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4th Annual Long Island Hop Festival

South Jamesport, NY September 21 @ 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Back for its fourth year on the North Fork, the Long Island Hop Festival will introduce attendees to locally and nationally available hop-forward and hop-infused beer such as IPAs, DIPAs, NEIPAs and more! The festival will also offer attendees the rare opportunity to taste wet hop beers (beers made with… SEE MORE

National Cleanup Day

Rockland, ME September 21

National CleanUp Day + Earth Day + Keep America Beautiful in conjunction with World CleanUp Day are coordinating clean ups across the US for National CleanUp Day 2019. Join us in every State, every territory and nearly every country around the world! During the month of September 2019, National CleanUp… SEE MORE

Washington State Fair

Seattle, WA August 30 - September 22

The Washington State Fair, formerly the Puyallup Fair, is the largest single attraction held annually in the state of Washington. The fair continually ranks in the top ten largest fairs in the United States. The Washington State Fair hosts two annual events: the 21-day Washington State Fair every September, and the… SEE MORE

Shrimp & Grits Festival

Jekyll Island Marina, GA September 20 @ 4:00 PM - September 22 @ 4:00 PM

Voted Best Festival in the Southeast A coastal favorite, the Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival combines the classic southern dish with family-friendly entertainment, artists market, live music, kids’ zone, food, a craft brew fest, and more. The island comes alive during this fun-filled weekend, so mark your calendars for… SEE MORE

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Scientists reveal huge losses of North American birds.

Audubon Declares a 'Bird Emergency' After Huge Losses Revealed

9/20/2019 by US Harbors

Today, Science published a study by a joint team of conservation biologists describing a grim picture: a steady decline of nearly three billion North American birds since 1970, primarily as a result of human activities. In other words, within one human lifetime, North America lost more than one quarter of… SEE MORE

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Army Corps of Engineers Waives Fees on National Public Lands Day

9/18/2019 by US Harbors

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches at its recreation areas nationwide in recognition of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 28. The waiver does not apply to… SEE MORE

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Tropical Storm Jerry may become a hurricane by the end of the week.

Tropical Storm Jerry Could Strengthen this Week

9/18/2019 by US Harbors

By Christina Maxouris. Another tropical storm has formed in the Atlantic and could strengthen into a hurricane by the end of the week. Jerry, the 10th named storm of this year's Atlantic hurricane season, was 855 miles east of the Leeward Islands late Wednesday morning. It had maximum sustained winds… SEE MORE

Freshly hooked Albacore Tuna.

StarKist Hit With $100 Million Fine in Tuna Price-Fixing Case

9/13/2019 by US Harbors

By Micah Maidenberg. StarKist Co. has been ordered to pay a $100 million penalty for its role in a conspiracy that prosecutors say inflated the prices consumers paid for canned tuna. The market leader for packaged tuna in the U.S., StarKist worked with rivals Bumble Bee Foods LLC and Chicken… SEE MORE

Florida Everglades Snowy Egret

Gov. DeSantis Requests $625 Million for Everglades Restoration

9/13/2019 by US Harbors

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced his request to the Florida Legislature of $625 million in recurring funding for the next three years for Everglades restoration and protection of Florida’s water resources. This funding will meet the $2.5 billion goal outlined in the Governor’s Bold Vision for a Brighter Future budget.… SEE MORE

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Boating 101: Be Prepared for a Medical Emergency

9/13/2019 by US Harbors

By Pat Mundus. I took my original CPR and first-aid class as a mandatory sailing instructor requirement. As a blasé teenager, I never thought I’d use the skills. I soon learned how effective the training was in a crisis. After expelling a huge projectile from a choking person’s airway using… SEE MORE

Rare Harvest Moon to Appear this Friday the 13th

9/11/2019 by US Harbors

By Gordon Johnston. The Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon, the Fruit Moon, the Barley Moon, the Corn Moon, the Mid-Autumn Festival Moon, the Chuseok Moon, the Modhu Purnima and the Binara Pura Pasalosvaka Poya. The Moon will be full early Saturday morning, Sept. 14, 2019, appearing "opposite" the Sun (in… SEE MORE

Inside the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder, Colorado.

How Bits and Bytes of Data Become a Forecast

9/11/2019 by US Harbors

Every day in America, millions of people wake up with the same question on their minds, “What’s the weather today?” The US Department of Commerce found that the majority of Americans check the weather forecast 3.8 times per day, equating to 301 billion forecasts consumed per year! These days, we… SEE MORE