Coastlines and beaches

Kevin Orth loads sandbags into cars on Milford Street as he helps residents prepare for Hurricane Florence, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, in Charleston, S.C. (Grace Beahm Alford/The Post And Courier via AP)
September 10, 2018 - 11:16 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Florence exploded into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane Monday as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds up to 140 mph (220 kph) and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern United States later this week. Communities along...
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September 10, 2018 - 1:35 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An official with President Donald Trump's campaign says they are canceling a trip to Mississippi because Hurricane Florence is approaching the southeastern coast of the U.S. Michael Glassner, Chief Operating Officer of Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., announced the news...
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Map shows probable path of Hurricane Florence. ; 1c x 3 inches; 46.5 mm x 76 mm;
September 09, 2018 - 7:14 pm
A rapidly strengthening Hurricane Florence churned across the Atlantic on Sunday toward a possible direct hit on the U.S. Southeast late this week, triggering warnings to people up and down the coast to get their emergency kits ready, map out escape routes and fill sandbags. Red flags flying on...
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A ship tows The Ocean Cleanup’s first buoyant trash-collecting device toward the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco en route to the Pacific Ocean on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. Once deployed, the boom will form a U-shaped barrier to trap plastic and trash that currently makes up the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch." (AP Photo/Lorin Eleni Gill)
September 09, 2018 - 1:23 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Engineers are deploying a trash collection device to corral plastic litter floating between California and Hawaii in an attempt to clean up the world's largest garbage patch in the heart of the Pacific Ocean. The 2,000-foot (600-meter) long floating boom is being towed from San...
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Hurricane
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September 07, 2018 - 11:07 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Florence could cause dangerous surf and rip currents along parts of the U.S. East Coast this weekend as the storm swirls across the Atlantic, according to forecasters at the National Hurricane Center. Though weakened to a tropical storm, Florence was expected to regain hurricane...
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FILE - In this May 21, 2015, file photo, an oil-covered bird flaps its wings amid at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif. A California jury has found a pipeline company guilty of nine criminal charges for causing a 2015 oil spill that was the state's worst coastal spill in 25 years. The jury reached its verdict against Plains All American Pipeline of Houston on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, following a four-month trial. The jury found Plains guilty of a felony count of failing to properly maintain its pipeline and eight misdemeanor charges, including killing marine mammals and protected sea birds. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
September 07, 2018 - 9:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pipeline company was convicted of nine criminal charges Friday for causing the worst California coastal spill in 25 years, a disaster that blackened popular beaches for miles, killed wildlife and hurt tourism and fishing. A Santa Barbara County jury found Houston-based Plains...
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Samuel Woodward talks to his attorney Edward Munoz before being led out of a court hearing at the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach, Calif., on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Woodward is charged with the murder of a University of Pennsylvania student Blaze Bernstein. (Paul Bersebach/The Orange County Register via AP, Pool)
September 04, 2018 - 9:46 pm
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — About six months before he was stabbed to death in what prosecutors call a hate crime, a gay University of Pennsylvania student graphically discussed hopes to have sex with the man now charged in his killing, an investigator said Tuesday. Blaze Bernstein texted a friend...
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A car drives through a road as it slowly begins to flood as Tropical Storm Gordon approaches on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Dauphin Island, Ala. Boaters are evacuating to safe harbors, and motorists are fleeing barrier islands as the Gulf Coast hustles to get ready for the storm. (AP Photo/Dan Anderson)
September 04, 2018 - 3:41 pm
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Families filled sandbags, took patio furniture inside and stocked up on batteries and bottled water as the Gulf Coast prepared Tuesday for Tropical Storm Gordon, which was forecast to become the second hurricane to hit the region in less than a year. Just hours before the...
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FILE - This May 29, 2018, file photo, shows Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain marine terminal in Burnaby, British Columbia. Canada's Federal Court of Appeal on Thursday, Aug. 30, quashed the approval of the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would nearly triple the flow of oil from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
August 30, 2018 - 11:58 am
TORONTO (AP) — Canada's Federal Court of Appeal on Thursday quashed the approval of the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would nearly triple the flow of oil from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast. The decision means the country's National Energy Board will have to redo...
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This photo from video provided by KCBS2/KCAL9 shows dead fish at Malibu Lagoon State Park, as state workers prepare to remove the stinking mess in Malibu, Calif., Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. The unexplained die-off has left hundreds of fish floating in a recently restored lagoon on the tony Malibu coast. Scientists believe the massive die-off, which began last Wednesday, is very likely caused by unusually warm water temperatures. Officials are doing tests on the water and the fish. (KCBS2/KCAL9 via AP)
August 27, 2018 - 7:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California officials were trying Monday to solve a stinky mystery: A die-off has left hundreds of fish floating in a recently restored lagoon on the tony Malibu coast. Scientists believe the Malibu Lagoon die-off, which began last Wednesday, is likely caused by unusually warm...
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