Gulf Coast

Toxic red tide: Florida researchers investigate what's making it so bad for so long

In declaring a state of emergency in seven counties where the ocean is contaminated by a toxic red tide, Florida Gov. Rick Scott's office made two points this week: The state is supporting communities struggling with the scourge, and the siege of seafaring microorganisms is “naturally …

Florida

Salmon/Sterling Nuclear Tests Marker

This largely forgotten piece of Cold War history stands hidden in the woods just north of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.<p>A roughly chest-high block of …

Military History

Red tide disrupts tourism along Florida's Gulf Coast

Florida

BEST TRAVEL IN AMERICA’S OVERLOOKED SPOTS FOR WEEKEND TRIPS

The United States is a huge country with more beautiful, interesting, and exciting places than you could ever count but it tends to be the same ones …

New Mexico

Florida’s Red Tide Stings Tourist Industry

Naturally occurring stench has caused Gov. Scott to declare a state of emergency for seven counties<p>Patrons of the Dry Dock Waterfront Grill on Florida’s Longboat Key usually enjoy stunning views of the Sarasota Bay. Now, they get an unpleasant stench.<p>A red tide—a natural phenomenon involving an …

Florida

Security Tight For First Day Of School In La Porte, Friendswood

Students and staff in La Porte, Friendswood and Brazosport experienced their first day of school with tighter security.<p>PASADENA, TX -- Schools in La …

Santa Fe

The Most Family-Friendly Destinations in the U.S.

It's not too late to pack up the kids and grandparents and enjoy a family vacation or a weekend away. Where can you go that the whole family will …

Personal Finance

The best way to spend 36 hours in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Looking for all the excitement and glamour of Las Vegas, but don't want the hassle of flying all the way out to Nevada? There's a much, much closer …

Texas

Man to be sentenced for shooting 4-year-old boy in Cleveland

CLEVELAND– A man will be sentenced Wednesday morning in the shooting of a 4-year-old boy.John Smith, 22, pleaded guilty to felonious assault and …

Crime

FGCU Places 4 on Preseason Team, Voted as Favorites; A-Sun Awards & Predictions

Florida Gulf Coast put a quartet of players on the ASUN Preseason Volleyball Team while they were also voted league favorites. Archive Photo via FGCU …

College Sports

Florida, Gulf Coast brace for subtropical storm Alberto

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Subtropical Storm Alberto

Federal judge orders environmental review of Keystone XL pipeline

A federal court in Montana has ruled that TransCanada must conduct an additional environmental review before it moves forward with the alternative …

U.S. State Department

Cubs acquire outfielder/pinch-runner Terrance Gore from Royals

The Cubs made a minor move Wednesday, acquiring speedy outfielder Terrance Gore from the Royals for cash considerations. Gore was not added to the 40-man roster, which means he likely will report to the Cubs’ Triple-A team in Iowa and would not be called up until after the big-league roster expands …

Sports

Sargassum Blooms: Too Much of a Good Thing? | Blog | Nature | PBS

Pelagic sargassum on the East Coast of Barbados – credit H. Oxenford<p><b>If you hit the beach recently in the Caribbean or Gulf of Mexico, you may have</b> …

North Atlantic

Oil & Gas Industry Push To ‘Explore’ Off Florida

<b>Follow CBSMIAMI.COM:</b> <b>Facebook | Twitter</b><p>TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA) — A national coalition with deep Florida ties brought its …

Oil & Gas Industry

Holy Cross Star Off to Amazin’ Start for Mets

Every young baseball player dreams of someday suiting up for his hometown team.For a Brooklyn boy, this dream took one step closer to becoming a …

Major League Baseball

Mae West was wrong – too much of a good thing isn’t wonderful | Oil & Gas

August 14, 2018 – <i>By Tim Fitzgibbon</i><p>I wouldn’t recommend looking to movie star Mae West for oil and gas production guidance, drilling tips or price …

Oil

Listen to The Spew 8-15-18: Victory Fridges, Nebraska Execution, Red Tide | WTAM Podcasts | Podcasts

Triv and Zack Reed are in talking about the Browns and Budweiser installing "Victory Fridges" at FirstEnergy Stadium and other locations around …

Podcasting

Heavy rain swept father and son off Kansas road. They were found dead inside the car

A Kansas father and his son were found dead in a car with the windows up after heavy rain flooded parts of Montgomery County, the emergency …

Weather

China is thirsty for American liquefied natural gas, but Trump's tariffs are messing it up

America is blessed with an extraordinary opportunity. China is an emerging great economic power, and that should be good news, because in order to …

Natural Gas

SATORP awards Jacobs general engineering services contract

Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE:JEC) announces a two-year contract renewal from Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petrochemical Company (SATORP) for its …

Business

Astros righty Francis Martes undergoes Tommy John surgery

Image 1of/50<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Francis Martes underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday, Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said.<p>Once the 15th best prospect …

Baseball

LSU down to 2 scholarship QBs after Narcisse, McMillan depart in span of less than 24 hours

LSU is down to two scholarship quarterbacks after redshirt freshman Lowell Narcisse and junior Justin McMillan both announced plans to transfer in …

College Football

Interior Announces Results of Gulf of Mexico Region-Wide Oil and Gas Lease

Date: August 15, 2018<br>Contact: Interior_Press@ios.doi.gov<p><b>WASHINGTON, D.C.</b> – In support of President Donald J. Trump's America-First Offshore Energy …

Oil & Gas Industry

Davis, Jones, Beckham go deep as O's beat Mets 6-3

BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles haven't had many shining moments this season -- except against the New York Mets.<p>Chris Davis, Adam Jones and Tim …

Major League Baseball

Nationals' Carter Kieboom leads top prospects | MLB.com

<i>Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Tuesday.</i><p>While there were many strong offensive performances …

Baseball

Hurricanes

Caught in the Storm<p>The violent winds and rains of hurricanes can devastate wildlife and their habitats—but human hands can ease the pain<p>Jennifer S. …

Habitats

Affordable and Reliable Offshore Energy is a Benefit to Floridians

Jessica Lutz <br>Posted August 15, 2018<p>Increased access to America’s offshore natural gas and oil would bring far-reaching benefits to coastal states, …

Natural Gas

Cold Front to Erase Summer's Dog Days in Nation's Midsection, South Next Week

Regional Forecast Video<p>Cold Front to Erase Summer's Dog Days in Nation's Midsection, South Next Week<p>By Linda Lam<p>2 hours …

Weather

China Can't Shake Its Addiction To US Crude

The U.S. – China trade war got a bit more interesting Monday as Beijing announced that it would exempt U.S. oil from its latest round of retaliatory sanctions. Despite numerous threats from The People’s Republic to impose punitive import duties on West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude – a response to …

Oil