Officials contained the spill on Friday but were still working to repair a sewer main that collapsed, leading to the release of untreated sewage into the Dominguez Channel.
“It reminded me straight away of maybe like a message in a bottle type scenario,” said Keith McGreal, who discovered the bin on Sunday afternoon while strolling on a beach with his family.
An attempt to rebuild a beachfront pool turned into a much bigger story about the threats of erosion and overdevelopment on the island.
It wasn’t too long ago that Comporta was relatively unknown, but it’s seeing a spurt of development and now may be the time to buy.
It’s likely that a large vessel’s anchor hit the pipeline, off the coast of Orange County, at some point up to a year ago, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
The spill created a 13-square-mile slick that extended from Huntington Beach to Newport Beach as dead fish and birds began to wash ashore in some areas.
Beach cleanups, plastic reduction, rethinking travel: A group of major leaguers is pushing back in a wasteful sport.
As the climate changes, rising and warming seas will bring more supercharged storms.
Keith Pinto was working at a beach on the Jersey Shore when lightning struck, killing him and injuring other lifeguards and beachgoers.
This season, Beach Sessions has just one dance: “Repose,” a meditative, durational work by Moriah Evans.
A small Southern county hopes to land a starring role in the commercial space race. But for residents of the exclusive islands in the flight path, the stakes feel sky-high.
If Claudia Bloom is not surfing or swimming in the ocean, she’s walking or biking down the boardwalk to find friends, yoga, tacos or music.
Officials took more than 12 hours to alert the public about the discharge, drawing a rebuke from environmental watchdogs and elected representatives.
With flying discouraged, vacation spots that had been fading and unfashionable are having a moment.
Dozens of people in Maine and New Hampshire complained that the sand had turned the soles of their feet black. Now the mystery is solved.
This amount of money can go further, depending on the location.
The annual count along the Delaware Bay beaches showed another severe drop in numbers of the shorebird, whose migration is one of the longest avian journeys in the world.
A fire has raged on a cargo ship off the coast of Sri Lanka for 12 days, sending toxic chemicals and tons of plastic into the country’s waters and polluting its beaches.
As an old outdoor hobby draws new followers, metal detectors are sweeping the country.
A beach. A ski resort. Dracula’s house. Some Covid-19 vaccine sites are more interesting than others.
Tensions between protecting and capitalizing on the image of the famous Australian beach town have exploded over a new reality show.
Phuket, one of Thailand’s top tourist havens, had an ambitious plan to reopen to the world this summer. But with a spike in cases, the island’s desperate situation is unlikely to end anytime soon.
Science shows that the risk of viral transmission outside is very low. The “two-out-of-three rule” can help you decide whether to mask up.
The city’s beach and outdoor pool season is starting on schedule after a partial and delayed reopening last summer.
Willa and Charles Bruce were among the first Black people to settle in Manhattan Beach, Calif., but the city shut down their resort in 1924. Now, the county is considering returning the land.
The environmental damage is being called one of Israel’s worst ecological disasters in decades. “I feel like I want to cry,” said an official. “It’s everywhere.”
He began keeping an eye on beachgoers in 1944 and kept doing it for 64 summers. He made more than 1,000 ocean rescues in his career.
The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office found that some salmon species are “on the brink of extinction.” Habitat loss, climate change and other factors are to blame, it said.
The Tunisian capital beckons with white-sand beaches, the medina, cafe districts and Roman ruins that speak to its place in history. Luckily, there are ways to capture its spirit at home.
Eight people have been fatally attacked this year, the most in nearly a century. But scientists say these numbers don’t tell the full story.
With a few easy-to-find items, you can discover the archipelago’s breathtaking biodiversity, savor its flavors and music, even delight in an island-inspired Thanksgiving.
A goal of the SharkEye project is to one day produce automated “shark reports” for beachgoers to help them gauge levels of risk.
There are destinations around the world that home buyers are just discovering.
Visitors from the United States make up the largest share of foreign tourists on the Italian island, and this year their absence is denting local businesses.
To live in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., is to know sharks and forget fear.
Here’s how to plan a safe, relaxing Labor Day beach trip, even during the time of Covid-19.
The country’s interior minister had to defend a “precious” freedom after topless sunbathers were wrongfully asked to cover up.
Where the Bruce is loud, and the Rolling Rocks are cold.
Guards have tested positive. After-work parties are frowned upon. The pandemic has upended lifeguarding.
Even during a pandemic, we cannot get the white shark out of our minds. Despite the rare attack, experts say humans have little to fear.
Tens of thousands of Palestinians slipped through holes in Israel’s security barrier, with Israel’s tacit approval, for a rare day on a Mediterranean beach.
Fearing the spread of Covid-19, some cities in Connecticut and Long Island are trying to keep nonresidents off the sand, butting up against legal mandates that require them to maintain public access.
Rockaway Beach has a land’s-end bacchanalian spirit, but it is also a place where you can get to know people just by being there.
This is a very strange, subdued summer for a country with an economy that relies heavily on tourism and merrymaking. But E.U. aid is on the way.
A month ago, Corpus Christi had hardly any cases of coronavirus and business was booming. Now it is struggling to contain one of the state’s fastest growing outbreaks. What happened?
Shorelines are finally open for swimming, but outbreaks across the country have given officials pause about the city’s wider reopening.
A popular spring break and summertime destination on the South Carolina coast is linked to clusters of coronavirus cases among teenagers and young adults in several states.
Visitors are being urged to be wary of sharks this July 4 weekend while remaining vigilant about slowing the spread of the coronavirus.
History is repeating itself as pools, beaches and clubs open — but mostly for the privileged few.
With pubs and restaurants still closed in a country that has the world’s third-highest reported coronavirus death toll, crowds have flocked to beaches, parks and streams this week.