Coast Guard harnessing the power of the sea

Eastport, Maine – Being stationed at the most northern Coast Guard station on the East Coast certainly has its share of challenges. For one thing, the water temperature this winter averaged 37 degrees and the rocky coast is unforgiving to careless or unlucky mariners. But perhaps the greatest challenge of all is dealing with the sheer force of the water brought in by the 22-foot tides and six...

Coast Guard base exchange to ban plastic bags and incandescent bulbs

HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard is making great strides this spring in an effort to green its main base here. The service’s base exchange at the Integrated Support Command (ISC), Honolulu, will begin phasing out plastic bags and incandescent bulbs in March.