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Expedition hauls tons of plastic out of remote Hawaii atolls

Apr. 22, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A crew returned from the northernmost islands in the Hawaiian archipelago this week with a boatload of marine plastic and abandoned fishing nets that threaten to entangle endangered Hawaiian monk seals and other animals on the uninhabited beaches stretching more than 1,300...

NJ to bake climate change risk into policies, share costs

Apr. 22, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey will incorporate the impacts of climate change and rising seas into all its major policy decisions in the near future, and will seek to share the costs of protecting the state among all levels of government and the private sector. A...

Maryland appeals ruling on regulating chickenhouse ammonia

Apr. 22, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Maryland is appealing a court decision that said the state must start regulating ammonia air pollution from chickenhouses. The case is one that could have far-reaching implications for the Eastern Shore’s poultry industry, the Salisbury Daily...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Apr. 21, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: ___ April 21 The South Florida Sun Sentinel on the guilty verdict against Derek Chauvin in George Floyd's killing: A murderer has been found guilty of his crime. That...

Los Angeles County advances return of Black couple's land

Apr. 20, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County leaders took initial steps Tuesday toward returning prime beachfront property to descendants of a Black couple who built a resort for African Americans but were stripped of the land by local city officials a century ago. The...

Byron Bay locals protest planned Netflix reality series

Apr. 20, 2021 02:15 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Angry Byron Bay locals are protesting the filming of a reality television series that some fear will damage the reputation of their trendy Australian tourist town. Around 100 surfers paddled to sea Tuesday to form a cancel symbol off the coast...

California beach shut after Mexico sewage flows north again

Apr. 18, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The entire shoreline of Southern California's Imperial Beach is closed to swimmers and surfers after sewage-contaminated runoff flowed north again from Mexico’s Tijuana River. The closure announced Friday will be in place until testing...

Bethany Beach bans big beach holes; sand safety cited

Apr. 17, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

BETHANY BEACH, Del. (AP) — A Delaware beach town is banning beachgoers from digging large holes in the sand. The new ordinance passed unanimously Friday at the Bethany Beach town council meeting and bans holes larger than 1 foot deep and 2 feet wide. ...

Reed raft stands the test of one of the West’s epic journeys

Apr. 17, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Throughout the history of the West, it’s commonly accepted that the grizzled, one-armed Civil War major and geologist John Wesley Powell was the first to journey by river into the treacherous and unknown depths of the Grand Canyon. But is it...

Sheriff: Man, 82, dies while snorkeling in the Florida Keys

Apr. 16, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — An 82-year-old man died while snorkeling off Key Largo in the Florida Keys, sheriff's officials said. Aleksander Toverovsky of Hallandale Beach died Thursday afternoon after losing consciousness while he was snorkeling, the Monroe County Sheriff's...