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  • The 25 Best Beaches In The US, Ranked

    02/24/2017 7:12:36 AM PST · by blam · 108 replies
    BI ^ | 2-24-2017 | Chloe Pantazi
    • TripAdvisor has released its 2017 Travelers' Choice Awards, naming the 25 best beaches in the US. • Florida's Siesta Key Beach claims the title of America's best beach, followed by coastal stretches across the country in Hawaii, California, Georgia, and more. • TripAdvisor also found the cheapest month to visit each beach destination, and the average rate for a hotel room there. The world is full of gorgeous beaches, so it's easy to forget that the US has some spectacular beaches of its own — especially if you don't live along the coast. TripAdvisor's 2017 Travelers' Choice Awards, which...
  • Protesters Plot "Border Wall" Rally For Tomorrow...At Zuckerberg's Sprawling $100mm Hawaiian Estate

    01/27/2017 6:13:56 PM PST · by blam · 25 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1-27-2017 | Tyler Durden
    Back in 2014 Mark Zuckerberg paid $100 million to purchase 700 acres of beachfront property on the North Shore of Kauai. The estate includes 1,000's of feet of pristine shoreline providing the perfect "safe space" for the 30-year-old Silicon Valley Billionaire and his family. Unfortunately, there was just one little problem with the purchase...technically the sellers didn't own the title to all of that land due to the so-called Kuleana Act, a Hawaiian law established in 1850 that for the first time gave natives the right to own the land that they lived on. So now, according to the Honolulu...
  • Rare Natural Snowballs Cover Siberian Beach

    11/07/2016 2:50:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    UPI ^ | Nov. 7
    Residents of a Siberian town documented their encounter with a rare phenomenon -- hundreds of naturally formed snowballs covering a beach. The snowballs, ranging from about the size of a tennis ball to nearly 3 feet across, were created by wind and water rolling tiny pieces of ice into balls in the Gulf of Ob, in the Arctic Circle village of Nyda. Residents said they have never seen anything like the snowballs in the gulf. "As a rule, first there is a primary natural phenomenon -- sludge ice, slob ice. Then comes a combination of the effects of the wind,...
  • Los Angeles beaches reopen after syringes, condoms cleaned up

    09/27/2015 8:37:22 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 27, 2015
    The second of two Los Angeles beaches closed after hypodermic needles, condoms and tampon applicators washed ashore has reopened. [Snip] Excessive bacteria levels were also found in the water. Sanitation District spokeswoman Tonya Durrell said crews collected at least 200 pounds of waste from the beaches.
  • ISIS Supporter Accused of Planning Nail Bomb Attack on Florida Beach

    08/04/2015 6:41:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 8/4/15 | John Haward
    The FBI on Monday announced terrorism charges against 23-year-old Harlem Suarez of Key West, Florida, who portrayed himself online as a member of ISIS and allegedly wanted to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil.Toward this end, law enforcement says Suarez thought he was purchasing an operational backpack bomb for deployment in Florida, but it was actually a dud sold to him by FBI operatives. He was also allegedly trying to get his hands on an AK-47 rifle.According to NBC News, Suarez told informants of a plan to pack the bomb with nails, bury it on the beach, and...
  • Homeland Security Cmte: ‘More U.S.-Based Jihadist Terror Cases in 2015 Than in Any Full...

    09/04/2015 5:50:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/4/15 | Michael W Chapman
    The “Terror Threat Snapshot” for August 2015, released by the majority staff of the House Homeland Security Committee, states the terror threat level in America is high and “getting steadily worse,” and that there have been “more U.S.-based jihadist terror cases in 2015 than in any full year since 9/11.”The “Terror Threat Snapshot” also reported that the Islamic State “is fueling the Islamist terror” globally; that Islamist terrorists “are intent on killing law enforcement” officers and U.S. troops, as well as civilians; and that 25,000 fighters from 100 countries have traveled to Syria and Iraq to join the Islamic State.In...
  • 1,000's of starfish wash ashore on SC island

