Beaches

What it’s like inside the Trump administration’s regulatory rollback at the EPA
What it’s like inside the Trump administration’s regulatory rollback at the EPA

What it’s like inside the Trump administration’s regulatory rollback at the EPA

Betsy Southerland knew something was wrong the moment she walked into her office at the Environmental Protection Agency. It was 8 a.m. on a Thursday in April and already, her team was waiting at her door, computer printouts in hand.…

Coney Island Businesses Plead for a Lifesaver to Survive Extended Shutdown
Coney Island Businesses Plead for a Lifesaver to Survive Extended Shutdown

Coney Island Businesses Plead for a Lifesaver to Survive Extended Shutdown

With staff down to six and prospects for the summer uncertain, brothers Steve and Dennis Vourderis still happily stroll through their shuttered amusement park a few times a week to crank up their iconic Wonder Wheel. For the first spring…

Penned up by the pandemic, Montanans try to get well by getting out
Penned up by the pandemic, Montanans try to get well by getting out

Penned up by the pandemic, Montanans try to get well by getting out

Craig Macholz hunched in a small lawn chair near Missoula’s Rattlesnake National Recreation Area trailhead on April 25, soaking up the sun as he waited for a buddy to return from a trail run. Cars and trucks filled the surrounding…

Voluntary or mandatory? Remote or in person? Districts grapple with summer school logistics, equity questions
Voluntary or mandatory? Remote or in person? Districts grapple with summer school logistics, equity questions

Voluntary or mandatory? Remote or in person? Districts grapple with summer school logistics, equity questions

What does summer school look like during a pandemic? Chicago Public Schools, like districts across the country, is still deciding. If public health offices say it’s safe, Chicago may hold summer school in its buildings, perhaps in small groups. If…

Fecal Bacteria In California’s Waterways Increases With Homeless Crisis
Fecal Bacteria In California’s Waterways Increases With Homeless Crisis

Fecal Bacteria In California’s Waterways Increases With Homeless Crisis

President Donald Trump, a self-described germophobe, has made no secret of his disgust with California’s growing homeless problem, which he has called a “disgrace” and “inappropriate” and equated to “living in hell.” “We should all work together to clean up…

Labor Day weekend brings coronavirus concerns to California
Labor Day weekend brings coronavirus concerns to California

Labor Day weekend brings coronavirus concerns to California

(The Center Square) – As California slowly starts to reopen its economy for a second time, officials there hope people will avoid large gatherings, socially distance and wear masks when out over the holiday weekend, which contributed to a coronavirus…

Struggling Florida Panhandle towns face tough reopening decisions
Struggling Florida Panhandle towns face tough reopening decisions

Struggling Florida Panhandle towns face tough reopening decisions

ince Bishop wears many hats in his community of Cape San Blas, Florida, part of a narrow peninsula that reaches into the Gulf of Mexico. He co-owns Scallop Republic, a bar that supports local musicians; he operates eight vacation rentals;…

When it Comes to Microplastic, We’ve Only Scratched the Surface
When it Comes to Microplastic, We’ve Only Scratched the Surface

When it Comes to Microplastic, We’ve Only Scratched the Surface

When most people think of Hawaii, they think of turquoise-blue waves lapping at pristine white-sand beaches. They think of luaus and leis, and of surfing and spam. What they probably don’t think about is plastic. And yet they should. An alarmingly…

All Mississippi Coast beaches closed to water activities
All Mississippi Coast beaches closed to water activities

All Mississippi Coast beaches closed to water activities

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality closed two more beaches July 7. The closures, in addition to the 19 closed beaches already announced in Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties, means all of Mississippi’s Gulf Coast beaches are now closed to…

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