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US Coast Guard rescues 3 US sailors in Atlantic Ocean

Jun. 27, 2022 14:59 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard said Monday that it rescued three U.S. sailors whose vessel began taking on water during a trip from the British Virgin Islands to Bermuda. The rescue involved a three-day tow to Puerto Rico that covered some 300 nautical miles (555...

Dolphins in Lisbon river show benefits of protecting nature

Jun. 26, 2022 14:02 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Delegates attending a U.N. conference in Lisbon next week might take inspiration for their efforts to protect the oceans by looking out of the venue’s windows at Portugal’s longest river, where frolicking dolphins nowadays delight locals and tourists. ...

Camino pilgrims help rural Spain’s emptying villages survive

Jun. 19, 2022 06:04 AM EDT

TERRADILLOS DE LOS TEMPLARIOS, Spain (AP) — Amid the vast grain fields of Spain, a medieval church stands guard over the handful of adobe homes where some 50 people live — and twice as many travelers along the Camino de Santiago spend the night this summer. Terradillos de los...

Union authorizes Atlantic City casino strike next month

Jun. 15, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City casino workers on Wednesday authorized their leaders to call a strike against the gambling houses if new contracts are not reached by the beginning of July. Members of Local 54 of the Unite Here union authorized their negotiating committee...

Ship owners sought CO2 exemption when the sea gets too wavy

Jun. 10, 2022 13:45 PM EDT

The world's ocean freight shipping companies recently called on international maritime authorities to exclude pollution that their vessels spew in bad weather from new regulations, a condition that would apply almost a third of the time in the Atlantic. But the effort failed Friday. ...

Warship sunk off NC in ‘astounding’ shape, experts say

Jun. 06, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

One of the nation’s most revered military shipwrecks was visited in May by a NOAA-backed team and they made a surprising discovery 16 miles off North Carolina. The Civil War ironclad USS Monitor is apparently refusing to surrender to the forces of nature. Despite being on the...

Autonomous Mayflower reaches American shores -- in Canada

Jun. 05, 2022 14:39 PM EDT

A crewless robotic boat that had tried to retrace the 1620 sea voyage of the Mayflower has finally reached the shores of North America — this time in Canada instead of the Massachusetts coast where its namesake landed more than 400 years ago. The sleek autonomous trimaran docked in...

Heavy rain hits Florida, flooding strands Miami vehicles

Jun. 04, 2022 22:58 PM EDT

Parts of South Florida were experiencing road flooding from heavy rain and wind Saturday as a storm system that battered Mexico moved across the state. Officials in Miami warned drivers about road conditions as many cars were stuck on flooded streets. “This is a...

Tropical storm warning for parts of Florida, Cuba, Bahamas

Jun. 03, 2022 22:59 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Tropical storm warnings were issued Friday for much of the Florida peninsula, Cuba and the Bahamas as a system that battered Mexico moves through the Gulf of Mexico, killing at least two in Cuba and bringing threats of heavy rain and wind for the weekend. ...

Storm watches posted for Florida as system moves into Gulf

Jun. 02, 2022 21:44 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tropical storm watches were posted Thursday for Florida, Cuba and the Bahamas as the system that battered Mexico moves to the east. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm once known as Agatha in the Pacific Ocean will be known as Alex in...