A couple leave their flooded home in Fort Myers, Florida on Monday  after Hurricane Irma swept through the area. Photograph:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Recovery efforts got under way in Florida on Monday as the sunshine state began to count the cost of Hurricane Irma, which battered the southeast corn(...)

This aerial photo shows a massive 45 feet diameter sinkhole on Friday  September 16th, 2016, in Florida that opened up underneath a gypsum stack at a Mosaic phosphate fertilizer plant. Tens of millions of gallons of reprocessed water from the fertilizer plant in central Florida are likely to have seeped into the Floridan aquifer. Photograph: AP

More than 200m gallons of contaminated wastewater from a fertilizer plant in central Florida leaked into one of the state’s main underground sources o(...)