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Thousands without power and 1 dead after Atlantic storm Lee pummels New England and Maritime Canada

Sep. 16, 2023 23:19 PM EDT

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Atlantic storm Lee pummeled a large swath of New England and Maritime Canada with destructive winds, rough surf and torrential rains that toppled trees, flooded roadways and cut power to tens of thousands on Saturday. One person was killed in Maine when a tree limb fell...

Climate change takes habitat from big fish, the ocean's key predators

Sep. 14, 2023 14:02 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — This year’s marine heat waves and spiking ocean temperatures foretell big changes in the future for some of the largest fish in the sea, such as sharks, tunas and swordfish. The rising temperatures of the oceans are especially dangerous for these fish...

Fukushima nuclear plant's operator says the first round of wastewater release is complete

Sep. 11, 2023 10:40 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant said Monday that it has safely completed the first release of treated radioactive water from the plant into the sea and will inspect and clean the facility before starting the second round in a few weeks. The...

Hurricane Lee barrels through open Atlantic waters after becoming season's first Category 5 storm

Sep. 08, 2023 23:15 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Lee charged through warm Atlantic waters Friday night and threatened to unleash heavy swells across the northeast Caribbean. It became the season's first Category 5 storm before beginning to weaken. Down to a Category 3 hurricane by late...

Alaska fishers fear another bleak season as crab populations dwindle in warming waters

Sep. 06, 2023 12:54 PM EDT

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Gabriel Prout worked four seasons on his father's crab boat, the Silver Spray, before joining his two brothers in 2020 to buy a half-interest plus access rights for a snow crab fishery that's typically the largest and richest in the Bering Sea. Then in 2021, disaster: an...

Tropical Storm Lee forms in Atlantic Ocean and is forecast to become a major hurricane as it approaches the Caribbean

Sep. 05, 2023 17:16 PM EDT
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Lee forms in Atlantic Ocean and is forecast to become a major hurricane as it approaches the Caribbean.

Dangerous rip currents along Atlantic coast spur rescues, at least 8 deaths

Sep. 05, 2023 15:31 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Strong ocean rip currents along the mid-Atlantic coast created hazardous swimming conditions on Tuesday after several deaths were reported and hundreds of other swimmers had to be rescued by lifeguards during the Labor Day holiday weekend. Rip current warnings...

Florida prays Idalia won't join long list of destructive storms with names starting with 'I'

Aug. 28, 2023 17:54 PM EDT

Floridians pray that when Idalia hits the Gulf Coast it won't join the long list of destructive Atlantic Ocean storms whose names started with “I.” Since 1955, 13 Atlantic storm names beginning with “I” have been retired, according to the National Weather Service. That...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Aug. 25, 2023 11:57 AM EDT

Brunswick News. August 21, 2023. Editorial: Keep an eye on the Atlantic as storms start to form If anyone had wagered with someone else that a tropical storm would hit the California coast before one hit the Southeastern U.S. Coast, then that person would clearly be...

Fukushima's radioactive wastewater is being released in the Pacific. Here's what you need to know

Aug. 24, 2023 01:08 AM EDT

OKUMA, Japan (AP) — Treated and diluted but still slightly radioactive wastewater from the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is being discharged into the Pacific Ocean. The first batch being released over the next 17 days is a small part of the tons of water that have...