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Editorial Roundup: Florida

May. 25, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. May 24, 2022. Editorial: Florida’s new elections chief won’t bury The Big Lie Gov. Ron DeSantis’ new chief elections official, Cord Byrd, could have saved himself a whole lot of justifiable criticism Tuesday if he had simply...

Park service warns of house debris on North Carolina coast

May. 25, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

MANTEO, N.C. (AP) — Debris from two houses that collapsed into the surf on North Carolina's Outer Banks are washing onshore, prompting the National Park Service to issue warnings to visitors walking along the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The park service said in a news release...

Late spring storm keeping some Jersey shore beaches closed

May. 25, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

NORTH WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Erosion from a late spring storm will keep some beaches at the Jersey Shore from being ready for visitors on Memorial Day weekend, but overall, the shore came through the winter in good shape. Scientists and local officials at some shore towns say a...

Indigenous leader, son killed in Nicaragua land invasion

May. 23, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A local Indigenous leader and his son died in a gunfight with land invaders who tried to run them off their land near Nicaragua's northern Caribbean coast, an environmental group said Monday. Tránsito Melgara, a leader in Sukatpin, a Miskito community in the Twi...

No lifeguards at Lewes beaches due to staffing shortage

May. 22, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

LEWES, Del. (AP) — Visitors can expect to see a new sign at the beaches in Lewes this summer: Swim at your own risk. The two municipal beaches in Lewes — now known as Savannah Beach and Johnnie Walker Beach — will not be guarded this summer due to staffing challenges, according...

Parris Island wages battles, not war, against climate change

May. 21, 2022 11:50 AM EDT

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Rising seas are encroaching on one of America’s most storied military installations, where thousands of recruits are molded into Marines each year amid the salt marshes of South Carolina’s Lowcountry region. Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island...

Erosion threatens graves at riverside Norfolk cemetery

May. 21, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Dozens of graves at a city-owned cemetery in Norfolk are threatened by eroding shorelines on the Elizabeth River. A city review of the 44-acre site at Riverside Memorial Park found the shoreline surrounding the cemetery has been damaged by decades of dredging,...

Hangout Festival returns to Alabama coast after 2-year break

May. 21, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — One of the biggest entertainment events in Alabama, the beachfront Hangout Festival, is back after a two-year break caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The three-day music festival opened at the public beach in Gulf Shores on Friday, and it continues through...

Economy, China, climate dominate as Australia set for polls

May. 20, 2022 03:59 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australians will go to the polls on Saturday following a six-week campaign that has focused on pandemic-fueled inflation, climate change and fears of a Chinese military outpost being established less than 2,000 kilometers (1,200 miles) off Australia’s shore. ...

Deep beach holes are dangerous, Outer Banks town warns

May. 18, 2022 16:34 PM EDT

A town on North Carolina's Outer Banks issued a public plea to beachgoers about the dangers of digging holes on the oceanfront just hours before a man died at a New Jersey beach when a hole collapsed on him. Officials from Kill Devil Hills posted a picture Tuesday on Facebook showing...