- Red tide returns to some Florida beaches Updated: Feb-06-16 1:35 pm
NOKOMIS, Florida - Officials say a highly concentrated patch of red tide likely caused the death of hundreds of fish that washed ashore on beaches near the border of Sarasota and Charlotte counties.
- New Hampshire officials monitor beach, marsh for bacteria Updated: Feb-06-16 12:32 pm
HAMPTON, New Hampshire - New Hampshire officials are continuing to monitor Hampton Beach and a nearby salt marsh for bacteria after a sewer main failure earlier in the week.
- Critics dispute plans to change Rollover Pass near Galveston Updated: Feb-05-16 6:54 pm
GALVESTON, Texas - A coalition led by owners of property that includes Rollover Pass and land on either side of the man-made channel connecting East Galveston Bay to the Gulf of Mexico says it is prepared to fight a last-ditch legal battle to prevent the state from closing and filling what has been a hugely popular public fishing site and the focus of environmental, economic and public safety concerns since it was created more than 60 years ago.
- Executive facing ouster from powerful agency defends tenure Updated: Feb-05-16 4:24 pm
LOS ANGELES - The top executive at the powerful California Coastal Commission defended his record on the job Friday as he faced an effort to oust him, a potential shake-up that environmentalists fear could unleash runaway development on the state's fabled coastline.
- Data gaps hinder explanation for Alaska seabird die-off Updated: Feb-04-16 5:12 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A preliminary investigation into the massive die-off of common murres, one of the Northern Hemisphere's most abundant seabirds, off Alaska's coast is revealing gaps in basic information on North Pacific waters and the wildlife that inhabit them.
- Mexican court rules against development in Cancun mangrove Updated: Feb-04-16 3:56 pm
MEXICO CITY - A Mexican court has issued an injunction blocking further work on a real estate project in the Caribbean coast resort of Cancun that activists say has almost killed a mangrove swamp at the site.
- El Nino batters landmark ship beached on California coast Updated: Feb-04-16 2:29 pm
APTOS, California - Recent El Nino storms are battering a landmark concrete ship long ago beached on the California coast, officials said Wednesday.
- Florida surfer vanishes from beach in Dominican Republic Updated: Feb-04-16 1:36 pm
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Authorities in the Dominican Republic said Thursday that they are looking for a South Florida tourist who apparently vanished from a beach popular with surfers.
- Farm group seeks hunter safety training for game preserves Updated: Feb-03-16 1:45 pm
HAGERSTOWN, Maryland - The Maryland Farm Bureau is asking the state Department of Natural Resources for greater safety measures at private hunting preserves after a guide was fatally shot on the Eastern Shore.
- Ailing gray seal pup has been rescued off New York beach Updated: Feb-03-16 12:11 pm
RIVERHEAD, New York - A marine animal rescue group says an ailing gray seal pup has been rescued from a beach in New York.
- Russian tourist loses leg to speedboat in southern Thailand Updated: Feb-03-16 9:06 am
BANGKOK - Two Russian tourists were badly injured Wednesday at a Thailand beach resort when a speedboat's propeller severed one man's leg and cut deep gashes in the other man's leg, police said.
- New Hampshire gets $1 million to conserve Great Bay property Updated: Feb-02-16 6:57 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire is getting a $1 million federal grant to conserve the more than 1,100-acre Great Bay Estuary-Harvey Forest and Wetlands property in Epping and Nottingham counties.
- Dune reinforcement under way at Rehoboth Beach after snow Updated: Feb-02-16 6:27 pm
REHOBOTH BEACH, Delaware - Natural Resources officials are wasting no time in cleaning up and reinforcing Rehoboth Beach after last month's snowstorm.
- NJ seizing beach behind Christie brother's home Updated: Feb-02-16 1:09 pm
POINT PLEASANT BEACH, New Jersey - One of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's most difficult political fights has ensnared his brother.
- Deal protects huge swath of central B.C. coast from logging Updated: Feb-01-16 11:01 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest has been largely protected from logging in a landmark agreement between aboriginals, forest companies, environmental groups and the government.
- Researchers find source of 1964 devastating Alaska tsunami Updated: Feb-01-16 8:04 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey have solved a 50-year natural science mystery: the undersea source of tsunami waves that devastated a remote Alaska village following the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake.
- Trucks will move oil stored after California pipeline break Updated: Feb-01-16 6:48 pm
LOS ANGELES - Exxon Mobil Corp. won approval Monday for its plan to use trucks to move more than 17 million gallons of oil stranded in storage tanks after a California pipeline break in May.
- Anaheim's Clayton Stoner banned from hunting for 3 years Updated: Jan-28-16 12:29 pm
ABBOTSFORD, British Columbia - Anaheim Ducks defenseman Clayton Stoner was banned from hunting for three years and fined $10,000 for killing a grizzly bear on British Columbia's central coast.
- Weather making Apostle Island ice cave visits less likely Updated: Jan-28-16 8:03 am
BAYFIELD, Wisconsin - The National Park Service says it's less likely the extraordinary ice cave formations that have drawn tens of thousands of people to the Apostle Island National Lakeshore will be accessible this year.
- Texas Fishing Report Updated: Jan-27-16 4:59 pm
Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Jan. 27 and also available on the Internet at http://www.txfishing.com:
- Grenada man charged with murder in death of US tourist Updated: Jan-27-16 3:05 pm
ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada - A man accused of killing a tourist from Georgia in a machete attack on an isolated beach in Grenada made his first appearance Wednesday before a judge on the Caribbean island to face a charge of capital murder.
- Feds expand critical East Coast habitat for right whales Updated: Jan-27-16 1:55 pm
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - The federal government is expanding its list of right whale habitat to include calving grounds off the Southeast coast and feeding grounds off New England, increasing the critical area by thousands of square nautical miles.
- Plans under way to fix falling wall protecting Waikiki Beach Updated: Jan-27-16 12:51 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii's most visited beach will wash away if the 89-year-old wall holding it together crumbles down.
- Dead humpback whale washes up on NC coast Updated: Jan-27-16 10:00 am
KURE BEACH, North Carolina - A dead humpback whale has washed up in the surf at Kure Beach south of Wilmington, North Carolina.
- Officials consider New Orleans to Orlando rail service Updated: Jan-27-16 6:42 am
NEW ORLEANS - Amtrak and the Southern Rail Commission are conducting a tour along the Gulf Coast to consider the feasibility of bringing passenger rail back to the Gulf Coast, more than a decade after Hurricane Katrina damaged the tracks.