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Waves from eruption in Tonga cause an oil spill in Peru

Jan. 17, 2022 16:26 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Unusually high waves attributed to the eruption of an undersea volcano in Tonga caused an oil spill on the Peruvian coast, but authorities said Monday the spill was controlled within hours and there's an ongoing process to clean the area. The Peruvian Civil...

Florida couple is saving Earth, a bucket of litter at a time

Jan. 16, 2022 03:12 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — When it comes to clearing their surroundings of trash, this couple has it in the bag — and bucket, and recycling and trash receptacles — from Thailand to Hawaii to Brevard County. It’s as simple as this for Rich and Kanok Datin, who scour Space Coast...

Tsunami threat recedes from huge Pacific volcanic eruption

Jan. 16, 2022 00:43 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The tsunami threat around the Pacific from a huge undersea volcanic eruption began to recede Sunday, while the extent of damage to Tonga remained unclear. Satellite images showed the spectacular eruption that took place Saturday evening, with a plume...

Jimmy Buffett looks at 50 years after his 1st Key West gig

Jan. 15, 2022 03:11 AM EST

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A profane phone call and Jimmy Buffett’s inability to keep his daily planner organized 50 years ago in Miami set in motion events that changed the music world. Those events made the singer-songwriter one of the most beloved entertainers in America. And one of the...

Costa Concordia is gone, but horror lingers 10 years later

Jan. 13, 2022 16:38 PM EST

GIGLIO, Italy (AP) — Fog horns wailed and church bells tolled Thursday as Italy honored the 32 victims of the Costa Concordia shipwreck on the 10th anniversary of the disaster, with a commemoration that recalled the moment the cruise ship struck a reef and capsized off the Tuscan island of...

Hawaii tenants sue landlord over tainted Navy water

Jan. 12, 2022 23:11 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Residents of a Hawaii housing complex are asking a judge to stop their landlord from charging them rent until their tap water is safe from contamination. Kapilina Beach Homes in Ewa Beach used to be Navy housing. The Navy entered into a partnership with a private...

Interior to hold auction for offshore wind power in NY, NJ

Jan. 12, 2022 15:57 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Biden administration said Wednesday it will hold its first offshore wind auction next month, offering nearly 500,000 acres off the coast of New York and New Jersey for wind energy projects that could produce enough electricity to power nearly 2 million homes. ...

10 years later, Costa Concordia disaster vivid for survivors

Jan. 12, 2022 15:13 PM EST

GIGLIO, Italy (AP) — Ten years have passed since the Costa Concordia cruise ship slammed into a reef and capsized off the Tuscan island of Giglio. But for the passengers on board and the residents who welcomed them ashore, the memories of that harrowing, freezing night remain vividly etched into...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jan. 12, 2022 14:39 PM EST

Palm Beach Post. January 9, 2022. Editorial: Florida legislative session promises little drama amid election-year spending spree On Tuesday, the Florida Legislature will start its annual session with an upbeat speech by Gov. Ron DeSantis and the promise of big boosts...

Judge weighs pausing Georgia spaceport land deal for voters

Jan. 12, 2022 10:53 AM EST

WOODBINE, Ga. (AP) — Opponents of a planned commercial spaceport on the Georgia coast asked a judge Tuesday to stop local officials from buying land for the commercial launchpad as they seek a special election that would let voters decide whether the deal should happen. The...