Coastlines and beaches

FILE - In this July 1, 2019 file photo people gather around posters of wind turbines before Dominion Energy's groundbreaking ceremony for their offshore wind turbine project at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach, Va. Dominion Energy announced plans Thursday, Sept. 19 to seek approval to build what it says would be the largest offshore wind project in the United States off the Virginia coast. (Sarah Holm/The Virginian-Pilot via AP, File)
September 19, 2019 - 5:32 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Energy announced plans Thursday to seek approval to build what it says would be the largest offshore wind project in the United States off the Virginia coast. The company told The Associated Press ahead of a public announcement that the project would include about 220...
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People board up an Urban Cottage store in preparation for Hurricane Humberto in Hamilton, Bermuda, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. Bermuda’s government called up troops and urged people on the British Atlantic island to make final preparations for an expected close brush Wednesday with Hurricane Humberto, a powerful Category 3 storm. Authorities ordered early closings of schools, transportation and government offices. (AP Photo/Akil J. Simmons)
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September 18, 2019 - 11:32 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Humberto lashed Bermuda with strong winds Wednesday as the powerful Category 3 storm passed just to the north of the British Atlantic territory, while a newly formed hurricane threatened tourist resorts along Mexico's Pacific coast. The hurricane came within about 75 miles (...
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Florida State coach Willie Taggart reacts to a call during the second half of an ACC college football game against Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Shurtleff)
September 18, 2019 - 1:21 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The mistakes — a false start here, a facemask penalty there — keep piling up for some Atlantic Coast Conference teams expected to contend for division titles. Syracuse and Florida State were picked to finish behind reigning national champion Clemson in the Atlantic Division,...
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Jeffrey Roberts, 49, eats a plate of food while searching through the rubble of his relatives' home which was destroyed by Hurricane Dorian in Pelican Point, Grand Bahama, Bahamas, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. The death toll from the hurricane stands at 50 and the number of missing at an alarming 1,300 people, although officials caution the list is preliminary and many people could just be unable to connect with loved ones. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
September 15, 2019 - 11:36 am
MCLEAN'S TOWN, Bahamas (AP) — Jeffrey Roberts lifted a mustard-yellow curtain from the ground to hunt for passports and other documents at the place where his family's home stood before Hurricane Dorian blasted into Grand Bahama Island. What was underneath was sodden and unrecognizable. He shuffled...
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This undated photo provided by the U.S. National Park Service shows a dead seal found on a beach near Kotzebue, Alaska. Federal marine mammal biologists have declared an "unusual mortality event" over the deaths of ice seals off Alaska's northwest coast. The cause of the deaths is not known. The fisheries arm of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the declaration covers ringed, bearded and spotted seals. (Raime Fronstin/National Park Service via AP)
September 12, 2019 - 8:05 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Seals that rely on sea ice off Alaska's northwest coast have been dying at uncommon rates, and federal marine mammal biologists Thursday declared an "unusual mortality event." The cause of death for nearly 300 ringed, bearded and spotted seals since June 1, 2018, is not...
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FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, caribou from the Porcupine Caribou Herd migrate onto the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, File)
September 12, 2019 - 6:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House on Thursday voted to reinstate a decades-long ban on oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — a largely symbolic move aimed at reversing a plan by President Donald Trump to drill in the pristine refuge. The 225-193 vote...
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September 12, 2019 - 11:43 am
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' health, scientists said Thursday. Belgian and French scientists said they've detected high accumulations of...
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FILE - This Jan. 7, 2013 file photo shows the floating drill rig Kulluk in Kodiak Island, Alaska's Kiliuda Bay as salvage teams conduct an in-depth assessment of its seaworthiness. The House has approved legislation that would permanently bar drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and extend a moratorium on drilling off Florida’s west coast (James Brooks/Kodiak Daily Mirror via AP, File)/
September 11, 2019 - 6:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House approved legislation Wednesday that would permanently bar drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and extend a moratorium on drilling off Florida's west coast. Coastal lawmakers from both parties said the bills would protect U.S. coasts from drilling that can...
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FILE - This Feb. 21, 2019, file photo shows U.S. Attorney Robert Hur, center, of the District of Maryland, speaks as Art Walker, left, special agent from the Coast Guard investigative service, and Gordon Johnson, special agent in charge of the FBI's Baltimore office, listen during a news conference about Coast Guard Lt. Christopher Hasson, outside the federal courthouse in Greenbelt. A federal judge said Monday, Sept. 9, that he will decide by the end of this week whether to dismiss gun charges against Hasson, accused of stockpiling combat gear and compiling a hit list of prominent Democrats and TV journalists. (AP Photo/Michael Kunzelman, File)
September 09, 2019 - 8:54 pm
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal judge said Monday that he will decide by the end of this week whether to dismiss gun charges against a Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling combat gear and compiling a hit list of prominent Democrats and TV journalists. Christopher Hasson, 50, is asking U.S...
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An unidentified man raises his arms in the winds from Hurricane Dorian along the Halifax harbor in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 07, 2019 - 9:35 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Dorian arrived on Canada's Atlantic coast Saturday with heavy rain and powerful winds, toppling a construction crane in Halifax and knocking out power for more than 300,000 people a day after the storm wreaked havoc on North Carolina's Outer Banks. Residents of Nova Scotia braced for...
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