An international team, led by researchers at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, has developed a new, timelier method to identify harmful bacteria levels on recreational beaches. ...
The Southern California port city of Long Beach has reopened a 4-mile stretch of beach closed since midweek, when tar balls from an unknown source washed ashore.
A 4-mile stretch of beach in south Los Angeles County was closed Thursday after tar balls washed ashore—the latest Southern California coastline to shut down due to oily goo, authorities said.
A 7-mile stretch of Southern California coastline that was closed to swimmers and surfers after globs of oily goo washed ashore could reopen Friday after a two-day cleanup effort.
A crash program to restore New Jersey bay and ocean beaches wrecked by Superstorm Sandy appears to have succeeded in saving tens of thousands of shorebirds that otherwise might have died after the 2012 storm wiped out their ...
Chilean officials said Friday that a few dozen endangered sei whales have been found beached along the South American country's southern coast.
Gnarly scenes have been unfolding at Peru's famed La Pampilla beach, where riot police have clashed with surfers fighting to stop a coastal highway project they say will ruin their world-class waves.
Costa Rica said Monday there was no health impact from a shipwreck that spilled ammonium nitrate off its coast, but maintained a fishing ban even as it reopened beaches.
Hundreds of spectators lined the beach and gasped, cheered and clapped on Monday as bodysurfers braved 15-foot waves at The Wedge, a Newport Beach break known for its powerful waves.
Costa Rican authorities declared an emergency after a ship carrying 180 tons of ammonium nitrate sunk off the country's Pacific coast.