- In Alaska, Obama becomes 1st president to enter the Arctic Updated: Sep-03-15 12:10 am
KOTZEBUE, Alaska - President Barack Obama crossed the Arctic Circle on Wednesday in a first by a sitting U.S. president, telling residents in a far-flung Alaska village that their plight should be the world's wake-up call on global warming.
- Erosion-control structures could expand in North Carolina Updated: Sep-02-15 5:54 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Some legislators are once again trying to expand the number of new coastal jetties allowed along the North Carolina coast. This time, they're trying to do it in the final budget law.
- Obstacle to moving Rio Olympic venues? 1,400 silent athletes Updated: Sep-02-15 5:02 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Olympic organizers have agreed to test for viruses in Rio's sewage-filled waters.
- New Jersey DEP cites man in death of seagull on beach Updated: Sep-02-15 12:54 pm
OCEAN CITY, New Jersey - A Pennsylvania man has been cited by New Jersey environmental officials in the death of a seagull on an Ocean City beach.
- Green turtle nest count breaks record Updated: Sep-02-15 11:49 am
ORLANDO, Florida - University of Central Florida researchers say the endangered green turtle population is making a comeback on one of the nation's most important nesting beaches for turtles.
- Shell president: 'Oil will be required for a long time' Updated: Sep-02-15 12:34 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The president of Shell Oil Co. said Tuesday exploratory drilling off Alaska's northwest coast is going well despite stormy weather last week that caused the company to halt operations for a few days.
- Shark spotted off California beach again in 2 days Updated: Aug-30-15 8:50 pm
SAN DIEGO - A shark has been spotted in the waters off a San Diego County beach for the second time in two days, prompting lifeguards to extend an advisory warning beachgoers of the shark sighting.
- Scientists study how rising seas will reshape Georgia coast Updated: Aug-30-15 11:10 am
SAVANNAH, Georgia - Scientists are fine-tuning what they know about rivers and marshes flushed with saltwater by ocean tides so they can better predict how rising sea levels will reshape the Georgia coast over the next century.
- New app to help Tahoe researchers with citizen observations Updated: Aug-30-15 10:46 am
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nevada - Researchers at Lake Tahoe are enlisting local residents, tourists and other beach-goers to record their observations and photographs on a new smartphone app to help scientists better understand the lake's environmental conditions.
- Volunteers survey sea stars to monitor devastating disease Updated: Aug-30-15 5:04 am
CAMANO ISLAND, Washington - Michael Kyte and his team were more than an hour into their search when they spotted their first dying sea star.
- Surfer uninjured after shark bites her board off California Updated: Aug-29-15 9:40 pm
MORRO BAY, California - A surfer escaped injury on Saturday after a great white shark bit her board off California's central coast.
- Piping plovers increase on New Hampshire beaches this summer Updated: Aug-29-15 3:52 pm
HAMPTON, New Hampshire - New Hampshire has seen a big increase in the number of piping plovers on state beaches this summer.
- Algae drives down property values on Lake Champlain Updated: Aug-29-15 12:10 pm
GEORGIA, Vermont - The two cottages on the shore of Lake Champlain will someday be passed down to her children but Enid Letourneau worries the algae that turns the shoreline pea-soup green each August means they won't amount to much of an inheritance.
- Monkey business abounds at Dania Beach Updated: Aug-29-15 12:58 am
DANIA BEACH, Florida - For half a century, they have haunted the swampy forests east of Federal Highway.
- The Latest: Tropical Storm Erica expected to be downgraded Updated: Aug-28-15 5:35 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - The latest on storm preparations for Erika (all times local):
- Oily spill closes popular beach at New York's Lake George Updated: Aug-28-15 9:01 am
LAKE GEORGE, New York - A popular beach at New York's Lake George is closed after an oily substance was spilled into the water.
- Owners of unleashed dogs at Hatteras Seashore face fines Updated: Aug-28-15 7:05 am
BUXTON, North Carolina - Owners of unleashed dogs at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore could be fined up to $125.
- Million gallons of wastewater closes another beach in Hawaii Updated: Aug-27-15 7:52 pm
HONOLULU - For the second time in a week a popular Hawaii beach was closed Thursday after sewage from a treatment plant was discharged into the ocean.
- Walrus leave ice, come ashore on Alaska's northwest coast Updated: Aug-27-15 7:52 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Pacific walrus have come ashore on the northwest coast of Alaska in what has become an annual sign of the effects of climate change.
- Shark attack turns victim into a hunter and then an advocate Updated: Aug-27-15 5:51 pm
POMPANO BEACH, Florida - Forty years ago, "Jaws" thrilled Al Brenneka like any other moviegoer, but he figured his chances of encountering a shark in the ocean were slim to none.
- Coastal Ga. residents urged to watch Tropical Storm Erika Updated: Aug-27-15 12:08 pm
SAVANNAH, Georgia - Emergency officials on the Georgia coast are urging residents to start preparing for possible trouble from Tropical Storm Erika.
- Shark attack survivors spread conservation message Updated: Aug-27-15 12:01 pm
MIAMI - Get back in the water. There's more to learn from sharks than fear.
- Scientists squabble while Africa's only penguins perish Updated: Aug-27-15 11:07 am
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - They're cute, knee-high, they bray like donkeys and are a tourist attraction near Cape Town. But African Penguins - the continent's only species of the flightless bird - are at risk of extinction.
- Land officials work to maintain east Oahu beach vegetation Updated: Aug-26-15 8:02 am
HONOLULU - State land officials are asking homeowners along sections of shoreline in east Oahu to push back encroaching vegetation.
- On Mississippi's shore, what Katrina erased not yet replaced Updated: Aug-26-15 5:16 am
LONG BEACH, Mississippi - Between Mississippi's seashore and the railroad tracks a little ways inland, where Hurricane Katrina all but erased a neighborhood 10 years ago, Efrem Garza and a handful of other homeowners are still resettling a frontier.