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Shark Bites Boy— in Louisiana Lake

Lake Pontchartrain is actually an estuary connected to Gulf of Mexico

(Newser) - A screaming 7-year-old boy was pulled from Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana last week, his left foot oozing blood. It wasn't until he calmed down enough to stop screaming that he managed to explain that something had hit and then charged him in the water, biting so hard he had... More »

Feds Will Remove 'Ghost Fleet' From Calif. Bay

52 ships, and their pollutants, will be gone by 2017

(Newser) - Dozens of mothballed US Navy ships that have been sitting in—and polluting—a northern California bay for years will finally be disposed of, the federal government announced today. Composed mainly of obsolete, World War II-era ships, the “ghost fleet” has dumped some 20 tons of toxic metal and... More »

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