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  • Island nation of Kiribati bans commercial fishing in part of Pacific

    Island nation of Kiribati bans commercial fishing in part of Pacific
    Kiribati will prohibit commercial fishing in a swath of ocean that is a major spawning ground for tuna, the Pacific island nation’s president said this week, not long before President Obama announced U.S. plans to protect top marine areas and...
  • Florida tiene 4 de las 10 mejores playas en EEUU | FOTOS

    Florida tiene 4 de las 10 mejores playas en EEUU | FOTOS
    ¿No tienes presupuesto para unas vacaciones lejos de casa en este verano? No te preocupes porque a tan solo unas cuantas millas, dentro del mismo Estado del Sol, puedes disfrutar de paradisíacos lugares. La lista anual de las mejores playas en Estados...
  • Shedd applauds creation of world's largest marine protected area in the Pacific Ocean

    Coral reefs are projected to be gone by 2050; seafood is predicted to disappear by 2048. There has never been a more critical time to protect our oceans. We applaud President Barack Obama and his administration for his public commitment to create the...
  • Half-century later, 'Kennedy Compromise' yields Lake Michigan erosion

    Half-century later, 'Kennedy Compromise' yields Lake Michigan erosion
    The flow of sand on the southernmost tip of Lake Michigan is out of balance, creating serious erosion in some places and too much sand in others, experts say. After decades of treating the problem at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in a more or less...
  • 38th Street beach named a Superstar

    38th Street beach named a Superstar
    Among the most popular American beaches, the cleanest California waters break on 38th Street beach on the Balboa Peninsula, a new study has found. The Newport Beach location was the only one in California to qualify for a list of 35 "Superstar Beaches"...
  • Griswold Airport Is Reborn As Madison's Salt Meadow Park

    Griswold Airport Is Reborn As Madison's Salt Meadow Park
    A plane flew low over the marshes of Long Island Sound, and I stood at the edge of a crumbling runway wondering if the pilot might start descending, forgetting that Griswold Airport is now just a distant memory. On a warm summer morning, I stood on the...
  • Tiptoeing Under The Tulip Trees In Vernon

    Tiptoeing Under The Tulip Trees In Vernon
    For some reason, the song "Tiptoe Through The Tulips" has stuck in my head over the years. I found myself humming it once again as I made my way around the tulip tree trail in the wilds of Vernon. I even found myself changing the lyrics a bit. "Tiptoe...
  • Volunteers work to protect California historic site from looters

    Volunteers work to protect California historic site from looters
    Kim Preston lodged her walking stick against a steep slope of crumbled granite dotted with dusty lupine, and began her descent. Her destination lay 160 feet below the high-water mark — a maze of bone-dry rock piles that miners had moved by hand to...
  • Hawaii: Oahu's Duke Kahanamoku Beach named best in U.S. by Dr. Beach

    Need a sand bucket list for the best beaches in the nation? Start with Duke Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The Honolulu beach was picked as the best in the nation, according to Dr. Beach, aka Stephen Leatherman, a professor at...
  • Closure of Jones Road parking lot in Gunpowder Falls State Park opens Park Service to criticism

    Closure of Jones Road parking lot in Gunpowder Falls State Park opens Park Service to criticism
    Since May 2, boaters and anglers trying to use a Gunpowder Falls State Park parking lot in Kingsville have encountered a padlocked gate. Signs in English and Spanish flanking the gate say the Jones Road lot is closed through Sept. 1 to “allow the...
  • State police recover body of man in Patapsco waters

    State police recover body of man in Patapsco waters
    Maryland State Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in shallow water in Patapsco Valley State Park in the Brooklyn Park area on Wednesday. Police said the man was found in about two feet of water in the Patapsco River near...