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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.

Coast Guard

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

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.