | al.com
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“Tropicalization” of Mobile Bay may mean smaller/fewer reds and specks | al.com

January 19, 2019
Several recent catches by fishermen suggest something unusual is happening along the Alabama coast, namely the “tropicalization” or our waters.“ As soon as I saw it roll on top of the water, I told Lyons, ‘that ain’t a trout,’” said Thomas Nelson, describing the day he and Lyons Bousson reeled in what is believed to be the first snook ever caught in Alabama’s Weeks Bay. Similarly, folks fishing with surf fishing guide Matthew Isbell, better known as the Bama Beach Bum, caught a pair of tiny bonefish this fall, believed to be the first ever caught in Alabama.
Source: “Tropicalization” of Mobile Bay may mean smaller/fewer reds and specks | al.com
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Orange Beach in line for $40 million in RESTORE Act funds covering 8 projects

January 12, 2019
January 12, 2019 - Orange Beach, AL - (OBA®) - The widening and improvement of Canal Road, environmental restoration of Cotton Bayou and Terry Cove, the creation of the Gulf Coast Environment Research Station, the designing and planning of the Gulf Coast Wildlife Recovery and Interpretive Center, expansion of the Orange Beach Wildlife Center, seawall repairs at Alabama Point, and sewer main upgrades - these are projects totaling $40 million that the City of Orange Beach is poised to receive from RESTORE Act funds.
Source: Orange Beach in line for $40 million in RESTORE Act funds covering 8 projects

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