Explorer recounts making the deepest ocean dive in history

Entertainment 05/14/19, 14:33

Victor Vescovo says he didn't set out to break James Cameron's record of reaching the deepest point on Earth. But that's what he did last month as he went 10,928 meters down into the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench of the Pacific Ocean.The groundbreaking mission was filmed as part ...

Bering Sea changes startle scientists, worry residents

Science 04/13/19, 11:08

The Yupik Eskimo village of Kotlik on Alaska's northwest coast relies on a cold, hard blanket of sea ice to protect homes from vicious winter Bering Sea storms.Frigid north winds blow down from the Arctic Ocean, freeze saltwater and push sea ice south. The ice normally prevents waves from forming ...

Obama appointed judge restores Obama-era drilling ban in Arctic

U.S. 03/30/19, 17:07

"President Donald Trump exceeded his authority when he reversed bans on offshore drilling in vast parts of the Arctic Ocean and dozens of canyons in the Atlantic Ocean", a U.S. judge said in a ruling that restored the Obama-era restrictions. U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason in a decision late Friday ...

Coast Cutter Healy returns to Seattle homeport

Science 11/30/18, 19:11

The crew of a Coast Guard icebreaker returned to their homeport in Seattle following the ship's annual artic deployment.The Healy returned Friday. Family members holding signs and waving welcomed it back.U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Andy Borroni, left, is hugged by his son Alex, 11, as his step-daughter Julia ...

Powerful underwater quake off Norwegian Arctic island

Europe 11/09/18, 05:20

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 struck in the Arctic Ocean Friday, northwest of a largely uninhabited and remote Norwegian island, officials said. No injuries or damage were immediately reported.The Norwegian earthquake center NORSAR says the quake was recorded at 2:49 a.m. in the sea between the ...

Icebreaker tests out oil spill recovery system

Europe 10/03/18, 04:56

A Finnish icebreaker has conducted an oil spill response exercise in the Baltic Sea, testing a new, inbuilt oil recovery system — a first for an icebreaker.The vessel, Polaris, can collect 1,400 cubic meters (49,000 cubic feet) of oil, even in harsh and icy weather conditions. The Polaris operates mainly ...

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