    02/10/2015 8:34:49 PM PST · by Mozilla · 27 replies
    Wbtw ^ | 1/10/15 | staff
    SLE OF PALMS, SC - Thousands of starfish washed up on the beach at Isle of Palms over the weekend. And it turns out, this happens a few times each winter on Lowcountry beaches. Usually, strong off-shore winds push them onto the shore at high tide and they're stuck until the tide comes back in. Over the weekend, wind gusts were coming in stronger than 20 miles an hour. Monday Night, we spoke with Mel Bell, the fisheries management director for the Department of Natural Resources who said this is pretty normal. Bell said the last time this happened was...
  • Hundreds of squid wash onto Santa Cruz area beaches

    12/10/2012 3:32:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 12/10/12 | Cathy Kelly -
    APTOS -- California Department of Fish & Game scientists are investigating why hundreds of dead squid washed up on Aptos-area beaches roughly from Rio Del Mar to Pleasure Point on Sunday. Many of the squid remained on the sand at Rio del Mar State Beach on Monday, and a sea of seagulls gorged themselves. State Parks officials said they were just advised of the issue Monday and that their resource specialists had just started looking into it. Fish & Game promised a statement later Monday. In late October, about 100 squid beached themselves in Pacific Grove, the Monterey Herald reported....
  • The 10 Best Party Beaches Around The World

    08/15/2012 5:14:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/15/2012 | Jennifer Polland
    <p>There are beaches for everyone, from gentle family-friendly coves to isolated hideaways perfect for romance. But there's something undeniably awesome about partying at the beach.</p> <p>The editors at compiled a list of the top 10 beaches for partying around the world.</p>
  • Swim at your own risk: America's dirtiest beaches revealed in shocking new study

    06/30/2012 3:36:46 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 29, 2012 | Snejana Farberov
    With the summer in full swing and temperatures rising into the mid-90s, it may seem like a great idea to take a cool dip in the ocean, but according to a new report, some beach-goers may be getting more than they bargained for. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a non-profit environmental group, published on Wednesday its 22nd annual report which showed that storm water runoff and sewage pollution continue to spoil many of America's shores. The study titled ‘Testing the Waters: A Guide to Water Quality at Vacation Beaches’ examined the results of water testing data at more than...
  • Play ball! Football, Frisbee allowed on LA beaches

    02/10/2012 1:47:07 AM PST · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    Sacbee ^ | February 9, 2012 | By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER
    LOS ANGELES -- A top county official held a news conference Thursday night to set the record straight on an issue of paramount importance to Los Angeles: beach football. Pigskin chucking, Frisbee hurling and all manner of ball play are OK on Los Angeles beaches, as long as people play safely, said county Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. An exasperated Yaroslavsky said he was forced to call the news conference after a media misfire earlier this week prompted a flood of calls and emails to his office, with one complaint from as far away as London. "Nobody is going to get fined...
  • NYC Council Bans Smoking In Parks, Beaches

    02/02/2011 4:12:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies ^ | 2/2/11 | CBS
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Smokers have just one message to Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council members: butt out of our business. “We’re outside. We should have freedom to smoke,” City Hall Park smoker Harvey Forbes told CBS 2’s Magee Hickey. By a vote of 36 to 11 on Wednesday the City Council approved a bill to ban smoking in all city parks, beaches and pedestrian plazas. “People who have made the decision not to smoke have civil liberties too and their health and their lives should not be negatively impacted because other people have decided to smoke,” Council Speaker...
  • City Council Readies New Smoking Ban

    02/02/2011 1:29:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 68 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 2, 2011 | Michael Howard Saul
    Attention Times Square denizens and those out for a stroll in Central Park: It will soon be time to put out your smokes — forever. The New York City Council is slated Wednesday afternoon to approve a ban on smoking in parks, beaches, marinas, boardwalks and pedestrian plazas like Times Square. The legislation marks the most ambitious expansion of the city’s antismoking laws since Mayor Michael Bloomberg convinced the city lawmakers to approve a ban on smoking in indoor workplaces and park playgrounds in 2003. “When this legislation is passed, all New Yorkers will be able to enjoy a walk...
  • Beachgoers under siege?

