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Stranded humpback whale dies on Long Island beach

Jan. 30, 2023 20:14 PM EST

LIDO BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — A 35-foot (11-meter) humpback whale washed ashore and later died on a New York beach, one of several cetaceans discovered over the past two months along the shores of New York and New Jersey. The whale was discovered Monday morning at Lido Beach West Town...

In Israel, disposable plastics trigger culture war, test PM

Jan. 30, 2023 09:28 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — On Idit Silman’s first day as Israel’s new environmental protection minister, she handed out soft drinks in disposable plastic cups to hospital patients. The gesture held deep symbolic meaning in Israel, where soft drinks and single-use cups, plates and cutlery...

Killer whale dies after beaching itself on Florida coast

Jan. 11, 2023 16:30 PM EST

PALM COAST, Fla. (AP) — A 21-foot (6.4-meter) killer whale died after beaching itself on the Atlantic coast in central Florida Wednesday, authorities said. The orca landed on a beach in Palm Coast, Florida, located more than 60 miles (97 kilometers) south of Jacksonville, the...

'Emergency berm' helped beaches during Ian, Nicole

Jan. 01, 2023 03:13 AM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — While crews finish final details of a widespread St. Johns County beach repair project, county officials are considering work next year to undo erosion from Tropical Storms Ian and Nicole. “In five to six months, we could see construction happening,”...

Life has literally been a beach for NJ coastal expert

Dec. 29, 2022 11:21 AM EST

PORT REPUBLIC, N.J. (AP) — Like many kids at the Jersey Shore, Stewart Farrell loved going to the beach, playing on the sand and swimming in the ocean in and around Asbury Park. But unlike other kids, who were content to ride the waves on surfboards, Farrell scrutinized the way the...

Tybee Island Storm Risk Management Act heads to Biden

Dec. 23, 2022 13:33 PM EST

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Federal legislation that extends funding for beach renourishment projects and other protective resources for a Georgia barrier island is headed to President Joe Biden's desk for his signature. Recent passage of the Tybee Island Storm Risk Management Act was...

A ravaged Quebec coast fights climate change by retreating

Dec. 20, 2022 11:29 AM EST

PERCE, Quebec (AP) — Against the ravaging seas, Quebec's coastal communities have learned through bitter experience that the way to advance against climate change is to retreat. Over the past decade, civilization has been pulled back from the water's edge where possible along the...

Sand storm: NJ sues town that fixed eroded beach despite ban

Dec. 08, 2022 17:21 PM EST

NORTH WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A sand storm at the Jersey shore is escalating. New Jersey is suing a coastal town that repaired beach erosion from a fall storm in defiance of a state order not to do so. And the town, North Wildwood, remains defiant: It says it will...

AP PHOTOS: World Cup fans explore Qatar's artificial reefs

Dec. 07, 2022 03:42 AM EST

MESAIEED, Qatar (AP) — Thirty feet (9 meters) deep into the waters of the Persian Gulf, angel fish swim in and out of rusted trucks and SUVs. Plastic bags and water bottles, blown in from the nearby shoreline, float across the ocean floor. World Cup fans in Qatar hoping to see some...

Florida beach erosion uncovers wooden ship from 1800s

Dec. 06, 2022 17:54 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. (AP) — Severe beach erosion from two late-season hurricanes has helped uncover what appears to be a wooden ship dating from the 1800s which had been buried under the sand on Florida's East Coast for up to two centuries, impervious to cars that drove daily on the beach...