Oil covers Florida beach two weeks after Hurricane Sally

Oil covers Florida beach two weeks after Hurricane Sally

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Oily water covered a five-mile stretch of beach on Perdido Key, Florida over the weekend, just two weeks after the area was hit by Hurricane Sally.

US coast guard officials are in the process of determining the source of the oil, which Escambia County Administrator Janice Gilley said resembled the tarballs from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Increases in air and ocean temperatures due to climate change caused by burning fossil fuels like oil, gas, and coal are having wide-ranging effects on hurricane intensity.

Warmer temperatures increase the rate of water evaporation from land and sea surfaces, which feeds moisture and energy into storms.

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