With Hurricane Irene bearing down on the East Coast, New York City and state officials have ordered a mandatory evacuation of 250,000 people in flood-susceptible communities and announced plans to shut down much of the coastal region’s transit system, including subways, by noon Saturday. (more)
John McCain is hoping that Americans, particularly those living in coastal states, are so sick of high gas prices they won’t mind a little extra offshore drilling. That’s a risky assessment according to The Politico and the former head of the Florida GOP, who said that back before fuel costs skyrocketed it “would have been like pulling a pin on a grenade and rolling it into the state.”
The word “seafoam” might call to mind a posh shade of light green that would color, say, select Restoration Hardware or J. Crew products. However, for seaside dwellers along a stretch of Australian coastline in New South Wales, the term quite literally describes the frothy substance that completely covered their beaches after a nearby storm stirred up the Pacific.