Latest Oceans News

New rules could allow building closer to dunes on St. Simons

Sep. 26, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Leaders on one of Georgia's most popular coastal islands are considering letting developers build closer to sand dunes. The Brunswick News reports that a planning commission that governs construction on St. Simons Island is discussing...

India's Modi targets neighbors at UN, but not by name

Sep. 25, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi didn't directly mention Pakistan or China in his Saturday speech to the United Nations General Assembly, but the targets of his address were clear. In a roughly 20-minute speech delivered in-person and in Hindi, he...

Small Fry: Peru's fishermen battle China's overseas fleet

Sep. 24, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

ABOARD THE OCEAN WARRIOR in the eastern Pacific Ocean (AP) — José López proudly remembers his first catch: he was 13 and a local skipper, pitying his ragamuffin look, hired him as an extra hand. When he returned home, his pockets stuffed with a day’s wages, his mother protested. ...

Cyprus-based firm fined for dumping oily water in Atlantic

Sep. 24, 2021 08:49 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Cyprus-based company was ordered to pay a $2 million fine Thursday after pleading guilty to charges that one of its ships dumped oily water into the Atlantic Ocean, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia announced. The...

‘My whole life in a van’: Islanders flee Spanish volcano

Sep. 22, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

TODOQUE, Canary Islands (AP) — A wall of lava up to 12 meters (40 feet) high bore down on a Spanish village Wednesday as islanders scrambled to save what they could before the molten rock swallowed up their homes following a volcanic eruption. The lava, which was still...

Woman arrested after witnesses say she threw puppy into sea

Sep. 22, 2021 08:12 AM EDT

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — A woman who witnesses say threw an injured puppy into the ocean has been arrested on a felony charge of aggravated cruelty to animals, police in a Georgia island town said. Candy Selena Marban was taken into custody Tuesday on a felony charge of...

EXPLAINER: Wide dangers ahead for Spanish volcanic island

Sep. 22, 2021 02:54 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A small Spanish island in the Atlantic Ocean is struggling days after a volcano erupted, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people, and authorities are warning that more dangers from the explosion lie ahead. Here is a look at the volcanic eruption on...

Police: Woman wanted after report of puppy thrown into ocean

Sep. 21, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) — Police are searching for a woman after beachgoers at a Georgia beach reported that an injured puppy was being thrown into the ocean earlier this month. Tybee Island police officers encountered the dog’s owner Sept. 12 and retrieved the puppy, the...

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.