Latest Coastlines and beaches News

Florida state report shows toxic algae levels

Nov. 26, 2022 03:12 AM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Scientists are saying a red tide bloom that’s lingered along the coast for a few weeks is now being fed by nutrients running off the landscape in the wake of Hurricane Ian. Red tide (Karenia brevis) is a naturally occurring organism in the Gulf of Mexico...

Tampa Bay is not the name of a city

Nov. 25, 2022 03:14 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mario Núñez has opinions, strong ones, about how Tampa should be promoted. What should a Tampa resident be called? “Tampeño,” said Núñez, host of The Tampa Natives Show that celebrates the city’s history. “End of debate.” ...

President Biden declares coastal SC disaster area after Ian

Nov. 24, 2022 12:47 PM EST

COLUMBIA,, S.C. (AP) — Three coastal counties in South Carolina have been declared disaster areas from damage from this fall's Hurricane Ian, allowing people to get federal money for repairs and assistance. President Joe Biden approved the disaster declaration this week for...

Air pollution monitoring to increase for Oregon communities

Nov. 24, 2022 11:11 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two of Oregon’s most economically disadvantaged and racially diverse communities — one in Portland and the other on the south coast — are getting a boost in their fight against air pollution. The air-quality challenges facing “environmental justice...

Surf park concept is making waves but hinges on one thing

Nov. 24, 2022 03:12 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — People keep asking Tony Miller exactly when he’ll open his Tampa Bay surf park project. He doesn’t have an answer yet. Peak Surf Park, a first-of-its-kind attraction for a region with a lack of surfable waves, was announced earlier this year...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Nov. 23, 2022 07:12 AM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. November 22, 2022. Editorial: On migrant flights, what is DeSantis hiding? You can see why Gov. DeSantis wants to prevent Floridians from learning more about the flights that took migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard. ...

Farewell, Coastal, the ACC's always unpredictable division

Nov. 22, 2022 19:16 PM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Farewell, ACC Coastal. And good riddance. Every summer, every league in the country has some sort of preseason media gathering, the Atlantic Coast Conference included. Those events always go the same way: Coaches downplay expectations, quarterbacks praise...

Whales off California coast delay commercial crab season

Nov. 21, 2022 22:11 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For the fourth year in a row, the start of the commercial Dungeness crab season in California will be delayed to protect humpback whales from becoming entangled in trap and buoy lines, it was announced Monday. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife...

Washington bans fish-farming net pens, citing salmon threat

Nov. 18, 2022 18:54 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington banned fish-farming with net pens in state waters on Friday, citing danger to struggling native salmon. Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz issued an executive order banning the aquaculture method, which involves raising fish in large floating pens...

Environmental groups sue DOT over Mississippi road project

Nov. 18, 2022 14:09 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A group of environmental and racial justice organizations filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday against the U.S. Department of Transportation and its secretary, Pete Buttigieg, seeking to halt a Gulf Coast road project that the group says will harm the environment near...