Beaches Closed After 7 Million Gallons of Sewage Spill in Los Angeles County

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.

#beaches, #dominguez-channel-calif, #environment, #hahn-janice-k, #los-angeles-calif, #sewers-and-sewage, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #water-pollution

A Trash Can From Myrtle Beach Washed Up in Ireland

“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.

#beaches, #county-mayo-ireland, #ireland, #myrtle-beach-sc, #oceans-and-seas, #water-pollution

A Turtle, a Pool and the Fight to Save Puerto Rico’s Beaches

An attempt to rebuild a beachfront pool turned into a much bigger story about the threats of erosion and overdevelopment on the island.

#beaches, #building-construction, #coast-erosion, #coastal-areas, #condominiums, #conservation-of-resources, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hurricane-maria-2017, #oceans-and-seas, #puerto-rico, #turtles-and-tortoises

On the Portuguese Coast, an Appealing Spot for Seaside Homes

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.

#alentejo-portugal, #beaches, #coastal-areas, #portugal, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Months Before Oil Spill, Pipeline May Have Taken Quiet Damage

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.

#beaches, #beta-offshore, #california, #huntington-beach-calif, #newport-beach-calif, #offshore-drilling-and-exploration, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #oil-spills, #orange-county-calif-oil-spill-2021, #pacific-ocean, #pipelines, #santa-barbara-calif, #united-states-coast-guard

Oil Spill Off California Coast Sends 126,000 Gallons Into the Pacific

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.

#beaches, #california, #environment, #huntington-beach-calif, #newport-beach-calif, #oceans-and-seas, #offshore-drilling-and-exploration, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #oil-spills, #orange-county-calif, #pacific-ocean, #pipelines

The Environment Affects Baseball. These Players Want to Help.

Beach cleanups, plastic reduction, rethinking travel: A group of major leaguers is pushing back in a wasteful sport.

#ahmed-nick-1990, #baseball, #beaches, #cruz-nelson-1980, #dickerson-chris-1982, #dominican-republic, #environment, #global-warming, #major-league-baseball, #norris-daniel-1993, #plastic-bottles, #players-for-the-planet-nonprofit, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #sustainable-living, #suter-brent

Climate Change Is Winning the Battle Over Our Coastlines

As the climate changes, rising and warming seas will bring more supercharged storms.

#beaches, #coast-erosion, #coastal-areas, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #infrastructure-public-works, #louisiana, #united-states, #wetlands

Lightning Strike Kills Jersey Shore Lifeguard: ‘It Was Like a Bomb’

Keith Pinto was working at a beach on the Jersey Shore when lightning struck, killing him and injuring other lifeguards and beachgoers.

#beaches, #lifeguards, #lightning, #new-jersey, #seaside-park-nj

At Rockaway, Dancing for the Sea, the Sky, the Sand and the Birds

This season, Beach Sessions has just one dance: “Repose,” a meditative, durational work by Moriah Evans.

#beaches, #dancing, #evans-moriah-a-1979, #okshteyn-sasha, #repose-dance, #rockaway-beach-queens-ny

Last Stop on the Way to the Cosmos? No Thanks.

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.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #beaches, #branson-richard, #cumberland-island-ga, #federal-lands, #musk-elon, #national-parks-service, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #space-and-astronomy, #travel-and-vacations, #wilderness-areas, #wildfires

How a Rockaways Locations Rep Spends Her Sundays

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.

#arverne-queens-ny, #beaches, #bloom-claudia-1959, #content-type-personal-profile, #movies, #rock-locations-production-co, #rockaway-beach-queens-ny, #surfing, #television

Los Angeles Criticized After Release of 17 Million Gallons of Sewage Closes Beaches

Officials took more than 12 hours to alert the public about the discharge, drawing a rebuke from environmental watchdogs and elected representatives.

#beaches, #los-angeles-calif, #sewers-and-sewage, #water-pollution

Next Year, Brits Will Fly Abroad. For Now, It’s Bognor Bingo.

With flying discouraged, vacation spots that had been fading and unfashionable are having a moment.

#beaches, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #europe, #european-union, #george-v-king-of-great-britain, #great-britain, #joyce-james, #merkel-angela, #politics-and-government, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings

Something Weird on the Beach Was Staining Their Feet. But What?

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.

#beaches, #flies, #maine, #new-hampshire

Have $500,000? Here Are Five Waterfront Homes for You.

This amount of money can go further, depending on the location.

