Coastlines and beaches

Orthodox faithful attend a memorial service for the victims of a forest fire, inside a church at Mati village, east of Athens, Sunday, July 29, 2018. Hundreds of worshippers attended a memorial service in Mati for the dozens who perished in a wildfire that devastated the seaside resort. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)
July 29, 2018 - 1:28 pm
MATI, Greece (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of a deadly wildfire in Greece (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Fire officials in Greece have raised the death toll from a wildfire that raged through a coastal area east of Athens to 91 and reported that 25 people are missing six days after blaze. Before...
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In this Monday, July 23, 2018 image from video provided by Elia Kallia, people escaping wildfires wade into the waters of the "Silver Coast" beach in Mati, Greece. Dozens were either killed by flames or drowned as they tried to flee the fire into the nearby sea, waiting for hours in the water for rescue from local fishermen and other boat owners. (Elia Kallia via AP)
July 28, 2018 - 8:27 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Funerals for the victims of Greece's lethal wildfire began Saturday with the burial of an elderly priest who drowned as he sought safety from the flames in the sea off the coastal community of Mati. Hundreds of people attended Father Spyridon Papapostolou's funeral in his...
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In this image made from video provided by Chris Rogers, surfer Koa Smith rides a wave off the coast of Namibia, on the Western shore of Africa. Smith rode for nearly a mile over a 120-second span and stayed upright as he traveled through eight barrels--the hollow formed by the curve of the wave as it breaks over the surfer's head. (Chris Rogers via AP)
July 27, 2018 - 9:12 am
To say Koa Smith was at the right place at the right time is perfectly accurate. To say he got lucky — that's missing the point. Perched precariously on his surfboard, the 23-year-old from Hawaii rode a wave off the coast of Namibia, on the western shore of Africa, for 120 straight seconds. He...
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July 24, 2018 - 12:41 pm
MADRID (AP) — Emergency services say a catamaran carrying day-tripping tourists along the coast of northwestern Spain has caught fire, injuring five people. Authorities in the Galicia region say on their Twitter account that two people sustained serious burns and were airlifted to a hospital...
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Lawmakers stand by as New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, center, signs a bill banning smoking on parks and beaches on the boardwalk in Long Branch, N.J., Friday, July 20, 2018. Fines would start at $250 for a first offense and go up to $1,000 for a third offense for people smoking out of designated areas. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
July 20, 2018 - 5:43 pm
LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy has signed a bill banning smoking at the state's public beaches and parks, but local communities can opt out and set aside small smoking sections. The Democratic governor on Friday signed a measure that was passed by the state Legislature last month. While...
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This photo provided by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) shows the stretch of Highway 1 that has been rebuilt and opened for traffic Wednesday morning, July 18, 2018, near Big Sur, Calif., on the California coast. The coastal road that links San Francisco and Los Angeles was blocked by a massive landslide in May, 2017 that moved millions of tons of earth, displacing 75 acres (30 hectares) of land. (Caltrans via AP)
July 18, 2018 - 3:30 pm
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — A scenic stretch of Highway 1 in a popular tourist area along the California coast reopened to traffic Wednesday, more than a year after it was blocked by a massive landslide, officials said. The newly built, two-lane stretch of road in Big Sur opened two days ahead of...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 19, 2017 file photo, marine life grows on ancient North African amphorae at the site of a 4th century A.D. shipwreck off the coast of Albania. On the seabed off the rugged shores of Albania, one of the world's least explored underwater coastlines, lies a wealth of treasures, and researchers are urging Albanian authorities to build a museum to display the artefacts. (AP Photo/Geo Delveroudis, FILE)
July 04, 2018 - 8:51 am
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Hundreds of Roman and Greek artifacts and ancient shipwrecks sitting under Albania's barely explored coastline are in danger of falling prey to looters or treasure hunters if not properly protected, researchers and archaeologists warn. James Goold, chairman of the Florida-...
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Surrounded by ice, commercial fishing boats are docked in their slips after more than a week's worth of frigid weather froze the harbor in Lake Montauk in Montauk, N.Y., on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. Only a few commercial boats remain in Montauk harbor during the winter months fishing for species such as porgy, tilefish, monkfish and black sea bass. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
June 14, 2018 - 6:13 am
MONTAUK, N.Y. (AP) — Even after winter storms left East Coast harbors thick with ice, some of the country's top chefs and trendy restaurants were offering sushi-grade tuna supposedly pulled in fresh off the coast of New York. But it was just an illusion. No tuna was landing there. The fish had long...
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Most of the Kapoho area including the tide pools is now covered in fresh lava with few properties still intact as the Kilauea Volcano lower east rift zone eruption continues on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Pahoa, Hawaii. (AP Photo/LE Baskow)
June 07, 2018 - 10:11 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Lava from the Kilauea volcano that flowed into Kapoho Bay has created nearly a mile of new land and officials with the U.S. Geological Survey said Thursday the flow is still very active and there's no way to know when the eruption will end or if more lava-spewing vents will open...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2014, file photo, an endangered southern resident female orca leaps from the water while breaching in Puget Sound, west of Seattle. A conservation group says the federal government is failing to protect offshore areas along the U.S. West Coast to help the endangered Puget Sound orcas. The Center for Biological Diversity told the National Marine Fisheries Service Wednesday, June 6, 2018, it will sue if the agency continues to delay in designating more marine waters where the whales, now numbering only 76, would be protected. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
June 06, 2018 - 8:18 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A conservation group wants the federal government to move forward with protecting offshore areas along the U.S. West Coast to help endangered killer whales. The Center for Biological Diversity told the National Marine Fisheries Service on Wednesday that it plans to take legal action...
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