Hurricane Lorzeno batters mid-Atlantic Azores Islands

Europe 10/02/19, 04:12

Hurricane Lorenzo powered across the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday, lashing the Azores Islands with heavy rains, powerful winds and high waves but causing only minor damage, according to authorities. The Azores Civil Protection Agency said the Category 2 hurricane felled trees and power lines as it passed just west of the ...

2 boaters rescued after clinging to boat for 3 hours

U.S. 05/30/19, 12:24

A man and a woman who spent three hours clinging to their capsized sailboat in the Atlantic Ocean about 65 miles (105 kilometers) off Atlantic City are safe.The Coast Guard received a satellite distress signal from the 55-foot (17-meter) vessel Bertie on Wednesday evening. Coast Guard Petty Officer Andy Kendrick ...

Search on for survivors after small plane crashes in ocean

U.S. 05/29/19, 16:16

The Coast Guard is searching for any survivors after a small plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off New Jersey.The Federal Aviation Administration says the single-engine Mooney M20J crashed Wednesday morning about 1,200 feet (365 meters) from the Cape May Lighthouse.State police say that the plane is in about 18 ...

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 ...

Is sea rise wrecking coastal home values? The answer: Maybe

Business 05/14/19, 05:06

For sale: waterfront property with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean. Waves erode beach regularly. Flooding gets worse every year. Saltwater damage to lawn.Asking price: anyone's guess.Some research suggests rising sea levels and flooding brought by global warming are harming coastal property values. But other climate scientists note shortcomings in ...

New restrictions to protect rare whale expected from group

U.S. 04/26/19, 06:16

A group organized by the federal government is expected to release recommendations about how to better protect a vanishing species of whale in the Atlantic Ocean.The North Atlantic right whale numbers only about 411, and its numbers have fallen by dozens in this decade. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ...

Bait crisis could take the steam out of lobster this summer

Business 03/31/19, 10:41

The boom times for the U.S. lobster industry are imperiled this year because of a shortage of a little fish that has been luring the crustaceans into traps for hundreds of years.Members of the lobster business fear a looming bait crisis could disrupt the industry during a time when lobsters ...

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 ...

Ocean mixing that drives climate found in surprise location

Science 01/31/19, 14:29

One of the key drivers of the world's climate is an area in the North Atlantic Ocean where warmer and colder water mix and swirl. When scientists went for their first close look at this critical underwater dynamo, they found they were looking in the wrong place.By hundreds of miles.The ...

Frenchman trying to cross Atlantic in barrel capsule

Europe 12/27/18, 15:00

A 71-year-old Frenchman has departed on a journey across the Atlantic in a specially designed barrel capsule, which will use ocean currents alone to propel him across the sea.Jean-Jacques Savin set off from El Hierro in Spain's Canary Islands on Wednesday and is aiming to complete his 4,500-kilometre (2,800-mile) journey ...

Oscar strengthens into tropical storm; no threat to land

U.S. 10/28/18, 22:31

Tropical Storm Oscar continues to swirl in the Atlantic Ocean, but does not pose a threat to land. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sunday morning that Oscar was centered about 895 miles (1,440 kilometers) east-southeast of Bermuda, and it was moving southwest at 15 mph (24 kph). The storm had ...

WHAT’S HAPPENING: Devastation in Florida, flooding elsewhere

U.S. 10/12/18, 00:25

Tropical Storm Michael has sped off toward the Atlantic Ocean, but there will be nothing quick about Florida's recovery from the hurricane, where rows upon rows of homes have been smashed to pieces . The storm also has brought flash flooding to hurricane-weary parts of the Carolinas and Virginia .BY ...

Judge tosses fishermen’s suit against Obama ocean monument

U.S. 10/05/18, 10:00

A federal judge tossed a lawsuit Friday from a group of fishing associations that challenged the creation of an underwater monument in the Atlantic Ocean.The fishing groups sued in federal court in Washington against creation of Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument by former President Barack Obama in 2016.U.S. ...

A controversial comeback for a highly prized tuna

Enviroment 09/24/18, 06:09

On a drizzling summer afternoon in South Portland, marine biologist Walt Golet is helping attach a quarter-ton Atlantic bluefin tuna to a heavy crane so it can be weighed as part of New England's premier tournament for the giant fish. And this year's derby is different than many in the ...

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