#algarve-portugal, #beaches, #coastal-areas, #cornwall-england, #east-quogue-ny, #eleuthera-bahamas, #playa-del-carmen-mexico, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #second-homes-and-non-primary-residences

Red Knots in Steepest Decline in Years, Threatening the Species’ Survival

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.

#animal-migration, #atlantic-states-marine-fisheries-commission, #beaches, #birds, #crabs, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #your-feed-science

Sri Lanka, Facing ‘Worst’ Marine Disaster, Investigates Cargo Ship Fire

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.

#beaches, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #oil-spills, #plastic-bags, #ships-and-shipping, #sri-lanka, #water-pollution

The New Detectorists

As an old outdoor hobby draws new followers, metal detectors are sweeping the country.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #beaches, #gold, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #hobbies, #treasure-troves

Here Are Some Fun Places to Get the Vaccine

A beach. A ski resort. Dracula’s house. Some Covid-19 vaccine sites are more interesting than others.

#american-museum-of-natural-history, #baseball, #beaches, #castello-di-rivoli-museum-of-contemporary-art, #colorado, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-britain, #hockey-ice, #miami-beach-fla, #museums, #new-york-city, #palaces-and-castles, #philadelphia-flyers, #salisbury-cathedral-salisbury-england, #seattle-wash, #seattle-mariners, #seattle-sounders, #st-paul-saints, #transylvania-romania, #turin-italy, #vaccination-and-immunization, #westminster-abbey-london

Netflix Chronicles Byron Bay’s ‘Hot Instagrammers.’ Will Paradise Survive?

Tensions between protecting and capitalizing on the image of the famous Australian beach town have exploded over a new reality show.

#beaches, #byron-bay-australia, #instagram-inc, #luxury-goods-and-services, #netflix-inc, #reality-television, #social-media

Phuket Was Poised for Tourism Comeback. A Covid Surge Dashed Those Hopes.

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.

#beaches, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #phuket-thailand, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #thailand, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization

Do We Still Need to Keep Wearing Masks Outdoors?

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.

#beaches, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hikes-and-hiking, #masks, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #vaccination-and-immunization

A Bright Future for New York City’s Summer

The city’s beach and outdoor pool season is starting on schedule after a partial and delayed reopening last summer.

#beaches, #broadway-manhattan-ny, #bronx-nyc, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-botanical-garden, #new-york-city, #summer-season, #swimming-pools

Black Family Seeks Return of Its Beach Resort Land Near L.A.

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.

#beaches, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #bruces-beach-manhattan-beach-calif, #california, #discrimination, #eminent-domain, #los-angeles-county-calif, #manhattan-beach-calif, #segregation-and-desegregation

Israel’s Beaches Are Littered With Tar After Mysterious Oil Spill

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.”

#beaches, #offshore-drilling-and-exploration, #oil-spills

Reggie Jones, Jones Beach’s Longest-Serving Lifeguard, Dies at 93

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.

#beaches, #deaths-obituaries, #jones-beach-ny, #jones-reggie, #lifeguards, #swimming

Northwest’s Salmon Population May Be Running Out of Time

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.

#beaches, #columbia-river-pacific-northwest, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #federal-state-relations-us, #global-warming, #levees-and-dams, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #population, #puget-sound, #salmon, #united-states, #washington-state, #water

How to Pretend You’re in Tunis Tonight

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.

#art, #beaches, #food, #music, #national-bardo-museum-tunis-tunisia, #sidi-bou-said-tunisia, #travel-and-vacations, #tunis-tunisia, #tunisia

Australian Shark Attacks Jump, Raising Questions

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.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animal-behavior, #australia, #beaches, #oceans-and-seas, #sharks, #surfing

How to Pretend You’re in Hawaii Tonight

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.

#art, #beaches, #books-and-literature, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #hawaii, #islands, #movies, #museums, #music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #surfing, #thanksgiving-day, #travel-and-vacations, #volcanoes

When Sharks Turned Up at Their Beach, They Called in Drones

A goal of the SharkEye project is to one day produce automated “shark reports” for beachgoers to help them gauge levels of risk.

#artificial-intelligence, #beaches, #california, #drones-pilotless-planes, #research, #santa-barbara-calif, #sharks, #your-feed-science

Want to Live Near the Shore? Here Are Six Emerging Areas

There are destinations around the world that home buyers are just discovering.

