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2008-09-09 18:00:15

By COURTNEY HACKNEY The recent visit by Tropical Storm Fay reminds us that the First Coast is subject to change at any time. Nature doesn't care where we place property boundaries or homes and may change the landscape without notice.

2008-08-19 12:00:29

By Michael Savage Di Wrightson used to complain that a row of bungalows blocked the view of the sea from her home in the picturesque village of Happisburgh, pronounced "Haysbrough", on the north Norfolk coast. Now she says she wishes they were still there to block her view.

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2008-08-12 13:45:00

United States and University of New Hampshire scientists will depart from Barrow, Alaska to begin a three-week journey on Thursday to compose a map of the ocean floor and the continental shelf for future oil and natural gas exploration.

2008-06-19 15:00:18

U.S. scientists say they've started a two-year experiment testing a new method of dealing with polluted sediment in coastal waterways. The University of New Hampshire researchers are in a polluted sediment mud flat at the edge of the Cocheco River near downtown Dover, N.H.

2008-06-14 03:00:16

By Shelley Terry, Star Beacon, Ashtabula, Ohio Jun. 14--ASHTABULA -- Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad W. Allen will travel Monday with Rep. Steven C. LaTourette, R-Concord, to Coast Guard Stations Fairport and Ashtabula. Allen, LaTourette and a representative from the U.S.

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2008-06-04 16:00:00

A U.N. University report said on Wednesday that high food prices could be adding pressure for more fishing along coasts where the environment faces threats from pollution and climate change.

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2008-04-26 00:00:00

Along the U.S.-Mexico border, the fragile salt marshes at the mouth of the Tijuana River are clinging to life as one of the last vestiges of undeveloped California coast, where tall grasses sway gently in the breeze and rare birds stop to nest.

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2008-03-24 13:10:00

An Atlantic storm that kicked up huge waves reaching as high 30 feet has caused the beaches of Barbados to become littered with pieces of broken coral.

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2008-02-14 13:45:00

More than 40 percent of the world’s oceans are heavily impacted by human activities, including overfishing and pollution, according to a new study that will appear in tomorrow’s peer-reviewed journal Science.

2008-01-17 14:20:00

The changing climate is threatening the coast of Britain. Seven of the ten warmest years ever recorded for Britain’s waters have been in the last decade, the governments “Marine Climate Change Impacts” report shows.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.