Coastal walks and a Hollywood-worthy cottage: Why Somerset is ideal for city-dwellers

Standing on the porch, I look to my left. Over the top of a row of small brick cottages rises a rolling hill of green from which a large cloud of steam is billowing. I hear the unmistakeable clickety-clack of a steam train rumbling past and a loud whistle – and I cannot help but […]

Going Coastal: GM Calls for Nationwide Zero-emission Vehicle Strategy

General Motors CEO Mary Barra took to the USA Today op-ed page Friday to advocate for a national zero-emission vehicle strategy — NZEV, for short. The automaker is calling for the ZEV program already in effect in California and nine other states to become law across the United States, thus making it mandatory for OEMs […]

Russia’s Bastion coastal defense fires supersonic missiles in first Arctic drills (VIDEO)

The Russian Navy has test-fired a supersonic Onyx anti-ship cruise missile for the first time. It was launched from the Bastion missile-defense system, which was recently deployed to the Russian Arctic. A video of the launch shows one P-800 Onyx missile, which can travel at speeds of up to 1,980mph, shooting up in the air […]

Beaches UK: Best coastal hot spots revealed after Blue Flag award shake-up

The best beaches in the UK have been revealed and a number of beautiful British beaches have been given the prestigious Blue Flag status. To be given a Blue Flag, the criteria that are measured is water quality, safety and environmental education, with a minimum of five education activities needing to be offered. Sixty five […]

NASA can pinpoint glaciers that might flood coastal cities

It’s safe to say that melting glaciers and ice sheets are bad things: they raise ocean levels and risk flooding low-lying coastal areas. But which of these icy bodies do you have to worry about in your area? NASA might help. It recently developed a technique that can determine which glaciers and sheets pose a […]

Japanese coastal species rode tsunami debris to the US

Enlarge / A mussel-covered vessel that washed ashore in Washington. (credit: Russ Lewis) Well after the massive 2011 tsunami that swept across the Japanese coast, reminders of the event started appearing on the US-side of the Pacific. Various forms of debris, ranging from small hunks of plastic up to entire boats, made appearances on the […]

A Moody Farewell to Summer That Captures Quiet Post-Season Coastal Life

Photo series La Costa Gris by artist Salva López — who we discovered on Trendland — captures the melancholic, end-of-season vibes we’re all feeling right now. Using a grayed-down palette of blues and muted tones, López photographs empty scenes of European coastal life that merely hint at the once bustling hot weather days. Focusing on […]

Holidays in the UK: THIS British coastal county voted the happiest place to go in Britain

Holidays in the UK can be the best way for a stress-free and cheap holiday with the family. Seaside resorts and even cities in Wales have reported a huge rise in popularity since the Brexit vote last year as more British holiday seekers stay closer to home. However, holidays can sometimes bring arguments and fights […]

REVEALED: This coastal town has been named Britain's top seaside property hotspot in 2017

GETTY Broadstairs in Kent was voted Britain’s favourite seaside property hotspot in 2017 With its vintage, family-friendly charm and its close connections with author Charles Dickens, Broadstairs has seen average property values surge by 10.45 per cent in the last 12 months and has overtaken neighbouring Margate, which topped the league last year, according to […]

North Korea hits imperialist aggressor barge in coastal cruise missile demo

Today, the Korean Central News Agency (North Korea’s state news organization) announced the successful test of a new coastal defense cruise missile system, inflicting pain and woe on a target barge designed to represent a US “battleship.” The missile, a knockoff of the Kh-35 cruise missile Russia exported in the 1990s to India and Vietnam, […]