3 years after storm, Saxon Harbor reopens on Lake Superior
SAXON HARBOR, Wis. (AP) — More than three years have passed since torrents of rain overwhelmed Oronto and Parker creeks and sent waves of mud into the marina.
Groups ‘skeptical’ of Savannah harbor oxygen injector test
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Conservation groups "remain skeptical" that machines injecting oxygen into the Savannah harbor will offset threats to fish caused by deepening the busy shipping channel to the...
English Channel dolphins carry ‘toxic cocktail’ of chemicals
BERLIN (AP) — Bottlenose dolphins in the English Channel harbor a "toxic cocktail" of chemicals, some of which have been banned for decades and which may be harming the rare marine mammals'...
Leaf peepers could peep for science with Acadia climate work
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Scientists say vacation photos from Maine's Acadia National Park could help them understand changes in fall foliage as the world warms.
Police: 3 dead after crash in Maine’s Acadia National Park
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — The National Park Service says three people are dead and a fourth injured following a roll-over crash in Acadia National Park in Maine.
USS Arizona Memorial in Hawaii set to reopen this weekend
HONOLULU (AP) — The reopening of Hawaii's USS Arizona Memorial has been scheduled for Labor Day weekend following a 15-month closure, National Park Service officials said.
Bar Harbor wants cruise company to fund air quality testing
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — A coastal Maine town wants the cruise ship industry to fund local air quality monitoring.
Bar Harbor Town Councilor Gary Friedmann tells the Bangor Daily News he's...
EPA gives $3.7M to protect endangered Lake Superior reef
GAY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is spending $3.7 million to remove copper mining waste rock from a Lake Superior harbor where it threatens an important fish spawning...
Agency: Oxygen injectors pass crucial test in Georgia harbor
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Machines designed to inject extra oxygen into the Savannah River to help fish breathe exceeded expectations in a two-month test run earlier this year, a federal agency said...
HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Department of Environmental Services has lifted a ban on most shellfish harvesting along the state's ocean coastline and Hampton-Seabrook Harbor after a drop...
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Two little blue penguins just couldn't stay away from a New Zealand sushi store, returning to nest there even after police had captured them and escorted them back...
Portland sued over Superfund site cleanup efforts
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The city of Portland is being sued over its plan to use up to $12 million from a surcharge on customers' sewer bills to help pay to plan the Portland Harbor Superfund...
BALTIMORE (AP) — As a rule of thumb, it's not safe to swim in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Even a splash could make you sick.
But a new water quality tool could show that some times are safer...
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Peter van Wingerden's dairy farm smells just like any other farm — the rich aroma of cow manure and grass hangs in the air around the unusual stable housing the...
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Gordon Goodwin and his wife are rediscovering their passion for bicycling in their senior years thanks to new electric-assist bikes. The electric motors provide a gentle...
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — An atomic bomb survivor is delivering the commencement address at the College of the Atlantic in Maine.
Koko Tanimoto Kondo is a peace activist who was 8 months old...
SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin-Superior is running the only Great Lakes land-based facility that tests the success of technologies designed to prevent the spread of invasive...
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BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — The National Park Service says numerous improvements are taking place at Acadia National Park in Maine over the coming months.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The City of Portland and the state of Oregon say they're partnering to address the Portland Harbor cleanup efforts.
Last December, the U.S. Environmental Protection...
HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Department of Environmental Services has closed the state's ocean coastline and Hampton-Seabrook Harbor to shellfish harvesting because of a toxin that comes...
3 Acadia Trails closed because of nesting falcons
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Acadia National Park officials are closing trails to protect nesting peregrine falcons.
Rangers say falcons have returned to several locations and are defending...
HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu City Council is urging the state Department of Health and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reject the military's plans to prevent leaks of enormous fuel...
Class on how to spot forest pest held at Acadia
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — The National Park Service and Maine officials are holding an event at Acadia National Park to help people learn to look for an invasive forest pest that has been found in...
Repairs to USS Arizona Memorial loading dock delayed
HONOLULU (AP) — The planned reopening of the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor that had been set for the end of March has been delayed.
The National Park Service suspended access to one...
Future of Georgia port expansion hinges on oxygen injectors
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A loud hum drones from a twisting array of machines and pipes connected to four towering metal cones that mix water from the Savannah River with oxygen filtered from the air...
Mayor: LA will ditch plan to rebuild natural gas plants
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles will abandon a plan to spend billions of dollars rebuilding three natural gas power plants as the city moves toward renewable energy, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Monday.
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Hawaii tourism industry keeps Pearl Harbor center open
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii tour companies, hotels and airlines are pitching in more than $50,000 to keep the USS Arizona Memorial visitors' center open during the federal government shutdown.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the money will keep the National Park Service facility staffed, its bathrooms open and its programs running for at least another week.
Coast Guard directs cleanup after Alaska fishing boat sinks
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is leading cleanup efforts after a fishing vessel sank in a harbor in southern Alaska, releasing an unknown amount of marine diesel and other petroleum products.
The 71-foot (22-meter) Nordic Viking boat sank for unknown reasons last week in Seward Harbor, the Peninsula Clarion reported Sunday.
Tumor-free flounder: Study underscores Boston Harbor rebirth
BOSTON (AP) — A canary in a coal mine? How about a flounder in a harbor?
In a study published last week in the journal Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts declared that flounder in Boston's once notoriously polluted harbor are now tumor-free.
Foundation awards $1M grant to North Carolina coastal sites
Two North Carolina coastal communities have received $1.1 million to control shoreline erosion.
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and partners awarded the grant to the North Carolina Coastal Federation for the Living Shorelines for North Carolina Coastal Communities project for Carteret and Pamlico counties.