    07/17/2010 5:18:16 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 3 replies ^ | 07/17/2010 | Staff
    STATE COLLEGE, PA-- First, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico washed tar balls upon white sandy beaches, then stingrays stung several people in Southern California and now sharks are showing up along beaches in New Jersey -- are beach bums under attack? Shark sightings closed New Jersey beaches several times this week amid the issuance of the first-ever Coast Guard shark warning for Northeast waters from New Jersey to Maine. Warmer-than-normal temperatures along the southern New Jersey coasts by an increase of as much as 3 degrees from last year may have incited sharks to begin their migration...
  • Frustration Along Fla. Beaches Over Slow Oil Cleanup ( Regulations prevent BP workers )

    07/13/2010 6:06:48 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 21 replies · 1+ views
    NAVARRE, Fla. -- British Petroleum says its latest fix is working to stop the oil leak, but it doesn't look like it. More oil is spewing out and more tar balls are washing ashore on Florida beaches. Now, people are frustrated crews are standing around instead of cleaning them up. Crews are working for only five minutes at a time to clean up the tar balls, because it's so hot to work on the beach. They have to follow federal rules and take lots of breaks.
  • Oil Lurks Beneath The Sand

    06/24/2010 6:08:49 PM PDT · by scottfactor · 19 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 06/24/2010 | Ben Montgomery
    PENSACOLA BEACH — The sugar-sand beach here appeared cleaner Thursday, after workers picked up tar balls overnight with shovels and nets. By noon they had collected 44,955 pounds of tar balls and oil material, according to the Escambia County Emergency Operations Center. But a University of South Florida geologist made a grim discovery Thursday morning, 24 hours after the worst oil onslaught in Florida so far. Ping Wang, 43, who has studied beaches for 20 years, dug a narrow trench perpendicular to the shoreline, about a foot deep and five feet long. A dark, contiguous vein of oil ran horizontally...
  • Alabama beaches filled with waves of oil

    06/12/2010 6:47:34 PM PDT · by boycott · 45 replies · 1,542+ views
    Mobile-Press Register ^ | 06-12-2010 | unknown
    GULF SHORES, Ala. -- Thousands of people lined Gulf Shores beaches this afternoon, but almost none dared even put a toe in the water. In some sections, large pools of black oil sat on the shoreline. As far east or west as the eye could see, oil stained the white sands. Small groups of workers took turns for hours shoveling clumps of the oil into black plastic bags. But as quickly as they dug, the oil washed ashore -- in sheets, in globs, with each successive, dark wave. Occasionally, a group of beachgoers would rise from their towels and stand...
  • U.S. Beaches That The Oil Spill May Ruin Forever

    06/10/2010 9:57:00 AM PDT · by blam · 58 replies · 306+ views
  • Great White Shark Tracked To Fla.

    01/21/2010 7:01:33 AM PST · by greatdefender · 22 replies · 858+ views
    WESH 2 Orlando ^ | January 21, 2010
    BOSTON -- Massachusetts marine biologists said one of the great white sharks tagged with electronic tracking equipment last summer off Cape Cod has traveled as far as north Florida. The great white was one of five sharks tagged by harpoon in September near Chatham by Division of Marine Fisheries biologists. Officials said it was the first successful tagging of great whites in the Atlantic using electronic satellite technology. Officials said Wednesday that the tag popped off the shark on Friday and began transmitting data by satellite. Scientists expect tags on the other sharks to surface and begin sending data later...
  • Geology Pictures of the Week, Dec. 6-12, 2009: A nice collection from Panoramio

    12/09/2009 9:11:32 PM PST · by cogitator · 14 replies · 749+ views
    Panoramio collection ^ | Jeff Sullivan
    While looking for something else, I stumbled across this guy's Panoramio collection. So I provide a sampling. He's got 17 pages worth, pretty good. He does some HDR (high dynamic range) -- I think I included one of those. Enjoy. (Click 'em for full-size.)