Latest Atlantic Ocean News

Study says 2023's crazy Atlantic ocean heat, low Antarctic sea ice give glimpse of much hotter world

Feb. 27, 2024 11:37 AM EST

Off the charts “crazy” heat in the North Atlantic ocean and record-smashing Antarctic sea ice lows last year are far more severe than what Earth’s supposed to get with current warming levels. They are more like what happens at twice this amount of warming, a new study said. The...

French mayors face violence and intimidation from xenophobic far-right groups

Feb. 19, 2024 00:05 AM EST

SAINT-BREVIN-LES-PINS, France (AP) — The mayor of a small resort town on the Atlantic coast of France resigned, closed his medical practice and moved away after his house and two cars were set on fire. The arson followed months of death threats over plans to relocate a refugee center near a...

Ocean system that moves heat gets closer to collapse, which could cause weather chaos, study says

Feb. 09, 2024 16:40 PM EST

An abrupt shutdown of Atlantic Ocean currents that could put large parts of Europe in a deep freeze is looking a bit more likely and closer than before as a new complex computer simulation finds a “cliff-like” tipping point looming in the future. A long-worried nightmare...

Floridians shaken by 4.0 magnitude earthquake about 100 miles off the coast in the Atlantic Ocean

Feb. 08, 2024 15:52 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Authorities are collecting reports from Floridians who felt shaking from a 4.0 magnitude earthquake off the coast, the National Weather Service reported. The earthquake happened shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday about 100 miles (160 kilometers) east of...

Residents in Canadian city of Cape Breton await rescue after snowstorm

Feb. 06, 2024 16:06 PM EST

SYDNEY, Nova Scotia (AP) — Several residents in Canada’s Atlantic city of Cape Breton were anxiously awaiting rescue Tuesday after a huge dump of heavy, wet snow over the weekend jammed entrances to homes, blocked roadways and prompted a local state of emergency. The Cape Breton...

Largest deep-sea coral reef to date is mapped by scientists off the US Atlantic coast

Jan. 19, 2024 11:17 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have mapped the largest coral reef deep in the ocean, stretching hundreds of miles off the U.S. Atlantic coast. While researchers have known since the 1960s that some coral were present off the Atlantic, the reef's size remained a mystery until new...

Aid group says 6,618 migrants died trying to reach Spain by boat in 2023, more than double 2022

Jan. 09, 2024 09:26 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — More than 6,600 migrants died while trying to reach Spain by boat last year, a Spanish non-profit organization said Tuesday. The figure is more than double the number in the previous year, when the organization, Caminando Fronteras (Walking Borders), said 2,390 died....

Wind farm off New Jersey likely to ‘adversely affect’ but not kill whales, feds say

Dec. 19, 2023 19:24 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The lone remaining offshore wind project in New Jersey with preliminary approval is likely to “adversely affect” whales and other marine mammals, but its construction, operation and eventual dismantling will not seriously harm or kill them, a federal scientific...

Hallucinations, thirst and desperation: How migrants endured 36 days at sea

Dec. 18, 2023 05:04 AM EST

FASS BOYE, Senegal (AP) — The voyage from the struggling Senegalese fishing town of Fass Boye to Spain’s Canary Islands, a gateway to the European Union where they hoped to find work, was supposed to take a week. But the wooden boat carrying 101 men and boys was getting blown...

At COP28, John Kerry unveils nuclear fusion strategy as a source of clean energy

Dec. 05, 2023 18:24 PM EST

The United States will work with other governments to speed up efforts to make nuclear fusion a new source of carbon-free energy, U.S. Climate Envoy John Kerry said Tuesday, the latest of many U.S. announcements the last week aimed at combatting climate change. Nuclear fusion melds...