- 3 swimmers rescued from ocean at Jersey shore Updated: May-26-16 6:49 am
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, New Jersey - Three swimmers were rescued from the ocean by lifeguards preparing for the Memorial Day holiday weekend in Seaside Heights.
- Florida editorial roundup Updated: May-25-16 2:04 pm
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- Dad of missing teen fishermen recalls 'gut-wrenching' search Updated: May-25-16 8:00 am
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida - The father of one of two missing teenage fishermen detailed the "gut-wrenching" search for the boys during an interview with investigators from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
- California oil line fixed after thousands of gallons spill Updated: May-24-16 6:05 pm
TRACY, California - Crews have repaired an oil pipeline that broke days ago and spilled up to 21,000 gallons of crude underground in rural Northern California, a spokesman for Shell Oil Co. said Tuesday.
- Police find 5 hacked-up bodies in Mexican Gulf coast state Updated: May-24-16 5:02 pm
MEXICO CITY - Authorities in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz found the hacked-up bodies of what appear to be five men along with a sign attributing the killings to a dispute between drug cartels, prosecutors said Tuesday.
- Oil spilled from ship pollutes Albanian beach Updated: May-24-16 8:45 am
TIRANA, Albania - Authorities say that oil spilled from a ship has polluted a tourist beach in southwestern Albania.
- Dogs suspected of killing 34 native seabirds on Kauai Updated: May-24-16 8:40 am
HONOLULU - State wildlife officials are investigating after more than 30 native seabirds were found dead on the south coast of Kauai.
- DEQ: Anti-pollution work benefits St. Clair River beaches Updated: May-24-16 6:48 am
MARYSVILLE, Michigan - Environmental officials say efforts to deal with pollution that for years prompted beach closings along the St. Clair River are paying off.
- Minor injuries after plane crashes in water off Makaha beach Updated: May-23-16 10:40 pm
WAIANAE, Hawaii - Two people survived with minor injuries after the small plane they were in crashed into the water close to shore off west Oahu's Makaha beach on Monday, officials said.
- The Latest: 2 onboard small plane stable after Makaha crash Updated: May-23-16 8:34 pm
WAIANAE, Hawaii - The Latest on a small aircraft crash off Makaha Beach Park (all times local):
- Bangladesh avoids high death toll with cyclone evacuation Updated: May-23-16 3:07 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh - Tens of thousands of Bangladeshis returned Monday to wind-battered villages and rain-soaked fields after a strong storm pummeled the coast and killed at least 26 people over the weekend.
- California tourist dies in Hawaii while snorkeling Updated: May-22-16 4:32 pm
POIPU, Hawaii - A 64-year-old California man is dead after his body was pulled from water off Kauai.
- Police, soldiers swarm Mexico's Acapulco, killings continue Updated: May-22-16 3:23 pm
ACAPULCO, Mexico - Along with beach towels or sandals, there's a new popular beach accessory that says a lot about the violence gripping this once-glamorous resort: a small black leather tote hanging from the neck or shoulders of some men. It's not a man-bag, exactly; it holds a small pistol.
- Beach erosion prompts concerns on St. Simons Island Updated: May-22-16 11:39 am
BRUNSWICK, Georgia - Business owners on St. Simons Island say the beach has receded in recent months, prompting some concerns about tourism.
- Volunteers help clean up part of Muskegon Lake shoreline Updated: May-21-16 4:28 pm
MUSKEGON, Michigan - About 100 volunteers helped clean part of the Muskegon Lake shoreline in western Michigan.
- East Coast's saltmarsh sparrow disappearing, scientists say Updated: May-21-16 2:27 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - The saltmarsh sparrow is disappearing from its home on the East Coast and could be headed for extinction in as little as 50 years, say scientists whose work could help protect the little birds.
- No clothes? No beach. Court rules against Spanish naturists Updated: May-21-16 2:02 pm
MADRID - Nudists have lost a seven-year legal battle for access to a popular tourist resort beach on Spain's southwestern tip.
- Gullah-Geechee Corridor Commission meets in South Carolina Updated: May-21-16 11:08 am
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - The four-state commission working to preserve the culture of slave descendants on the sea islands along the nation's southeast coast is meeting in South Carolina.
- Governor wants oil industry to pay for coastal restoration Updated: May-20-16 6:35 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Gov. John Bel Edwards is pushing to get the oil and natural gas industries to pay for restoring Louisiana's fragile coast by encouraging them to settle lawsuits alleging they caused extensive damage to coastal lands.
- Things to know about California oil spill a year ago Updated: May-20-16 4:29 pm
LOS ANGELES - The one-year anniversary of an oil spill on the California coast was no celebration for the company responsible for the corroded pipe that sprung a leak and dumped more than 120,000 gallons of crude. The occasion was marked by action from state prosecutors and federal regulators, who concluded investigations of Plains All American Pipeline and the spill blamed for killing scores of birds and sea lions and soiling pristine Santa Barbara County beaches.
- Beach season kicks off in Rhode Island with weekend hours Updated: May-20-16 6:26 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The state Department of Environmental Management has announced that some of Rhode Island's most popular beaches will be open in advance of summer.
- Hawaii shark study aims to understand why they bite Updated: May-19-16 10:01 pm
HONOLULU - New research released Thursday shows tiger sharks naturally favor waters near Maui that are close to some of Hawaii's most popular beaches for humans.
- Feds: Failures led to and prolonged California oil spill Updated: May-19-16 9:36 pm
LOS ANGELES - A pipeline company responsible for spilling more than 120,000 gallons of oil on the California coast failed to prevent corrosion in its pipes, detect the rupture or respond swiftly as crude streamed toward the ocean, federal regulators said Thursday.
- Volunteers help find Kemp's ridley nests on Texas coast Updated: May-19-16 6:03 pm
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - People on turtle patrol have counted dozens of Kemp's ridley sea turtle nests on Padre Island National Seashore in South Texas.
- The Latest: Pipeline operator could face penalty for spill Updated: May-19-16 4:32 pm
LOS ANGELES - The Latest on the federal investigation into an oil spill on the California coast a year ago (all times local):