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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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