Latest Oceans News

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...

IAEA team in Japan to help prepare Fukushima water release

Sep. 06, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — An International Atomic Energy Agency mission arrived in Japan on Monday to help prepare for a decades-long release into the ocean of treated but still radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, officials said. The three-member team will...

Divers identify broken pipeline as source of Gulf oil spill

Sep. 05, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Divers at the site of an ongoing oil spill that appeared in the Gulf of Mexico after Hurricane Ida have identified the apparent source as one-foot diameter pipeline displaced from a trench on the ocean floor and broken open. Talos Energy, the...

Cleanup boats on scene of large Gulf oil spill following Ida

Sep. 04, 2021 22:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard said Saturday that cleanup crews are responding to a sizable oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico following Hurricane Ida. The spill, which is ongoing, appears to be coming from a source underwater at an offshore drilling lease about...