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Stories with subject: Coastlines and beaches
  • Deteriorating nails blamed for North Carolina deck collapse story has video
    Updated: Jul-05-15 10:49 pm

    EMERALD ISLE, North Carolina - Nails deteriorated by years of exposure to the sand, salt and moisture from the ocean gave way, causing a deck collapse that hurt 24 people as they posed for a picture at a North Carolina beachfront home, authorities said.

  • Volunteers guard nesting shorebirds during holiday weekend 
    Updated: Jul-05-15 7:47 pm

    BILOXI, Mississippi - Members and friends of the Audubon Mississippi Coastal Bird Stewardship Program spent the Independence Day weekend protecting breeding shorebirds from merrymakers and fireworks.

  • Newport's Cliff Walk by Gilded Age mansions now smoke-free story has photos
    Updated: Jul-05-15 2:57 pm

    NEWPORT, Rhode Island - Now that smokers can no longer light up on Newport's iconic Cliff Walk, the only thing breathtaking is the view.

  • Tunisia imposes state of emergency after deadly beach attack story has photos
    Updated: Jul-04-15 3:21 pm

    TUNIS, Tunisia - Tunisia's president declared a state of emergency on Saturday in response to a second deadly attack on foreigners in three months, saying the country is "not safe" and risks collapse from further extremist attacks.

  • State environmental officials urge protection of shore birds 
    Updated: Jul-04-15 2:34 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut environmental officials are asking beachgoers to help protect nesting birds in coastal areas.

  • Piping plover chicks are hatching at Hampton, Seabrook 
    Updated: Jul-04-15 1:44 pm

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire Fish and Game biologists say four piping plover nests have hatched in Hampton and Seabrook within the past two weeks and another two are expected to hatch over the Fourth of July weekend, so they're asking people to be aware of the endangered birds.

  • Women in trouble after photos depict them riding sea turtle 
    Updated: Jul-04-15 11:40 am

    MELBOURNE BEACH, Florida - Authorities are investigating after photos of two women riding a sea turtle have emerged on social media.

  • Officials incorporate climate change into beach design 
    Updated: Jul-04-15 3:07 am

    MADISON, Connecticut - Thumping louder than the crashing surf and cawing gulls, the pile driver pounding into the earth beats a rumbling rhythm for the birdwatchers, beach walkers, bicyclists and sunbathers at Hammonasset Beach State Park's West Beach this summer.

  • E. coli testing begins at Traverse City-area beaches 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 5:04 pm

    TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - Jack Nowland poured water into blister-pack-shaped trays, readying the small containers for an incubator and eventually for viewing under a black light.

  • Lion cubs en route to Jordan sanctuary check into Gaza hotel story has photos
    Updated: Jul-03-15 2:28 pm

    RAFAH, Gaza Strip - Gaza's militant Hamas rulers on Friday allowed a pair of lion cubs en route to a wildlife sanctuary in Jordan back into the Palestinian coastal strip after the animals and their entourage had been stuck for several hours on no-man's land at a Gaza-Israel border crossing.

  • Farmers go high-tech in bid to reduce bay pollution 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 1:49 pm

    DENTON, Maryland - The fields near here are lush and green, but farmer Kyle Hutchison wanted to give his corn crop one last dose of plant food before the chest-high stalks grew too tall to treat.

  • Shark bites Australian surfer's board a day after attack 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 1:17 pm

    SYDNEY - A shark bit a terrified surfer's board on Friday near the Australian coastal town where another surfer was mauled a day earlier, police said.

  • Judge to hear request to halt ocean blasting research plan 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 1:01 pm

    ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - A federal judge will hear arguments this month by fishing groups who want him to shut down a research project that involves blasting the ocean floor off the coast of New Jersey with sound waves.

  • BP to pay record $18.7 billion to states affected by spill story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-03-15 5:15 am

    NEW ORLEANS - More than five years after the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history fouled beaches, coated seabirds in thick goo and threatened delicate marshes, BP has agreed to pay a record settlement to affected states in hopes of bringing an end to a legal drama that has cost the company billions.

  • Shark bites Australian surfer's board a day after attack 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 1:46 am

    SYDNEY - A shark bit a terrified surfer's board on Friday near the Australian coastal town where another surfer was mauled a day earlier, police said.

  • North Carolina shark attack victim says fortunate to survive story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-02-15 6:13 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The latest survivor in a record-breaking string of seven North Carolina shark attacks said Thursday he's very fortunate to be alive and thankful for the emergency help he received after struggling ashore.

  • 1 coastal Louisiana parish not settling with BP 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 5:58 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - The newly announced BP oil spill settlement covers the federal government, the five Gulf states and "the vast majority of local governmental entities" in those states. However, the government of one of Louisiana's hardest hit areas, coastal Plaquemines Parish, says it has not yet agreed to a settlement.

  • Texas to get nearly $790M in BP oil spill settlement 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 12:14 pm

    HOUSTON - Texas is receiving nearly $790 million as part of a settlement with oil giant BP that resolves years of litigation over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

  • Surfer critically injured by shark off Australian town 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 9:17 am

    SYDNEY - A 32-year-old surfer was critically injured by a shark on Thursday at the same Australian coastal town where a Japanese tourist was killed in February, police said.

  • New USGS report: Coastal erosion threatens northern Alaska story has photos
    Updated: Jul-01-15 7:37 pm

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Erosion is eating away at Alaska's northern coast at some of the highest rates in the nation, threatening habitat and infrastructure, according to a new report published Wednesday.

  • Man bitten by shark on NC Outer Banks is 7th this summer 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 6:33 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A shark bit a 68-year-old man several times Wednesday in waist-deep water off North Carolina's Outer Banks, officials said, the seventh in a record-breaking year of shark attacks for the state's coastal waters.

  • Environmentalists want California to stop offshore fracking 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 10:38 pm

    LOS ANGELES - Environmentalists Tuesday called on Gov. Jerry Brown to halt plans for months of hydraulic fracturing in the waters off Southern California, warning that it could lead to chemical pollution or an oil spill.

  • Lightning strikes briefly clear Southern California beaches 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 10:04 pm

    LOS ANGELES - Lifeguards briefly ordered people off more than 100 miles of Southern California beaches Tuesday after a fast-moving thunderstorm brought lightning to the area.

  • Shell secures new authorization in pursuing Arctic drilling 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 6:49 pm

    JUNEAU, Alaska - Royal Dutch Shell has secured another federal authorization as it pursues plans to drill exploration wells in the Arctic waters off the Alaska coast.

  • Greeks struggle with daily grind as foreigners head to beach story has photos
    Updated: Jun-30-15 3:13 pm

    ATHENS, Greece - Gamal Takaway has turned up the hustle, to no avail. The popular waiter who goes by the nickname Jimmy often steps out into the pedestrian street in front of the Taverna Plaka restaurant to cajole strollers into taking a table. But even his epic charm has failed since the Greek government shut the nation's banks and imposed strict capital controls over the weekend.