Latest Atlantic Ocean News

CNN chief apologizes to employees for distracting from work

Jun. 05, 2023 17:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Licht, the embattled chief executive of CNN, apologized to network employees on Monday for distracting from their work and promised to “fight like hell” to earn their trust amid criticism of his year at the helm. Licht's tenure hit a low point last week...

The 2023 Atlantic hurricane season is now underway. Here's what to know.

Jun. 02, 2023 14:54 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — It's time for residents along the southeastern U.S. coastlines to make sure their storm plans are in place as the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season got underway Thursday. Forecasters are predicting a “near-normal” season, but Mike Brennan, the new director at the...

Tropical Storm Arlene, 1st of season, forms in Gulf of Mexico

Jun. 02, 2023 14:02 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Arlene, the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, formed Friday in the Gulf of Mexico on a track taking the cyclone south toward the western tip of Cuba. National Hurricane Center forecasters said in a 1:30 p.m. advisory that Arlene had...

Tropical Storm Arlene, the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, has formed in the Gulf of Mexico

Jun. 02, 2023 13:46 PM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Arlene, the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, has formed in the Gulf of Mexico.

Tropical depression forms in Gulf of Mexico on 1st day of hurricane season

Jun. 01, 2023 23:29 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A tropical depression formed in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, the official first day of the Atlantic hurricane season. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 35 mph (55 kph) and was located about 290 miles (465 kilometers) west-northwest of Fort Myers, Florida, as...

Vatican questions how priest moved $17 million meant for missionary work into investment fund

May. 31, 2023 14:38 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The former monastery on a quiet residential street in Rome once sheltered Jews fearing deportation during World War II. Purchased by the Vatican in 2021 as a dormitory for foreign nuns studying at Rome’s pontifical universities, the building now stands empty, a collateral...

Thousands evacuate from Nova Scotia wildfires

May. 29, 2023 22:26 PM EDT

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — Wildfires in Canada’s Atlantic coast province of Nova Scotia have caused thousands to evacuate. The Halifax Regional Municipality said late Monday that preliminary estimates indicate approximately 200 homes or structures have been damaged, based on...

Struggles continue for thousands in Florida 8 months after Hurricane Ian as new storm season looms

May. 29, 2023 16:29 PM EDT

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Eight months ago, chef Michael Cellura had a restaurant job and had just moved into a fancy new camper home on Fort Myers Beach. Now, after Hurricane Ian swept all that away, he lives in his older Infiniti sedan with a 15-year-old long-haired chihuahua named Ginger....

How busy will Atlantic hurricane season be? Depends on who wins unusual battle of climatic titans

May. 26, 2023 02:03 AM EDT

Two clashing climatic behemoths, one natural and one with human fingerprints, will square off this summer to determine how quiet or chaotic the Atlantic hurricane season will be. An El Nino is brewing and the natural weather event dramatically dampens hurricane activity. But at the...

In Panama, legal rights given to sea turtles, boosting the 'rights of nature' movement

May. 24, 2023 16:41 PM EDT

ARMILA, Panama (AP) — On a Panamanian beach long after dark, a group of undergraduate students dug into the sand to excavate a sea turtle nest, their lamps casting a soft red glow as they studied eggs, inventoried the success of the hatch and checked for any surviving hatchlings stuck at the...