- Sandra weakens to tropical storm in Pacific off Mexico Updated: Nov-27-15 7:23 pm
MIAMI - Sandra has weakened to a tropical storm as it approaches Mexico's Pacific coast.
- Slow start dooms Pitt in 29-24 loss to Miami Updated: Nov-27-15 5:21 pm
PITTSBURGH - Pat Narduzzi spent most of his first season at Pittsburgh convincing the Panthers they weren't beholden to the recent past and that big-time success could be had if they believed.
- Oklahoma, Arkansas have growing Marshallese populations Updated: Nov-26-15 2:22 pm
ENID, Oklahoma - Push pins on a map tell the story of how far Marshall Islanders have been willing to go to build a better life in the United States. They stretch from coast to coast, with a large concentration in a part of the country that's the opposite of a tropical paradise.
- Native Americans in Louisiana swamps seek tribal recognition Updated: Nov-25-15 5:36 pm
LAFITTE, Louisiana - Giovanni R. Santini has done just about all he could to prove he's an American Indian over the decades he's lived in his Louisiana bayou town - even fighting with his fists to defend his bloodline with the Houma tribe.
- Mexican navy boat decommissioned off Baja California coast Updated: Nov-23-15 8:45 am
SAN DIEGO - A Mexican navy patrol boat that was decommissioned and sunken off the Baja California coast will become the state's first artificial reef.
- Record number of stranded seal pups in Northern California Updated: Nov-21-15 5:10 pm
SAUSALITO, California - Marine mammal experts say another species of marine wildlife has begun turning up, emaciated and weak, in record numbers on the California coast in what has been a series of alarming signs of oceanic distress.
- Boaters advised to watch for rare whales in Georgia Updated: Nov-20-15 4:34 pm
SAVANNAH, Georgia - Wildlife officials are calling on boaters to give the rare right whale species plenty of room as they swim south along the East Coast to the waters off South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
- Piping plover population on the rise in New Jersey Updated: Nov-20-15 12:03 pm
LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, New Jersey - Scientists have some rare good news about an endangered shorebird: the New Jersey population of piping plovers is on the rise.
- Comment period extended for Delaware beach regulations Updated: Nov-20-15 4:16 am
DOVER, Delaware - State environmental officials are extending the public comment period for proposed amendments to regulations governing the protection and use of Delaware's beaches.
- Striking lake oddity created by causeway to get makeover Updated: Nov-20-15 2:02 am
GREAT SALT LAKE, Utah - One of the strangest and most striking places in Utah - an enormous oddity that scientists say was created accidentally by human engineering - is getting a bit of a remodeling job.
- Texas Fishing Report Updated: Nov-18-15 4:31 pm
Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Nov. 18 and also available on the Internet at http://www.txfishing.com :
- Trial underway for man charged in western NY teen's slaying Updated: Nov-18-15 1:48 pm
OSWEGO, New York - The defense attorney for a central New York man on trial for the drowning of a 17-year-old girl last summer says his client had met the teen the day she died but didn't kill her.
- Hawaii County settles suit over beach drowning Updated: Nov-10-15 9:55 am
HILO, Hawaii - Hawaii County has agreed to pay $20,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman whose husband drowned in Punaluu Black Sand Beach during their 2008 honeymoon.
- 2 firms win bids to develop windmills off New Jersey coast Updated: Nov-09-15 4:58 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Two companies have won the right to build windmills off the New Jersey coast to generate enough power for up to 1.2 million homes.
- Keystone off the table, but back East, pipeline fight builds Updated: Nov-09-15 2:50 pm
ROCKY MOUNT, Virginia - Carolyn and Ian Reilly and their four children left Florida's sprawl in 2010 to farm 58 acres in rural Virginia, raising beef cattle, chicken and hogs. Then a year ago, they learned a natural gas pipeline would slice through part of their farm and their lives took another dramatic turn.
- Folly Beach, Isle of Palms seeking federal help for beaches Updated: Nov-09-15 9:14 am
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Two communities in the Charleston area want help from the federal government to help them restore their beaches after last month's historic rains in South Carolina.
- Shark sighting off Morro Bay leads to beach warning signs Updated: Nov-08-15 11:40 pm
MORRO BAY, California - A shark sighting in Morro Bay has prompted officials to post warning signs to beachgoers.
- In Florida, beached baby sperm whale euthanized Updated: Nov-08-15 5:29 pm
ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida - Wildlife officials have euthanized a baby pygmy sperm whale that had washed ashore on a beach in Florida.
- Shell Key dilemma: What to do about the closed-in pass Updated: Nov-08-15 1:40 am
SHELL KEY, Florida - Peter Clark remembers coming to this barrier island about a year ago and noticing the water that once rushed along its northeastern edge had trickled to a thin stream.
- Rarely seen blue whale carcass washes ashore near beach Updated: Nov-08-15 12:26 am
GOLD BEACH, Oregon - A 78-foot long dead blue whale weighing over 100 tons washed ashore this week north of Gold Beach.
- Miami holds off Virginia 27-21, stays in Coastal race Updated: Nov-07-15 7:36 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Florida - Going back to World War II, only three Miami coaches won their first two games with the Hurricanes.
- 9-year-old girl bitten while surfing off Florida coast Updated: Nov-07-15 2:30 pm
MELBOURNE, Florida - A 9-year-old girl has been taken to the hospital after being bit while surfing off the Florida coast.
- Whale entanglement expert shares protection plans Updated: Nov-07-15 2:02 am
LIHUE, Hawaii - In the last dozen years, Ed Lyman has helped free 22 humpback whales from entanglements, recovering buoys and more than 9,000 feet of fishing line that were once wound around the bodies of these majestic endangered species.
- Questions, answers about toxic West Coast crabs Updated: Nov-06-15 2:15 am
A poisonous substance linked to a massive algae bloom off the West Coast has prompted officials to halt recreational shellfishing from Washington to California and is blamed for sickening dozens of seabirds, seals, whales and other marine life. Below are questions and answers about the issue:
- High toxin level delays California crab season Updated: Nov-05-15 1:48 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Wildlife authorities delayed the Dungeness crab season and closed the rock crab fishery for most of California on Thursday, just days after warning of dangerous levels of a neurotoxin linked to a massive algae bloom off the West Coast.