Coastlines and beaches

FILE - In this March 28, 2019 file photo, David Bernhardt, a former oil and gas lobbyist, speaks before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee at his confirmation hearing to head the Interior Department, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate has confirmed Bernhardt as the Interior secretary. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 11, 2019 - 2:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to lead the department on a permanent basis, despite complaints by Democrats that the former oil and gas lobbyist has used his federal position to benefit former industry clients. The Senate voted 56-41 to...
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This aerial photo shows firefighters spraying water on a fire at the KMCO chemical plant on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 in Crosby, Texas. Authorities say the fire has been contained at the plant near Houston and they have lifted an order that instructed residents within a 1-mile (1.6 kilometers) radius of the facility to stay indoors. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
April 05, 2019 - 3:59 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two major chemical plant fires near Houston just 17 days apart closed schools, leaked toxic chemicals into coastal waters and killed a worker, but there's a good chance they won't lead to big industry crackdowns in oil-friendly Texas. Federal investigators have yet to announce...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2015 file photo, the Keystone Steele City pumping station, into which the planned Keystone XL pipeline is to connect to, is seen in Steele City, Neb. President Donald Trump has issued a new presidential permit allowing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, two years after he first approved the long-stalled project. Trump said the permit issued Friday, March 29, 2019, replaces one granted in March 2017. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
March 29, 2019 - 7:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving defiantly to kick-start the long-stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline, President Donald Trump on Friday issued a new presidential permit for the project — two years after he first approved it and more than a decade after it was first proposed. Trump said the permit issued...
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In this Tuesday, March 12, 2019 photo, a loggerhead turtle swims in a tank at a marine animal rehabilitation center near Boston. Warmer waters in New England are proving attractive to sea turtles, but with a catch. Many are swimming north only to be trapped by cooling waters. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 28, 2019 - 1:14 am
QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — At a sea turtle hospital housed at an old New England shipyard, a biologist leans over a table and uses a needle to draw blood from a sick loggerhead before tagging its flailing flipper. These were the first tentative steps toward a return to the ocean for this juvenile...
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Beira Mayor Daviz Simango, right, pauses from directing disaster relief operations in Beira, Mozambique, Monday March 25, 2019. Simango dreamed about protecting his people from climate change with much of the city being below sea level on a coastline that experts call one of the world's most vulnerable to global warming's rising waters. (AP Photo/Cara Anna)
March 27, 2019 - 9:43 am
BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — Long before Cyclone Idai roared in and tore apart Mozambique's seaside city of Beira, the mayor dreamed of protecting his people from climate change. It would be a huge challenge. Large parts of the city of 500,000 residents are below sea level on a coastline that experts...
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March 24, 2019 - 4:47 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Residents of Australia's northwest coast were bracing for a torrid night of fierce winds and heavy rain on Sunday as the country's second major cyclone of the weekend slowly wound toward land. A day after Cyclone Trevor hit a remote part of the Northern Territory coast, slow-moving...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife Susan visit a church at Byblos, Lebanon, Saturday, March 23, 2019. (Jim Young/Pool Photo via AP)
March 23, 2019 - 3:57 pm
BYBLOS, Lebanon (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife Susan spent much of the second and last day of their visit to Lebanon touring historical churches and a centuries-old citadel in this coastal city Saturday. The tour in Byblos and a nearby village came a day after Pompeo...
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In a satellite image acquired from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, Cyclone Trevor moves over the Northern Territory captured at 0810am AEDT, Tuesday, 19 March 2019. Australia is evacuating about 2,000 people from parts of northern Australia ahead of the cyclone with winds gusting up to 160 miles an hour (260 kph) expected to hit on Saturday. (Bureau of Meteorology/AAP Image via AP)
March 21, 2019 - 3:35 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Authorities on Thursday were moving about 2,000 people inland from part of Australia's northern coast ahead of a powerful cyclone expected to hit on Saturday. Evacuees were being moved by air and road from remote, mostly indigenous communities on the east coast of the Northern...
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Former UKIP party leader Nigel Farage joins the start of the first leg of March to Leave the European Union, in Sunderland, England, Saturday, March 16, 2019. Hard-core Brexiteers led by former U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage set out on a two-week "Leave Means Leave" march between northern England and London, accusing politicians of "betraying the will of the people." (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
March 16, 2019 - 1:47 pm
SUNDERLAND, England (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Portugal is telling British visitors that regardless of Brexit, they are welcome to continue enjoying the country's sunny beaches, golf courses and wine cellars. A new official tourism campaign declares: "Brelcome,...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2017 file photo, a boat crosses New York Harbor in front of the Manhattan skyline. Mayor Bill de Blasio is announcing a plan, Thursday, March 14, 2019, to protect lower Manhattan from rising sea levels by surrounding it with earthen berms and extending its shoreline by as much as 500 feet. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
March 14, 2019 - 3:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan Thursday to meet the "existential threat" of climate change by extending a section of the lower Manhattan coastline as much as 500 feet (152 meters) into the East River. The Democratic mayor said the $10 billion effort to protect...
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