Latest Atlantic Ocean News

Forecasters warn of US coast rip currents caused by Humberto

Sep. 16, 2019 5:22 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Beachgoers on the southeastern U.S. coast should be wary of potentially dangerous rip currents caused by Hurricane Humberto, the National Hurricane Center said Sunday. Late Sunday, Humberto strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane. By early Monday, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 85 mph...

Humberto gains strength to become a Category 1 hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean

Sep. 15, 2019 10:55 PM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Humberto gains strength to become a Category 1 hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean.

Greta Thunberg brings environmental campaign to Washington

Sep. 13, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who helped spark a youth-driven push for climate change, has come to Washington. Thunberg and about 1,500 protesters, many of them schoolchildren, marched and chanted near the White House on Friday. They are calling for immediate action from the...

Federal research ship to begin studies in the Gulf in 2023

Sep. 11, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal research vessel operated by universities in Louisiana and Mississippi is expected to begin studies in the Gulf of Mexico in 2023. The Louisiana Universities Marine Research Consortium and the University of Southern Mississippi are leading a consortium created for the 199-foot...

House approves oil drilling ban off Atlantic, Pacific coasts

Sep. 11, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House approved legislation Wednesday that would permanently bar drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and extend a moratorium on drilling off Florida's west coast. Coastal lawmakers from both parties said the bills would protect U.S. coasts from drilling that can pollute...

The Latest: Winds buffet New England as Dorian speeds north

Sep. 7, 2019 2:28 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 2:25 a.m. Hurricane Dorian is producing tropical storm-force winds in southeastern Massachusetts as it speeds toward eastern Canada. The Category 1 storm was around 170 miles (275 kilometers) southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts,...

Appeal sought after judges ditch Air France 2009 crash probe

Sep. 6, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Paris prosecutor has appealed the decision to drop a decade-long investigation over the 2009 crash of Air France Flight 447 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. Air France and Airbus were charged with manslaughter over the crash in the Atlantic Ocean, which killed all 228 people aboard and led to...

The Latest: Dorian churns north along North Carolina coast

Sep. 5, 2019 11:09 PM EDT

OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Forecasters say Hurricane Dorian is brushing up against North Carolina as it keeps churning northeast, just offshore. In a late Thursday night advisory, the National Hurricane Center says the Category 2 storm continued to...

The Latest: Minnis: Many still in shelters on Grand Bahama

Sep. 4, 2019 9:55 PM EDT

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis says he has visited storm-ravaged Grand Bahama, finding many people remain in shelters even though much of the flooding has eased. Minnis spoke at a news briefing Wednesday evening and...

Enright, Towill plan to sail around world for 3rd time

Sep. 4, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ivy Leaguers Charlie Enright and Mark Towill have two years to prepare for their third round-the-world race, a welcome change from their first two attempts, when they were scraping together funding with just months to spare. Enright and Towill announced Wednesday that they've renewed their...