Latest Oceans News

Commonwealth heads call for climate action at Rwanda meeting

Jun. 23, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Leaders of Commonwealth nations are calling for increased climate action at a meeting in Rwanda this week, ahead of the United Nations climate change summit in the seaside resort of Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt later this year. Climate change is a major concern...

Fin-tastic! Growing 'mermaiding' subculture makes a splash

Jun. 23, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — There was a pivotal moment in Queen Pangke Tabora’s life that eclipsed all others: It was the moment, she says, when she first slid her legs into a mermaid tail. For the transgender Filipina woman approaching middle age, seeing her legs encased in vibrant,...

Fishing feud at end of the world split US and UK over Russia

Jun. 22, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — It's one of the world's highest-fetching wild-caught fish, sold for $32 a pound at Whole Foods and served up as meaty fillets on the menus of upscale eateries across the U.S. But Russia's obstruction of longstanding conservation efforts, resulting in a unilateral...

Fishing feud at end of the world split US and UK over Russia

Jun. 22, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

Miami (AP) — It’s one of the world’s highest-fetching wild-caught fish, sold for $32 a pound at Whole Foods and served up as meaty fillets on the menus of upscale eateries across the U.S. But Russia’s obstruction of longstanding conservation efforts, resulting in a...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jun. 20, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

Dallas Morning News. June 18, 2022. Editorial: Texas must protect its mountain lions and ban footholds “There’s a mountain lion somewhere right now stuck in a trap.” A group of landowners and biologists is lobbying the Texas Parks and Wildlife...

Walsh, Hight trade surf, snow to sail with 11th Hour Racing

Jun. 17, 2022 19:05 PM EDT

Big wave surfer Ian Walsh and snowboarder Elena Hight anticipate the ride of their lives when they sail with the crew of 11th Hour Racing in the Newport Bermuda Race. The 635-nautical-mile jaunt this weekend will be more than just a celebrity ride-along for Walsh and Hight . ...

Biden signs new shipping law he says can cut consumer costs

Jun. 16, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed legislation Thursday meant to make shipping goods across oceans cheaper — a move the White House says will help lower retailer costs that have remained high since the start of the coronavirus pandemic and helped fuel record inflation. ...

River trash traps chew at huge ocean plastics problem

Jun. 16, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

Floating fences in India. Whimsical water- and solar-driven conveyor belts with googly eyes in Baltimore. Rechargeable aquatic drones and a bubble barrier in The Netherlands. These are some of the sophisticated and at times low-tech inventions being deployed to capture plastic trash...

FEMA awards $10M to Martha's Vineyard town to fight erosion

Jun. 16, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A town on Martha’s Vineyard is getting a $10 million federal grant to help rebuild a badly-eroded bluff and protect a key road from storm surge and sea level rise. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Thursday that Oak Bluffs was awarded the “pre-disaster...

Shaky oasis for some polar bears found, but not for species

Jun. 16, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

With the polar bear species in a fight for survival because of disappearing Arctic sea ice, a new distinct group of Greenland bears seem to have stumbled on an icy oasis that might allow a small remote population to “hang on.” But it’s far from “a life raft” for the...