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Tropical Storm Melissa dissipating, no longer a threat

Oct. 14, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Melissa is no longer a tropical storm, and poses no threat to land. The post-tropical cyclone is weakening as it moves deeper into the Atlantic Ocean, and the dangerous swells it caused are gradually subsiding. Forecasters said that as of midday on...

Tropical Storm Melissa moving into open Atlantic Ocean

Oct. 13, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Melissa is moving away from the U.S. East Coast into the open Atlantic Ocean. The National Hurricane center in Miami says Melissa was still causing dangerous swells along much of the coast Sunday. The storm was about 360 miles (580 kilometers) south-southeast of Halifax, nova...

Threatened bird snowy plover thrives after Hurricane Michael

Oct. 13, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Amid the devastation of Hurricane Michael along Florida's Panhandle, experts say there's a ray of hope: a once imperiled bird is enjoying a renaissance. There are an estimated 225 to 250 breeding pairs of snowy plover in Florida. The majority of the state's threatened species...

Tropical Storm Melissa forms off northeast; will weaken

Oct. 12, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A late-season tropical storm has formed off the coast of Massachusetts but is expected to weaken as it moves away from the U.S. The Hurricane Center in Miami says Tropical Storm Melissa poses minor to moderate coastal flooding at high tide along some portions of the Mid-Atlantic and...

Tropical Storm Melissa forms off Northeast coast; expected to weaken as it moves away from US, Hurricane Center says

Oct. 12, 2019 5:53 PM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Melissa forms off Northeast coast; expected to weaken as it moves away from US, Hurricane Center says.

Report: Most of plastic debris on Hawaii from abroad

Oct. 12, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii researchers have found that majority of plastic marine debris washing up on shores is from abroad. The Star-Advertiser reports that the study conducted at Hawaii Pacific University revealed that pollution from north and east island beaches is washing ashore where there are fewer...

Miami holds off No. 20 Virginia 17-9 for 1st ACC win

Oct. 12, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami used its backup quarterback and a kicker who had not seen game action since high school three years ago. And the Hurricanes might have saved their season. N'Kosi Perry threw for a touchdown on the opening drive and ran for another with 2:31 remaining, Turner Davidson was 3...

California to ban smoking on state parks, beaches

Oct. 12, 2019 1:17 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will ban smoking on state parks and beaches starting next year under legislation signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The law also bans disposing cigar and cigarette waste at parks and beaches. Violations of the law will be punishable by a fine of up to $25. Newsom, a Democrat,...

Wind, tides spur flooding along parts of New Jersey shore

Oct. 11, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. (AP) — High tides and strong winds caused flooding in some parts of the New Jersey shore Friday. No major problems were reported. But Sea Bright's fire department conducted numerous rescues of people who had become stranded in flood waters overnight Thursday into Friday morning in the...

Mysterious oil spill reaches beach in major Brazilian city

Oct. 11, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A mysterious oil spill that has polluted at least 150 beaches along Brazil's northeastern coast reached the city of Salvador on Friday as officials tried to determine the source of the crude sludge. Authorities confirmed the oil had reached the Piata beach in Salvador, Brazil's...