Latest Oceans News

Tropical Storm Peter forms over the Atlantic Ocean

Sep. 19, 2021 05:07 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters said Tropical Storm Peter formed over the Atlantic Ocean early Sunday, and a new tropical depression was spinning over the far eastern Atlantic. Peter was centered about 630 miles (1,015 kilometers) east of the northern Leeward Islands, the U.S....

Tropical Storm Peter has formed over the Atlantic Ocean, forecasters say

Sep. 19, 2021 04:45 AM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Peter has formed over the Atlantic Ocean, forecasters say.

USM prof, Water Institute work to restore Chandeleur Islands

Sep. 18, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana-based research organization and a professor at the University of Southern Mississippi are joining forces in a research project aimed at restoring and protecting the Chandeleur Islands in the northern Gulf of Mexico. In a news release...

Navy doing deep sea-search for sailors' remains, helicopter

Sep. 17, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Navy is conducting a deep-sea search for the remains of five sailors and the wreckage of a Navy helicopter that hit the deck of an aircraft carrier off the San Diego coast on Aug. 31 and plunged into the Pacific ocean. The Navy launched the search...

Report: Climate change could see 200 million move by 2050

Sep. 13, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Climate change could push more than 200 million people to leave their homes in the next three decades and create migration hot spots unless urgent action is taken to reduce global emissions and bridge the development gap, a World Bank report has found. ...

UNH gets $1.8M to study road damage from coastal flooding

Sep. 12, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire has been awarded a $1.8 million grant to study how and why coastal hazards like excessive flooding are causing roads to crack and crumble. “We’re trying to better understand the causal links of not only the...

Forecasters: Tropical Storm Nicholas forms in Gulf of Mexico; storm warnings issued for Texas and NE coast of Mexico.

Sep. 12, 2021 11:22 AM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters: Tropical Storm Nicholas forms in Gulf of Mexico; storm warnings issued for Texas and NE coast of Mexico.

Mindy dumps rain on SC and GA coast, moves off into Atlantic

Sep. 09, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — Tropical depression Mindy dumped rain along the Georgia and South Carolina seacoasts Thursday during a trek across land before moving well out over the Atlantic Ocean. Mindy was a brief-lived tropical storm that had formed Wednesday in the...

Tropical Storm Mindy forms in northeast Gulf of Mexico; tropical storm warning issued for part of the Florida Panhandle

Sep. 08, 2021 17:10 PM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Mindy forms in northeast Gulf of Mexico; tropical storm warning issued for part of the Florida Panhandle.

IAEA seeks Japan transparency in release of Fukushima water

Sep. 07, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency asked Japan on Tuesday for full and detailed information about a plan to release treated but still radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean. The three-member team, which is...