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Mayor offers waterfront plan to save Boston from rising seas

Oct. 17, 2018 4:50 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh unveiled a plan Wednesday to transform the city's waterfront to protect the low-lying, extensively landfilled city from climate change and rising sea levels. The Democratic mayor's "Resilient Boston Harbor" plan calls for the creation of 67 acres (27 hectares) of new...

Congress approves massive water-projects bill

Oct. 10, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has approved a sprawling bill to improve the nation's ports, dams and harbors, protect against floods, restore shorelines and support other water-related projects. If signed by President Donald Trump, America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 would authorize more than $6 billion...

USS Arizona Memorial closes after loading dock sinks

Oct. 2, 2018 1:38 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor will be closed for the rest of the week after the floating dock where visitors depart to the site became partially submerged, the National Park Service said. Boat tours to the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument in Honolulu stopped...

Humpback whales spotted feeding in Boston Harbor

Aug. 29, 2018 11:50 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — People taking whale watch cruises out of Boston usually have to travel miles out to sea to spot whales. But several humpback whales have been spotted in the harbor in the last few days, providing thrills just a quarter mile from downtown Boston. The Massachusetts Department of Conservation...