Grant announced to aid restoration of SC’s Crab Bank
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A foundation has granted $700,000 to the effort to save South Carolina's Crab Bank, a greatly eroded island and bird breeding area in Charleston Harbor.
The Post and Courier reports that the grant was needed by organizers hoping to complete a $1.4 million fundraising effort.
EPA proposes scaling back cleanup of Portland Harbor
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed to scale back the scope and cost of a planned $1 billion cleanup of a 10-mile (16-kilometer) stretch of Oregon's Willamette River as it winds through Portland's industrial area.
Five years of research shows one contaminant in the Portland Harbor is less toxic than previously thought and scaling back cleanup plans for that contaminant could reduce the cost of the overall project by $35 million, the agency said Monday.
Mayor offers waterfront plan to save Boston from rising seas
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh unveiled a plan Wednesday to transform the city's waterfront to protect the low-lying, extensively landfilled city from climate change and rising sea levels.
The Democratic mayor's "Resilient Boston Harbor" plan calls for the creation of 67 acres (27 hectares) of new open space and the restoration of 122 acres (49 hectares) of tidal areas and parklands to serve as natural buffers during major floods.
Study shows PCBs in South Carolina river, harbor fish
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A new study shows high levels of a chemical compound in fish caught near the South Carolina coast.
The study by the Medical University of South Carolina found elevated levels of PCBs in fish from Charleston Harbor and the Ashley and Cooper rivers, The Post and Courier of Charleston reported.
Congress approves massive water-projects bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has approved a sprawling bill to improve the nation's ports, dams and harbors, protect against floods, restore shorelines and support other water-related projects.
If signed by President Donald Trump, America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 would authorize more than $6 billion in spending over 10 years for projects nationwide, including one to stem coastal erosion in Galveston, Texas, and restore wetlands damaged by Hurricane Harvey last year.
USS Arizona Memorial closes after loading dock sinks
HONOLULU (AP) — The USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor will be closed for the rest of the week after the floating dock where visitors depart to the site became partially submerged, the National Park Service said.
Boat tours to the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument in Honolulu stopped Sunday after the 180-foot (55-meter) concrete dock dipped below the water overnight.
3rd Minke whale this season found dead in Cape Cod waters
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — A minke whale has died in Cape Cod waters, the third such whale found in area waters this season.
The 18-foot whale that was hauled ashore Saturday in Barnstable was first spotted alive Friday morning in Wellfleet Harbor.
Oyster growers to appeal after state denies pesticide use
SOUTH BEND, Wash. (AP) — A group of oyster growers say they'll appeal a day after state regulators denied their request to use a pesticide to control burrowing shrimp in oyster and clam beds in Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor.
The Department of Ecology on Thursday denied the permit. They said mounting scientific research confirms that the insecticide imidacloprid poses "too great a risk" to the environment.
Acting national park service director gets a look at Acadia
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — U.S. Sen. Angus King said he emphasized the importance of addressing a maintenance backlog during a tour of Acadia National Park with the acting National Park Service director.
King said Thursday that Americans are falling short of a commitment to leave national parks in better shape for the next generation. There is currently a $12 billion backlog of maintenance nationwide. Acadia's backlog is pegged at $60 million.
Contract awarded to dredge polluted Lake Superior harbor
DETROIT (AP) — Federal officials have awarded a contract to remove copper mine waste from a Lake Superior harbor, where it threatens to damage crucial fish spawning habitat more than a century after companies dumped it into the water.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says Petersen Companies Inc. of Minocqua, Wisconsin, will dredge about 27,500 cubic yards (21,025 cubic meters) of material known as "stamp sands" from in and around Grand Traverse Harbor.
Humpback whales spotted feeding in Boston Harbor
BOSTON (AP) — People taking whale watch cruises out of Boston usually have to travel miles out to sea to spot whales.
But several humpback whales have been spotted in the harbor in the last few days, providing thrills just a quarter mile from downtown Boston.
The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation posted a video on Twitter of a whale breaching, calling it a "beautiful and rare sight to see."
Work continues on Wisconsin harbor destroyed by flood
SAXON HARBOR, Wis. (AP) — The power of water is on constant display here.
It can be seen from the erosion of the steep clay banks, the waves that crash into the breakwalls and the rising waters that have consumed the beach.
The first nor'easter of the season arrived earlier this month and brought with it 5- to 6-foot rollers, temperatures in the 50s but a real-feel in the upper 40s thanks to the steady winds.
Orca back to feeding, frolicking after carrying dead calf
FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — Researchers say an endangered killer whale that drew international attention as she carried her dead calf on her head for more than two weeks is finally back to feeding and frolicking with her pod.
The Center for Whale Research in Washington state says it watched the orca, known as J35, chase a school of salmon in Haro Strait west of San Juan Island on Saturday afternoon.
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Ray Emory survived the early morning attack on Pearl Harbor that killed nearly 2,400 servicemen in shower of bombs and explosions nearly 80 years ago.
The 97-year-old never forgot those who died that day, spending the past few decades doggedly pushing for the remains of those buried as unknowns to be identified and returned to their families.
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 since migrated to warmer waters.
EPA: Dredging begins at Indiana Harbor Ship Canal
EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — Dredging of a ship canal in northwest Indiana has begun as environmental regulators continue to study off-site disposal options for highly contaminated sediments, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Officials continue repairing USS Arizona Memorial
HONOLULU (AP) — The National Park Service is working as fast as possible to reopen access to the USS Arizona Memorial after cracks were discovered last month on the floating concrete pier near the metal access ramp, officials said.