Coastlines and beaches

May 28, 2017 - 7:04 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — In a story May 27 about (topic), The Associated Press reported erroneously that Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge covers 2,300 square miles (5,957 square kilometers.) The refuge covers about 30,000 square miles (about 78,000 square kilometers). A corrected version of...
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May 27, 2017 - 3:08 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Donald Trump's plan to help balance the federal budget features a new attempt to open the coastal plain of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to petroleum drilling. The effort is the latest chapter in a long-running political fight between two camps:...
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Tunisian security forces guard the Tunis hall of justice, Friday May, 26, 2017. A court held on its first public hearing in the trial of 26 people in connection with an attack on a beach resort in Sousse that killed dozens of foreign tourists in 2015. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)
May 26, 2017 - 12:24 pm
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Six security officers and 20 other people are on trial in Tunisia over a 2015 Islamic extremist attack on a beach resort that killed 38 people, mostly British tourists. Tunisia's tourism industry has yet to recover, and the country still struggles against extremist violence...
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In this aerial photo taken Monday, May 22, 2017 provided by John Madonna showing a massive landslide along California's coastal Highway 1 that has buried the road under a 40-foot layer of rock and dirt. A swath of the hillside gave way in an area called Mud Creek on Saturday, May 20, covering about one-third of a mile, half a kilometer, of road and changing the Big Sur coastline. (John Madonna via AP)
May 23, 2017 - 10:25 pm
A massive landslide that went into the Pacific Ocean is the latest natural disaster to hit a California community that relies heavily on an iconic coastal highway and tourism to survive, and it adds to a record $1 billion in highway damage from one of the state's wettest winters in decades. The...
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May 17, 2017 - 7:13 am
BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A man's plans to take photos of his SUV by the Atlantic Ocean on a New Jersey beach didn't turn out as planned. The vehicle started sinking as it was buffeted by waves. WNBC-TV ( http://bit.ly/2reszj1 ) reports Island Beach State Park police responded on Tuesday to a...
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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2012, file photo, coal export opponents, from left, Wayne Spitzer, Ginger Hughes and April Beasley show their disapproval of a pro-coal speaker who was giving public testimony on a proposed Cherry Point coal export terminal near Bellingham, Wash., at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center in Spokane, Wash. American Indian tribes and environmentalists in the Pacific Northwest have successfully fought a slew of fossil fuel export projects in recent years and pushed for local regulations to prevent new proposals. (Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review via AP, File)
May 14, 2017 - 3:41 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Residents of a coastal community in Oregon are considering whether to try to derail a fossil fuel export project in their rural county, a decision that could put them at odds with the Trump administration. The ballot measure before Coos County voters Tuesday would block the $7.5...
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May 13, 2017 - 4:01 am
HARKERS ISLAND, N.C. (AP) — With climbing season about to begin, the National Park Service is looking for people to lead tours of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse and the national seashore. The park service is holding an information and recruitment session on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Core Sound...
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May 10, 2017 - 5:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Wednesday it is moving forward on seismic surveys in the Atlantic Ocean, the first step toward offshore drilling in a region where it has been blocked for decades. The Interior Department said it is reviewing six applications by energy companies that...
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The decommissioned U.S. Coast Guard cutter Tamaroa, was sank 33 nautical miles off the coast of Cape May, N.J., Wednesday, May 10, 2017. The 74 year old vessel was featured in the book "The Perfect Storm" being involved in saving seven people in the 1991 nor'easter. The ship will become part of the Del-Jersey-Land Inshore Artificial Reef System. (Dale Gerhard/The Press of Atlantic City via AP)
May 10, 2017 - 4:32 pm
CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — The ship made famous in the book and subsequent film "The Perfect Storm" has been intentionally sunk off the New Jersey and Delaware coasts so it can become part of an artificial reef. The sinking of the Tamaroa, a 205-foot (62-meter) Coast Guard vessel, took place Wednesday...
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FILE- In this May 30, 2000, file photo, U.S. Coast Guard Lt. William Moeller of Northford, Conn., poses for a photo in front of the USS Tamaroa. Moeller was aboard the Tamaroa during the 1991 rescue of five Air National Guardsmen who ditched their helicopter as they were trying to rescue the crew of a fishing boat during a fierce storm. The storm and the events surrounding it were recalled in the book "The Perfect Storm" which was made into a motion picture. Officials say they plan to sink the ship Wednesday, May 10, 2017, off the New Jersey and Delaware coasts so it can become part of an artificial reef. (AP Photo/Ed Bailey, File)
May 10, 2017 - 3:43 pm
CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — The ship made famous in the book and subsequent film "The Perfect Storm" has been intentionally sunk off the New Jersey and Delaware coasts so it can become part of an artificial reef. The sinking of the Tamaroa, a 205-foot (62-meter) Coast Guard vessel, took place Wednesday...
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