beaches http://wwno.org en La. beaches fare badly in groups survey http://wwno.org/post/la-beaches-fare-badly-groups-survey <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">An environmental group&#39;s annual look at water quality at the nation&#39;s vacation beaches rates Louisiana&#39;s among the most contaminated.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The report by the Natural Resources Defense Council says 29 percent of water samples taken at Louisiana beaches showed elevated bacterial levels.</p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 00:16:57 +0000 The Associated Press 15127 at http://wwno.org Beach Bacteria Warnings Up From Last Year in Mississippi http://wwno.org/post/beach-bacteria-warnings-last-year-mississippi <p>BILOXI, Miss. &mdash; Mississippi&#39;s Department of Environmental Quality has posted more warnings of high bacteria levels along Mississippi beaches so far this year than in all of 2011. But the head of the Harrison County Sand Beach Authority says there have been fewer sewer-related problems in the past few years than there used to be.<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 14:59:49 +0000 The Associated Press 12780 at http://wwno.org