Red Cross volunteer heads to Boston

Red Cross volunteer Sarah Perkins of Henrietta will head to Boston on Thursday to aid relief efforts.(Photo: Provided) Henrietta resident Sarah Perkins knows a thing or two about disasters. As an American Red Cross volunteer for the last nine years, she’s assisted with local disasters like house fires, and aided national relief efforts after hurricanes, wildfires or tornadoes. Now, the Red Cross is sending her to Boston to assess the damage after a snowstorm dropped 2 feet of snow on the city Monday Continue reading



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Beaches closed: Five-metre great white shark the biggest Newcastle has seen

The shark lurks behind a lifesaver on a jet-ski on Saturday. Photo: Nicholas Tonks All Newcastle beaches will close again on Thursday, with council lifeguards emphasising that the great white shark cruising along the coast for five days was “of a size that has not been seen before around Newcastle”. Estimates have the near fully-grown shark as being five metres long and about 1700kg, with a council spokeswoman stating authorities would like to have a 24-hour period with no sightings before beaches are again opened Continue reading



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Flying over the Newcastle Beaches – Beach Camping – 27th December 2014 – Video




Flying over the Newcastle Beaches – Beach Camping – 27th December 2014 Southern Beaches of Newcastle. Heading South Along the Coast Cessna 172 27th December 2014 Continue reading

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Shark closes Perth beaches

Sand refuge: Swimmers and paddlers were called from the water after the signal from a tagged tiger shark pinged receivers along the coast. Picture: Davin Storey Swimmers have been evacuated from the water at popular beaches after a tagged tiger shark was detected at Floreat about 7.35am and City Beach at 9.07am Continue reading



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Shark closes Perth beaches

Disappearing beaches

Beaches and coasts are amazing wonders of nature. Indias coastline stretches for around 7,500 kilometres. Quite apart from the beautiful beaches, they also support an incredible diversity of wildlife like flamingos, shore birds, Olive Ridley turtles and red crabs Continue reading



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Disappearing beaches

Vanishing beaches: clouds on the horizon

he pristine beaches of Puducherry, a major draw among residents and tourists visiting the former French enclave, are now fast disappearing due to rampant erosion. Large parts of the beaches along the coastline have been gobbled up by the sea since 1994. Continue reading



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Vanishing beaches: clouds on the horizon

Piping plover stalling plans to replenish Fire Island beaches

FIRE ISLAND, N.Y., Oct. 8 (UPI) — A federally backed $207-million plan to replenish the sands along the beaches of New York’s Fire Island has been stalled, thanks to an ongoing lawsuit filed by the state chapter of the Audubon Society which argues the project would threaten the federally protected piping plover. Proponents of the project, which is backed by the Army Corps of Engineers and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, argue that reinforcing the beaches with additional sand is essential to protecting the people and property of Fire Island — and preventing future storm damage from the likes of Hurricane Sandy. Continue reading



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Piping plover stalling plans to replenish Fire Island beaches

Tropical Storm Simon sending big waves to California beaches

Tropical Storm Simon off Baja Mexico is creating high surf along local beaches, prompting warnings of strong rip currents and possible coastal flooding. Continue reading



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Tropical Storm Simon sending big waves to California beaches

Swimming Banned At Several LI Beaches Due To Rip Currents – Video




Swimming Banned At Several LI Beaches Due To Rip Currents As CBS 2's Tracee Carrasco reported, there is danger in the water along the coast. Subscribe Here: http://www.youtube.com/user/cbsnewyork Official Site: http.. Continue reading

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Beaches face bathing ban as heavy rain ups e.coli risk

Swimming bans could be put in place at a number of beaches in Co Cork in the coming days if heavy rainfall sweeps slurry into the sea and raises e.coli bacteria to excessive levels. Following advice from the HSE, Cork County Council yesterday put up warning notices at 14 beaches along the coast advising the public that water conditions might deteriorate to an extent that they exceeded permissible EU levels for the bacteria. Officials said forecasts of heavy rain yesterday and again today meant there was a likelihood of contaminants being washed into the sea Continue reading



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Freedom Camping Act 2011 and unintended consequences

Regarding the Freedom Camping Act 2011 and unintended consequences An open letter to Rt Hon John Key, Minister of Tourism, New Zealand regarding the freedom camping act 2011 and unintended consequences including high court challenge of Thames Coromandel District Council by the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association Rt Hon John Key Minister of Tourism New Zealand 10/04/2014 Dear Sir, Regarding the Freedom Camping Act 2011 and unintended consequences. The freedom camping act was established largely at the behest of local bodies that found themselves powerless to control overnight camping in their districts. Continue reading



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Great whites frolick near beaches

A hooked juvenile white shark breaching while being led away from the surf zone for tagging off Bennetts Beach in 2011. Photo: CSIRO Up to 250 juvenile great white sharks are living off the NSW coast and spending a lot of time off beaches in depths of one to five metres, CSIRO research has found. Tagged great whites have been tracked swimming along the coast from Lake Macquarie to Seal Rocks. Continue reading



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Beaches beginning to bulk up

By the time hurricane season arrives next summer, several South Florida beaches will be bigger, providing better protection to coastal property and offering more room for sunbathers to lay their blankets. A vast amount of sand is already starting to be spread on shorelines from Jupiter to Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, with about 200 dump trucks showing up Tuesday in northern Pompano Beach Continue reading



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Beaches beginning to bulk up

Beaches beginning to bulk up | Video

By the time hurricane season arrives next summer, several South Florida beaches will be bigger, providing better protection to coastal property and offering more room for sunbathers to lay their blankets. A vast amount of sand is already starting to be spread on shorelines from Jupiter to Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, with about 200 dump trucks showing up Tuesday in northern Pompano Beach. “Palm Beach County depends on our beaches for our name, for our economy, for tourists and recreation, to protect the six billion dollars worth of real estate along the coast,” said Leanne Welch, supervisor of the county’s shoreline programs. Continue reading



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N Korea tells South to leave islands

16 March 2013 Last updated at 10:42 ET A North Korean propaganda website has warned of strikes against Southern islands and advised residents to leave. The Uriminzokkiri website, linked to the regime, mentioned targets including Yeonpyeong island, which was attacked by Northern forces in 2010 Continue reading



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Thousands of sharks shut Florida beaches

Beaches along the south Florida coast were closed temporarily after thousands of migrating sharks were spotted close to the shore. Swimmers were ordered out of the water after the sharks – mostly blacktips and spinners – moved into the area as they head north during their annual migration. The beaches reopened on Thursday, though unseasonably chilly temperatures kept most swimmers away anyway. Continue reading



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Three beaches closed today in Palm Beach County due to sharks

Three Palm Beach County beaches were closed today because of shark sightings near the shore, according to Palm Beach County Ocean Rescue. Beaches at the South Inlet in Boca Raton, Gulfstream Park near Boynton Beach and Ocean Reef in Singer Island were closed to swimmers, Ocean Rescue Capt. Phil Wotton said. Continue reading



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Three beaches closed today in Palm Beach County due to sharks