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Stories with subject: Coastlines and beaches
  • Army Corps gives OK to plan for Palm Beach port 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:04 am
  • WEST PALM BEACH, Florida - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has given its approval to a plan to deepen and widen the entrance channel to the Port of Palm Beach.

  • Turtle Bay Resort agrees to conservation easement 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:56 pm
  • HONOLULU - Turtle Bay Resort is agreeing to protect more than 660 acres of land on Oahu's North Shore in a deal reached with the state, county and a nonprofit organization.

  • Strong weekend expected for beach tourism 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:04 pm
  • MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina - This Easter weekend should be a strong one for tourism along the Grand Strand, the heart of South Carolina's $18 billion tourism industry.

  • Acting Cumberland Island chief to stay permanently 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:58 am
  • CUMBERLAND ISLAND, Georgia - The National Park Service says its acting superintendent on Cumberland Island will keep the job on a permanent basis.

  • Emergency managers challenged to educate public 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:42 pm
  • ORLANDO, Florida - Two of the country's top disaster experts have challenged emergency managers and forecasters from Texas to Maine to help educate coastal residents and developers about hurricane hazards.

  • Fla. surfer dies after apparent medical episode 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:46 am
  • NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Florida - Officials say a 56-year-old surfer may have suffered a medical episode before his friends brought him to shore in New Smyrna Beach.

  • BP: Shore clean-up after Gulf oil spill ends in La 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:44 pm
  • NEW ORLEANS - Just days before the fourth anniversary of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster and oil spill, the Coast Guard moved cleanup of Louisiana's coast to a new phase Tuesday, allowing BP to end its "active" efforts in the area.

  • Surfer bitten by shark off central Florida beach 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:23 pm
  • NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Florida - Authorities say a surfer was bitten by a shark off a central Florida beach.

  • Army Corps beach erosion fix would cost $43.4M 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 12:40 pm
  • FLAGLER BEACH, Florida - The Army Corps of Engineers says it will be expensive to fix beach erosion problems along Flagler County's shoreline.

  • California coastal expanse preserved 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:59 am
  • SANTA CRUZ, California - A nearly 6,000-acre expanse of coastal land north of Santa Cruz has been preserved after a conservation group donated it to the public.

  • Recife will distract with lush beaches, reefs 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 3:26 pm
  • RECIFE, Brazil - With its rivers, beaches and coral reefs, the northeastern city of Recife is nicknamed the Venice of Brazil.

  • Fortaleza beaches are popular tourist destination 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 3:23 pm
  • FORTALEZA, Brazil - Fortaleza is Brazil's fifth-largest city, and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the northeast with or without the World Cup.

  • Jamaica reports big drop in lionfish sightings 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 8:04 pm
  • KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaica is reporting a big decline in sightings of lionfish, the voracious invasive species that has been wreaking havoc on regional reefs for years and wolfing down native juvenile fish and crustaceans.

  • Old paper mill popular among filmmakers 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 9:40 am
  • ST. MARYS, Georgia - Large piles of concrete, twisted metal and other debris at the old Gilman Paper Co. site in St. Marys may be an eyesore to some people, but the vacant industrial site is a thing of beauty to filmmakers.

  • Sandy stormproofing ideas coming from residents 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 8:50 am
  • TOMS RIVER, New Jersey - While scientists, politicians and engineers ponder ways to better protect New Jersey from storms like Superstorm Sandy, some of the best ideas are coming from those who suffered the most.

  • 4 years after spill, questions on long-term health 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:04 pm
  • CHALMETTE, Louisiana - When a BP oil well began gushing crude into the Gulf of Mexico four years ago, fisherman George Barisich used his boat to help clean up the millions of gallons that spewed in what would become the worst offshore spill in U.S. history.

  • Recife will distract with lush beaches, reefs 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 6:14 am
  • RECIFE, Brazil - With its rivers, beaches and coral reefs, the northeastern city of Recife is nicknamed the Venice of Brazil.

  • Fortaleza beaches are popular tourist destination 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 6:12 am
  • FORTALEZA, Brazil - Fortaleza is Brazil's fifth-largest city, and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the northeast with or without the World Cup.

  • MDEQ issues, lifts water advisories 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:46 am
  • GULFPORT, Mississippi - A rainy weekend has led to bacteria levels in Coast waters. Several water advisories have been issued in the past week, and two more were issued on Thursday.

  • The Gulf of Mexico oil spill at a glance 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 3:19 am
  • NEW ORLEANS - April 20 marks the fourth anniversary of an explosion on the BP-operated drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which killed 11 workers about 50 miles off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico and set off the nation's worst offshore oil disaster.

  • Last big holdout in Toms River agrees to dunes 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:55 pm
  • TOMS RIVER, New Jersey - Few places at the Jersey shore suffered worse damage from Superstorm Sandy than Toms River, where entire neighborhoods were decimated.

  • Oil-by-rail terminal proposed for Washington state 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:16 pm
  • SEATTLE - U.S. Development Group is seeking permits to build an oil terminal on the Washington coast that could handle about 45,000 barrels of crude oil a day.

  • Hurricane Camille's peak winds at coast downgraded 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 12:13 pm
  • MIAMI - The National Hurricane Center has downgraded Hurricane Camille's strength at its catastrophic landfall in 1969.

  • Report: Charges reduced for minivan in ocean case 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 7:46 am
  • DAYTONA BEACH, Florida - Prosecutors in Daytona Beach say they've filed attempted second-degree murder and child abuse charges against a pregnant South Carolina woman who drove a minivan carrying her three small children into the Atlantic surf.

  • Levee board lawyers make new payment proposal 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 7:41 pm
  • NEW ORLEANS - Lawyers for a south Louisiana flood control board say they'll change their contingency fee contract in a suit accusing 97 oil and gas companies of contributing to coastal erosion if the companies will pay them as part of a settlement.