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Delaware’s inland bays contribute to state's economy

Sep. 24, 2022 09:08 AM EDT

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — The fiery reflection of a sunset on the bay. The misty sea breeze that rushes past while boating through the inlet. The regal flight of a heron across the verdant marsh. For many, experiencing Delaware’s inland bays can be priceless. ...

Poland opens new sea waterway to cut dependence from Russia

Sep. 17, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s top leaders celebrated the opening Saturday of a new — albeit unfinished — canal that they say will mean ships no longer must secure Russia’s permission to sail from the Baltic Sea to the ports of the Vistula Lagoon. The event was timed to...

Flaming Gorge falls as drought felt higher up Colorado River

Sep. 16, 2022 10:08 AM EDT

FLAMING GORGE RESERVOIR, Wyo. (AP) — Tony Valdez wasn't worried about being left high and dry when he bought Buckboard Marina three years ago, but that's changed with the receding waters of Flaming Gorge Reservoir. This year, he has already dredged 10 feet (3 meters) so boats could...

New research facility shows how to live with rising tides

Sep. 11, 2022 09:17 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Elizabeth River Project’s latest work doesn’t fight the rising tide. It will roll with it. The environmental group is constructing a 6,500-foot resilience lab along Colley Avenue and Knitting Mill Creek. The building has an intentional life span of about...

Advocates aim to diversify Annapolis sailing

Sep. 04, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Barefoot and in borrowed life jackets, Jayden Hill and Rondell Franklin leaned back in their 12-foot dinghy, skimming alongside the sleek yachts and sightseeing boats of the Chesapeake Bay. Neither had sailed before this summer, nor been so close to the Naval...

Landmark Miami restaurant is celebrating 50 years

Aug. 28, 2022 03:17 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — When it opened 50 years ago, the restaurant with the best view of Miami existed in a different world. The theme was all tiki, all the time. You could not find a trace of sushi or a whole-fried fish on the menu. A Mai Tai was the best accompaniment to your teriyaki...

Children rescued from sinking vehicle at Utah reservoir

Aug. 23, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 9-year-old boy who was stuck submerged underwater at a Utah reservoir for more than 10 minutes remains hospitalized and in critical condition on Monday. The boy and his two siblings were in their family's truck when it slid down a boat ramp while they were...

Southern California lake closed because of toxic algae bloom

Aug. 21, 2022 12:00 PM EDT

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — Southern California's Lake Elsinore has been closed to swimming, boating, kayaking and fishing due to an algae bloom that produces toxins that could be harmful to people and animals, officials said. The city of Lake Elsinore issued a “danger”...

Boston police boat comes to rescue of stranded groom

Aug. 16, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Officers with the Boston Police Department's harbor patrol unit are used to helping boaters in distress, but last weekend Officer Joe Matthews came to the rescue of a groom in danger of missing his own wedding. Patrick Mahoney was scheduled to get married on Thompson...

New Zealand river's personhood status offers hope to Māori

Aug. 15, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

WHANGANUI, New Zealand (AP) — The Whanganui River is surging into the ocean, fattened from days of winter rain and yellowed from the earth and clay that has collapsed into its sides. Logs and debris hurtle past as dusk looms. Sixty-one-year-old Tahi Nepia is calmly paddling his...