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Plan to heal Barnegat Bay, which has been 'loved to death'

Oct. 26, 2021 09:23 AM EDT

BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Governments, academics and scientists are proposing an ambitious effort to improve the health of Barnegat Bay, the fragile New Jersey waterway that “has been loved to death.” The Barnegat Bay Partnership, a constellation of groups...

How one Lewes man's Henlopen sea salt revives beach memories

Oct. 23, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, De. (AP) — Remember that feeling when you were a kid, body-surfing in the ocean, feeding off the energy of those Delaware waves? Adrenaline rushes as the water builds, preparing for the incoming swell that you hope to time correctly. ...

In 'Becoming Cousteau,' diving into the depths of Jacques

Oct. 21, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Who was Jacques-Yves Cousteau, exactly? He was an oceanographer and explorer but held no scientific degree. He was an environmentalist whose voyages were nevertheless sometimes funded by oil companies seeking drilling sites. He was a filmmaker who made...

Israeli scuba diver discovers ancient Crusader sword

Oct. 19, 2021 08:08 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli scuba diver has salvaged an ancient sword off the country's Mediterranean coast that experts say dates back to the Crusaders. Israel's Antiquities Authority said Monday the man was on a weekend dive in northern Israel when he spotted a trove...

Foxwoods casino seeks approvals to build high-end RV park

Oct. 15, 2021 15:01 PM EDT

PRESTON, Conn. (AP) — The Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, owners and operators of Foxwoods Resort Casino, is seeking to develop a luxury RV resort on land the tribal nation has owned since 1994. The tribe and Blue Water Development Corp., of Ocean City, Maryland, recently...

Fugitive sought in scheme to sell Raymond Pettibon forgeries

Oct. 14, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities are accusing a fugitive of selling forged paintings by Raymond Pettibon, a successful contemporary artist who got his break decades ago by doing album covers for punk rock bands like Black Flag and Sonic Youth. Aspiring artist...

Authorities identify woman who drowned while kayaking

Oct. 11, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities on Monday identified a woman who drowned while kayaking on the North Platte River near Scottsbluff. The woman was identified as Linda D. Schledewitz, 65, of rural Scottsbluff, according to Scotts Bluff County Attorney Dave Eubanks....

Woman drowns while canoeing on western Nebraska river

Oct. 10, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — A woman drowned while canoeing on the North Platte River near Scottsbluff in western Nebraska. Scotts Bluff County Sheriff Mark Overman the canoe the woman and her husband were using overturned Friday afternoon near Scottsbluff's wastewater...

Fishers, green coalition: Beach widening at NJ Shore a waste

Oct. 07, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

DEAL, N.J. (AP) — A coalition of environmental and fishing groups says New Jersey should drop a plan to double the amount of money it spends on beach replenishment, asserting that money could be better spent on more effective ways to protect the state from climate change. ...

In 'The Rescue' a perilous underwater mission in focus

Oct. 07, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Stanton, the elite British cave diver who helped lead the mission to save 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in Thailand in 2018, isn’t much for movies. Stanton will without hesitation plunge into the murkiest of waters but he rarely sets foot...