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Coastlines and beaches
May 19, 2016
Hawaii shark study aims to understand why they bite
New research released Thursday shows tiger sharks naturally favor waters near Maui that are close to some of Hawaii's most ...
May 19, 2016
Feds: Failures led to and prolonged California oil spill
A pipeline company responsible for spilling more than 120,000 gallons of oil on the California coast failed to prevent ...
May 19, 2016
The Latest: US says pipe operator failed to detect oil spill
The Latest on the federal investigation into an oil spill on the California coast a year ago (all times local): 12:01 p.m.
May 17, 2016
Company charged for oil spill that fouled California beaches
A Texas pipeline company that spilled more than 140,000 gallons of crude oil on the California coast last year was indicted ...
May 16, 2016
Companies propose deep-water wind farms off Hawaii shores
Massive wind turbines could end up floating in deep ocean waters off Hawaii's shores under proposals to bring more renewable ...
May 14, 2016
3 slain near beach in troubled Mexican resort of Acapulco
Mexican authorities say three men were gunned down in a tourist-hotel quarter of the Pacific Coast resort city of Acapulco.
May 07, 2016
Starfish babies return in droves following massive die-off
Droves of baby starfish are returning to Oregon and Northern California's shores after a wasting disease decimated whole ...
May 06, 2016
Mythical Morrison cave closed over Doors-inspired graffiti
As the Doors song goes, this is the end. Fans of the band who have marked up a scenic cave on the California coast with ...
April 29, 2016
60,000-pound whale carcass removed from California beach
It literally was a whale of a job. Crews on Friday finished removing the estimated 60,000-pound carcass of a rotting whale ...
April 28, 2016
Whale on California beach being cut up, sent to landfill
Crews used earth-moving equipment Thursday to begin removing a massive gray whale carcass from Southern California's San ...
April 26, 2016
Onlookers marvel at size, stench of dead whale in California
The massive, reeking carcass of a 40-foot gray whale rotted Tuesday at a popular California surfing spot, luring dozens of ...
April 26, 2016
AP Interview: Saudi prince unveils plans to welcome tourists
Saudi Arabia has plans to issue select visas to welcome tens of thousands of tourists a year as part of a sweeping national ...
April 25, 2016
Oyster farms, shorebird vie for space on NJ bay beaches
Oyster farming is the kind of business an environmentalist should love: it doesn't use harmful chemicals or deplete natural ...
April 19, 2016
Senate takes up energy bill after 2-month delay for Flint
The Senate on Tuesday revived a bill that would promote a variety of energy sources, from renewables such as solar and wind ...
April 15, 2016
Zookeeper mourned a day after being fatally injured by tiger
South Florida zoo staffers and friends of a veteran keeper attacked and killed by a Malayan tiger met Saturday morning to ...
April 14, 2016
Hawaii moves to crack down on campsite rentals on Airbnb
Hawaii lawmakers are taking aim at a burgeoning vacation rental market: online brokers offering up tents to tourists on the ...
April 13, 2016
Birds aim for Alabama island on soaring journey across South
Officials on Alabama's Dauphin Island say the spring bird migration season is bringing flocks of tourists and nature lovers ...
April 12, 2016
Rubber brain, birth control pills, keg among NJ beach trash
A sweep of New Jersey beaches last year turned up the usual seashells, sandcastles and seaweed. But, plenty of not-so-typical ...
April 04, 2016
Small fish eaten by bigger species protected on West Coast
Federal officials finalized rules Monday for a West Coast ban on catching forage fish, the small fish that larger species, ...
March 31, 2016
Gray whale puts on show at Southern California beach
A Pacific gray whale put on a show at Southern California's Redondo Beach, popping its huge head out of the waves and rolling ...