#ambergris-caye-belize, #beaches, #bluffton-sc, #bodrum-turkey, #cascais-portugal, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #majorca-spain, #manuel-antonio-costa-rica, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Capri, Famous Vacation Spot, Touched by Coronavirus

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.

#beaches, #capri-italy, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fashion-and-apparel, #italy, #knowles-beyonce, #luxury-goods-and-services, #onassis-jacqueline-kennedy, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings

How to Survive in the ‘Shark Attack Capital of the World’

To live in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., is to know sharks and forget fear.

#beaches, #florida, #international-shark-attack-file, #sharks, #surfing

As Summer Comes to a Close, Squeeze in One Last Beach Day

Here’s how to plan a safe, relaxing Labor Day beach trip, even during the time of Covid-19.

#beaches, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Bare Breasts on French Beaches? You Can, Despite Police Warnings

The country’s interior minister had to defend a “precious” freedom after topless sunbathers were wrongfully asked to cover up.

#bathing-suits-and-swimwear, #beaches, #france, #nudism-and-nudity, #womens-rights

The Jersey Shore Vacation of my Imagination

Where the Bruce is loud, and the Rolling Rocks are cold.

#beaches, #cape-may-nj, #e-street-band, #hot-dogs-and-frankfurters, #long-beach-island-nj, #new-jersey, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #ventnor-nj

A Summer of No-Contact Rescues: How Lifeguards Have Changed Their Ways

Guards have tested positive. After-work parties are frowned upon. The pandemic has upended lifeguarding.

#avalon-nj, #beaches, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #lifeguards, #long-island-ny, #new-york-city, #rescues, #summer-season, #swimming

It’s Always the Summer of the Shark

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.

#animal-behavior, #beaches, #benchley-peter, #california, #california-state-university-long-beach, #cape-cod-mass, #capuzzo-michael, #conservation-of-resources, #east-coast-us, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #sharks, #surfing, #swimming

Israel Quietly Opens Its Borders, and Palestinians Have a Beach Day

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.

#beaches, #border-barriers, #defense-and-military-forces, #israel, #mediterranean-sea, #nablus-west-bank, #netanya-israel, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #travel-and-vacations, #west-bank

Restricting Beach Access to Residents Only

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.

#beaches, #connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fairfield-county-conn, #jones-beach-ny, #long-island-ny, #nassau-county-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #southampton-ny

A Rockaway Life

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.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #beaches, #cardwell-diane, #far-rockaway-queens-ny, #oceans-and-seas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rockaway-beach-queens-ny, #summer-season, #surfing

Slowly, Italy Is Waking From the Coronavirus Nightmare

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.

#abruzzo-italy, #adriatic-sea, #beaches, #bergamo-italy, #brussels-belgium, #conte-giuseppe, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #deaths-fatalities, #europe, #european-council, #european-stability-mechanism, #european-union, #florence-italy, #italy, #lombardy-italy, #naples-italy, #palermo-italy, #quarantines, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #rome-italy, #shutdowns-institutional, #spain, #stimulus-economic, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #turin-italy, #tuscany-italy, #veneto-italy, #venice-italy

In Texas Beach City, Out-of-Towners Drove In an Outbreak

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?

#beaches, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #corpus-christi-tex, #texas, #travel-and-vacations

Beaches Are Open in N.Y.C., but Virus Worries Linger

Shorelines are finally open for swimming, but outbreaks across the country have given officials pause about the city’s wider reopening.

#beaches, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #district-council-37, #independence-day-us-july-4, #lifeguards, #new-york-city, #rockaway-beach-queens-ny, #swimming

The Young Cut Loose in Myrtle Beach. The Virus Followed Them Home.

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.

#beaches, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #myrtle-beach-sc, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #youth

Come to the Beach but Beware of Sharks, Cape Cod Officials Say

Visitors are being urged to be wary of sharks this July 4 weekend while remaining vigilant about slowing the spread of the coronavirus.

#animal-behavior, #atlantic-ocean, #beaches, #cape-cod-mass, #cape-cod-national-seashore, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #sharks

Beaches and Swimming During Covid: Only For the Rich?

History is repeating itself as pools, beaches and clubs open — but mostly for the privileged few.

#beaches, #black-people, #connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #greenwich-conn, #long-island-ny, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantines, #race-and-ethnicity, #summer-season, #swimming, #united-states

Coronavirus in UK: Heat Wave Draws Out Crowds

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.

#beaches, #bournemouth-england, #coronavirus-reopenings, #great-britain