Like oil pollution in Ecuador and California years ago, the BP Gulf catastrophe could – and should – lead to profound political change across America.
A computer model suggests that the spreading BP oil spill could travel around the Florida peninsula and enter the Atlantic Ocean.
Among the Top 10 beaches in the United States, No. 1 Coopers Beach in Long Island costs the most.
Coopers Beach (Southampton, N.Y.): Coopers Beach is seen here on May 13 with pristine white sand and lapping waves. With convenient parking and amenities, in addition to nearly no trash on the beach, Coopers beach was selected as America's Best Beach in a survey released on May 28. Top 10 Beaches is produced annually by coastal expert Stephen P. Leatherman, also known as 'Dr. Beach,' director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Best Beaches list.
The tar-ball effect has bumped the Panhandle beaches off this year's Top 10 Best Beaches list.
NASA's space shuttle Endeavour launched successfully early Monday morning. The shuttle is headed to install a major module at the International Space Station.