The Pacific Northwest will be colder and wetter than usual, while the South and California will be warmer and drier, says the US National Weather Service.
Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, an underwater preserve encompassing 140,000 square miles of ocean waters and 10 islands and atolls of the northwestern Hawaiian island, has been selected by UNESCO as a UN World Heritage Site.
As poet laureate, W.S. Merwin is assuming a role with changing expectations.
Asteroid: Earth's largest digital camera is a 1,400-megapixel marvel peering through a telescope in Hawaii. It is on the lookout for potentially dangerous space rocks.
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.
Observations indicate the size of the enormous and violently active sun changes by less than a kilometer every year.