U.S. Coast Guard

News
3:50 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

Obama: Coast Guard Grads Will See Effects Of Climate Change

President Barack Obama arrives at the Coast Guard Academy's 2015 graduation ceremony.
Credit Davis Dunavin / WSHU

Delivering the commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, Wednesday, President Barack Obama said cadets will have to deal with the effects of climate change in their careers.

"You know the beauty of the sea, but you also know its unforgiving power," Obama said. "Here at the Academy, climate change- understanding the science and the consequences- is part of the curriculum, and rightly so, because it will affect everything that you do in your careers."

And some graduates say they'll be dealing with climate change as soon as this summer.

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Government
10:55 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Federal government seeks buyer for Conn. lighthouse

Penfield Reef Lighthouse
Credit Coast Guard

A 139-year-old lighthouse in Long Island Sound is for sale, but a buyer has yet to step forward.

Government
11:17 am
Tue July 9, 2013

LI fishermen, Schumer urge repair of Jones Beach navigation light

Commercial fisherman on Long Island, along with New York Senator Charles Schumer, are urging the Coast Guard and the Army Corps of Engineers to speed up repairs on a navigation light at Jones Beach.