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Hurricane Sam, small but mighty, swirls offshore in Atlantic

Sep. 27, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Sam was a powerful Category 3 storm in the Atlantic Ocean on Monday but was centered well offshore and posed no threats to land, though it could generate dangerous rip currents. Sam is located about 700 miles (1,127 kilometers) east of the...

More public sand for Jersey Shore town with access issues

Sep. 27, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

DEAL, N.J. (AP) — A Jersey Shore town with a long history of trying to discourage outsiders from using its beaches is about to get millions of dollars worth of new sand, paid for by federal and New Jersey taxpayers. U.S. Rep Frank Pallone Jr., a Democrat, said Monday...

Earth-monitoring Landsat 9 satellite launches in California

Sep. 27, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The latest in a series of U.S. satellites that has recorded human and natural impacts on Earth’s surface for decades was launched into orbit from California on Monday to ensure continued observations in the era of climate change. Landsat 9 was...

US Steel shuts down Indiana plant after wastewater discharge

Sep. 27, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — U.S. Steel temporarily shuttered operations at a northwest Indiana plant Monday after it leaked an orange substance into a Lake Michigan tributary, prompting the closure of a water treatment facility and several nearby beaches. The U.S. Steel...

Maine finds no violations at salmon farm fish die off site

Sep. 27, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

FRENCHBORO, Maine (AP) — Regulators in Maine said they found no permit violations stemming from thousands of fish deaths at an aquaculture operation off the state's coast. Cooke Aquaculture, a Canada-based fish farming giant, operates salmon farms that include...

Small islands caught between tourism economy, climate change

Sep. 27, 2021 08:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Come visit the Maldives, its president entreated the world at this year's United Nations General Assembly, moments before switching to an impassioned plea for help combating climate change. The adjacent appeals illustrated a central dilemma for many small island developing...

Cyclone floods parts of India's east coast, knocks out power

Sep. 27, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — A cyclone flooded parts of India's eastern coast with heavy rains and uprooted thousands of trees and power poles, knocking out electricity, before weakening to a deep depression Monday. Heavy rains lashed the town of Kalingapatnam in Andhra...

Police kill armed man on crowded Southern California beach

Sep. 26, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Police officers shot and killed an armed man in the sand in front of dozens of terrified witnesses, many who had gathered at Huntington Beach for the U.S. Open of Surfing. Officers responding to reports of a man with a gun made contact...

Forecasters: Sam a major hurricane, but intensity to vary

Sep. 26, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Sam was a Category 4 storm early Sunday, but forecasters said the system could fluctuate in strength over the next day or so as it churns far from land over the Atlantic Ocean. Sam was centered about 905 miles (1,455 kilometers) east-southeast of...

New rules could allow building closer to dunes on St. Simons

Sep. 26, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Leaders on one of Georgia's most popular coastal islands are considering letting developers build closer to sand dunes. The Brunswick News reports that a planning commission that governs construction on St. Simons Island is discussing...