- Politicians ask Rutgers to cancel ocean blasting tests Updated: May-22-15 3:39 pm
SHIP BOTTOM, New Jersey - The state Senate president and a congressman representing the Jersey shore are asking Rutgers University to cancel planned research that involves blasting the ocean floor with sound waves.
- WSU researcher says drought could get worse Updated: May-21-15 2:26 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - The drought conditions in Washington that prompted Gov. Jay Inslee last week to declare an emergency are likely to grow worse because of a strengthening El Nino tropical weather pattern in the Pacific Ocean, a weather researcher for Washington State University said Thursday.
- SeaWorld rescue team returns 3 sea turtles to ocean Updated: May-21-15 5:47 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - Three rare Kemp's ridley sea turtles are back in the ocean months after being rescued during a stranding along the Massachusetts coastline.
- Latest on California oil spill: Governor declares emergency Updated: May-20-15 10:05 pm
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- NY lawmakers told state must prepare for climate change Updated: May-19-15 5:32 pm
ALBANY, New York - Lawmakers on Tuesday heard dire predictions of rising sea levels, hotter temperatures and more severe storms from scientists who say New York must do more to respond to a changing climate.
- Beaches in great shape after calm winter, replenishment Updated: May-19-15 10:26 am
SEA BRIGHT, New Jersey - There's more of the Jersey shore this year.
- Volvo race Newport stopover attracts about 125,000 people Updated: May-18-15 3:53 pm
NEWPORT, Rhode Island - The number of visitors to the Newport stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race exceeded officials' expectations.
- Volvo Ocean Race teams depart Newport for 7th leg Updated: May-17-15 7:02 pm
NEWPORT, Rhode Island - The six sailing teams in the Volvo Ocean Race have departed Newport heading for Lisbon, Portugal.
- Sailing teams depart Newport, start 7th leg of global race Updated: May-17-15 4:22 pm
NEWPORT, Rhode Island - The competitors in the Volvo Ocean Race have departed Newport heading for Lisbon, Portugal.
- Divers removing thousands of tires from failed ocean reef Updated: May-17-15 4:05 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - State environmental officials are undertaking a massive two-year project to remove 90,000 tires from the bottom of the ocean floor in Fort Lauderdale.
- Kayakers protest as Arctic drill rig moors off Seattle Updated: May-15-15 6:05 am
SEATTLE - As a massive oil drill rig moved into Seattle, about two dozen activists in kayaks paddled to the middle of Elliott Bay, linked boats and unfurled a banner to make a stand against Royal Dutch Shell's plan to open a new frontier of fossil fuel exploration in the Arctic Ocean.
- Periscope goes back to the sea in around-the-world race Updated: May-13-15 5:50 pm
NEWPORT, Rhode Island - A baseball game lasts a few hours, and a golf tournament can run a long weekend. But sailors in the Volvo Ocean Race are at sea for nine months, enough time for entire technologies to come and go.
- Search for missing Malaysia plane yields uncharted shipwreck Updated: May-13-15 8:15 am
SYDNEY - Search crews hunting for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the desolate ocean waters off western Australia have discovered an old shipwreck, officials said Wednesday.
- Port Fourchon to get environmental sensor Updated: May-12-15 10:43 am
PORT FOURCHON, Louisiana - A new environmental observation sensor will be installed at Port Fourchon Wednesday to improve navigation safety and increase efficiency for ships.
- Shell clears major US government hurdle for Arctic drilling Updated: May-12-15 1:55 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Royal Dutch Shell's Arctic drilling program has cleared a major bureaucratic hurdle to begin drilling for oil and gas off Alaska's northwestern coast this summer.
- Oregon snowpack at 11 percent, tough for farmers, fish Updated: May-11-15 8:46 pm
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - Snowpack in the mountains of Oregon is low for the second year in a row, prompting predictions of reduced stream flows that could hurt farmers and fish.
- Alaska is first phase of Arctic Ocean fiber optic project Updated: May-11-15 11:37 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Marine surveying will start again this summer near Alaska's coastal communities in a wide-reaching effort to improve communications by laying a $700 million fiber-optic cable linking Europe and Asia through the Arctic Ocean.
- Sailing on land aboard Neruda's ship-like homes in Chile Updated: May-11-15 9:43 am
ISLA NEGRA, Chile - Brazilian tourist Cristiane Stekel stood next to Chilean poet Pablo Neruda's bed and looked out the window at rough ocean waves. The bed is positioned so that the sun rises at its head and sets at its foot.
- Newport history, beauty propel sailors in global ocean race Updated: May-10-15 12:01 pm
NEWPORT, Rhode Island - This City by the Sea is riding a wave of excitement harkening to its heyday as an international sailing mecca as it hosts this year's only North American stopover on the Volvo Ocean Race.
- Largest new exhibit in SC Aquarium's 15 years opens Saturday Updated: May-10-15 11:37 am
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - The largest exhibit added to the South Carolina Aquarium since it opened 15 years ago allows visitors to come face-to-face, and finger-to-fin, with sharks and stingrays.
- Sea rise threatens Florida coast, but no statewide plan Updated: May-10-15 11:17 am
ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida - America's oldest city is slowly drowning.
- $4M plan to help fish get to, from ocean and coastal pond Updated: May-10-15 10:34 am
SPRING LAKE, New Jersey - Nature and mankind have never quite agreed on what to do about Wreck Pond, a 48-acre coastal lake near some of the Jersey shore's priciest oceanfront real estate.
- Feds eye giving endangered status to Gulf whale species Updated: May-10-15 8:37 am
NEW ORLEANS - With as few as about a dozen of the mammals left, federal regulators say a unique species of baleen whales in the Gulf of Mexico about 70 miles off the Florida Panhandle may be threatened with extinction and could get special protection from federal regulators.
- Orlando native will try to row solo across Pacific Ocean Updated: May-10-15 12:58 am
ORLANDO, Florida - Half her lifetime ago, Sonya Baumstein approached a table at Winter Park High School, intrigued by a sport she knew little about.
- French president says UN climate fund could help Caribbean Updated: May-09-15 5:07 pm
FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique - French President Francois Hollande told Caribbean leaders on Saturday that a planned international green fund could help the vulnerable, tourism-dependent region mitigate the effects of climate change.