Forecasters are gearing up for the heart of hurricane season, saying they are almost certainly on the way - possibly in bunches. The brief reprieve offered by an unexpectedly stable global pattern has expired, right in time for what, starting last Friday, has historically been the hottest stretch of hurricane season.
Coast Guard crewmembers in Hawaii worked with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials Aug. 16 during a whale transport from Maui to the Big Island.
Rising nitrogen levels are suffocating the vegetation and marine life in saltwater ponds and estuaries on Cape Cod, creating an environmental and infrastructure problem that, if left unchecked, will threaten the shellfishing industry, the tourist economy and the beaches that lure so many summer visitors.
A $300 million yacht owned by Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko was anchored last Wednesday off Sausalito, Calif., drawing dozens of gawkers onshore as well as boaters in the bay.
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