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Sexual Shenanigans and Pig Shooting in the Military Need to Stop

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 06.16.2015 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Our soldiers deserve the best training available -- and that's not hacking at moaning goats with gardening shears or blowing off pigs' jaws. Lifelike human-patient simulators, which are readily available, realistically represent human anatomy and traumatic injury.

A Columnist's Lament

Edward Flattau | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics
Edward Flattau

Pentagon analysts make a credible case that climate change-related sea level rise threatens our coastal transportation systems. In addition, they warn that increasingly extreme weather events are potential disruptors of domestic energy supply and distribution.

A Coast Guard Workforce for Tomorrow

Adm. Paul Zukunft | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
Adm. Paul Zukunft

I'm looking to follow the lead of Dr. Olivia Hooker, who fought to become the first African-American woman to enlist in the U.S. Coast Guard, and build a 21st-century Coast Guard workforce that draws upon the richness of all Americans. We must continue our efforts to be a more inclusive organization that attracts a diverse workforce.

BP's Clean Water Act Fines Will Be Smaller Than Gulf States Thought

Susan Buchanan | Posted 03.27.2015 | Green
Susan Buchanan

BP acted with gross negligence in precipitating the April 20, 2010 spill, Barbier ruled last September. This mid-January, he found that BP wasn't grossly negligent or reckless in its source-control efforts to stop the spill.

Ex-NFL Player Swims 9 Miles Back To Shore After Falling Off Boat

AP | Posted 01.09.2015 | Sports

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Former Miami Dolphins fullback Rob Konrad swam nine miles back to shore after falling off his boat while fishing off th...

Feds sue 'Bering Sea Gold' star over costs of retrieving sunken vessel in Cordova

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.18.2015 | Entertainment
Alaska Dispatch News

The federal government filed a civil lawsuit on Monday against a gold dredge captain who has appeared on Discovery Channel's "Bering Sea Gold," alle...

Giving Thanks for a Life-Changing Adventure--And More

Lee Crockett | Posted 01.24.2015 | Green
Lee Crockett

This Thanksgiving I'm grateful for one simple act that set my life's course. Shortly after high school graduation, I picked up an issue of National G...

John Kerry Raises a Beacon to the Spirit of the Saint Louis

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

Ironically, there is another transatlantic transport with the name 'St. Louis' whose story is one of the nadirs of America's storied past. Though little known, perhaps no other moment since the Emancipation Proclamation might well have burdened America's conscience as much.

Coast Guard To Cut Back On Training With Live Animals

AP | By BROCK VERGAKIS | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Coast Guard won't use as many live animals for its combat medical training after an animal rights group showed a goat's legs...

Military Core Values: They Don't Exist

Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff

Military personnel must understand values all Americans share, but recognize how their responsibilities change with their oath. Every military initiative in the area of morals and ethics must be grounded in the core values that flow from that oath.

The Next Generation Of Drones Has Arrived -- And They Don't Fly

Posted 10.18.2013 | Technology

When the U.S. Coast Guard petitioned for unmanned assistance in disaster situations, a new generation of drone was born. The UPSV, or Unmanned Port S...

Tragic Boat Accident Off Miami Coast

AP | JENNIFER KAY and TONY WINTON | Posted 12.16.2013 | Miami

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ten people were found clinging to the hull of a small boat that capsized early Wednesday off South Flo...

Coast Guard Parachutes Packages Of Blood To Cruise Ship In Need (VIDEO)

Posted 10.07.2013 | Weird News

Does the thought of floating out in the middle of the ocean kind of freak you out? Even if you are on a luxury cruise ship, what if something went wro...

BP's missteps delayed its 2010 spill response, trial witnesses say

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Oct. 7, 2013 edition.) As the Macondo trial's Phase Two began in U.S. District Court in ...

AMAZING: How They Survived 8 Days Stranded At Sea

Sun Sentinel | Ben Wolford | Posted 11.24.2013 | Miami

Eight days after their boat tossed them into the sea, Mike Russell lost all hope. Anthony Douglas already had to save his friend several times. Cling...

Stranded At Sea For Eight Days

Sun Sentinel | HEATHER CARNEY | Posted 11.16.2013 | Miami

WEST PALM BEACH -- For the rescuer and the rescued, it wasn't supposed to happen like this. Two Bahamian men left for some fishing and ended up float...

Lawsuit proceeds against Taylor Energy over a 9-year Gulf leak

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the July 29, 2013 edition.) Early last week, U.S. District Court Judge Susie Morgan in New Or...

Four Misconceptions About Being in a Military Family

Morgan Kistler | Posted 07.11.2013 | Parents
Morgan Kistler

There's more to being a military family than what meets the eye. Every single year during transfer season your heart breaks. It breaks when you watch your children say goodbye to their best friends, and when you say goodbye to your best friends.

Caught At Sea

AP | Posted 04.26.2013 | Latino Voices

MIAMI -- Ten migrants were returned to Cuba after the U.S. Coast Guard intercepted their vessels at sea. The Coast Guard found the two vessels at sea...

Transocean Denies Skimping On Deepwater Horizon Maintenance

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.31.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the April 1, 2013 edition.) At the Gulf spill trial last week, a Transocean executive and a c...

Solving veteran homelessness in the U.S.

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 05.20.2013 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

In the last few years, the Department of Veterans Affairs has revolutionized its service delivery, partnering with homeless services organizations lik...

The Hand of Man: A True Christmas Story

Terrie M. Williams | Posted 02.15.2013 | World
Terrie M. Williams

Despite the rawness of nature, the world made more sense in the oceans, the forests and the mountains. Yet, it was from the wilderness through one animal -- an endangered seal named KP2 (Kauai Pup 2) -- that my faith in the hand of man was restored.

U.S. Coast Guard Member Dies In Crash With Smuggler's Boat

AP | Posted 02.01.2013 | Los Angeles

VENTURA, Calif. — A U.S. Coast Guard member was killed and another was injured when their small boat was rammed by a smuggler's vessel before da...

A New Record?

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus | Posted 10.03.2012 | Miami

If you thought bales of ganja mysteriously floating onto Miami shores was just a tale from years gone by, guess again. Finds of so-called 'square ...

PHOTO: Russell Crowe Saved By U.S. Coast Guard

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 11.03.2012 | Celebrity

NEW YORK — Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe lost his way kayaking in the waters off New York's Long Island and was picked up by a U.S. Coast Gu...