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  • Arctic sea ice ties second-lowest level ever recorded

    Earlier this year, it appeared that we might be on pace for a startling new record in the Arctic. Back in May, the area of the Arctic Ocean covered by …


  • Fading fishermen: A historic industry faces a warming world

    The cod isn’t just a fish to David Goethel. It’s his identity, his ticket to middle-class life, his link to a historic industry.


  • 284 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

    SEOUL, South Korea — A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea’s southern coast on Wednesday, leaving …


  • With no new signals, Aussie PM sees long jet hunt

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — With no new underwater signals detected, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Saturday that the massive search for the missing Malaysian jet would likely continue “for …


  • Climate panel: Warming ‘extremely likely’ man-made

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Scientists can now say with extreme confidence that human activity is the dominant cause of the global warming observed since the 1950s, a new report by an …


  • Ice sheets melting at poles faster than before

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fueled by global warming, polar ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are now melting three times faster than they did in the 1990s, a new scientific study …


  • NY’s Fire Island assesses future after Sandy

    OCEAN BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers who cherish Fire Island as an idyllic summertime getaway feared the worst when the 32-mile-long barrier island took a direct hit from Superstorm …


  • AP PHOTOS: Impacts of the Gulf oil spill

    BP has agreed to pay a $4.5 billion settlement with the U.S. government over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig, 50 miles off …


  • AP PHOTOS: Impacts of the Gull oil spill

    BP has agreed to pay a $4.5 billion settlement with the U.S. government over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig, 50 miles off …


  • The danger increases, but still the water calls

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — “We are tied to the ocean,” an avid sailor and president named John F. Kennedy once said. “And when we go back to the sea, whether …


  • Battered by storm, Staten Islanders feel forgotten

    NEW YORK (AP) — Gazing at her bungalow, swept from its foundation and tossed across the street, Janice Clarkin wondered if help would ever come to this battered island off …


  • Shore residents return home to damage, destruction

    POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — Bill Goldberg’s first reaction upon entering his flood-damaged home in this popular Jersey Shore resort community was unprintable. His second was that life as …


  • Scientists look at climate change, the superstorm

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate scientist Michael Oppenheimer stood along the Hudson River and watched his research come to life as Hurricane Sandy blew through New York. Just eight months earlier, …


  • World matched record for hottest September _ again

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Something about September keeps bringing out the record heat in the world. The globe last month matched a record for the hottest September, set in 2005. It …


  • Experts: Global warming means more Antarctic ice

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The ice goes on seemingly forever in a white pancake-flat landscape, stretching farther than ever before. And yet in this confounding region of the world, that spreading …


  • Officials mull seismic tests near Calif nuke plant

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Plans to use an array of powerful air cannons in an undersea seismic study near a Central California nuclear power plant have federal and state officials …


  • Desalination no panacea for Calif. water woes

    MARINA, Calif. (AP) — In the Central California coastal town of Marina, a $7 million desalination plant that can turn salty ocean waves into fresh drinking water sits idle behind …


  • Arctic ice shrinks to all-time low; half 1980 size

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a critical climate indicator showing an ever warming world, the amount of ice in the Arctic Ocean shrank to an all-time low this year, obliterating old …


  • Researchers tag great white sharks off Cape Cod

    CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) — The scientists and fishermen on board the Ocearch, a repurposed crabbing vessel, received word that their scouting boat had hooked a great white shark, sparking a …


  • Shell begins petroleum drilling off Alaska coast

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — More than four years after Royal Dutch Shell paid $2.8 billion to the federal government for petroleum leases in the Chukchi Sea, a company vessel on …


  • Polar oceans full of life

    BANGKOK, Thailand – The polar oceans are not biological deserts after all. A marine census released today documented 7,500 species in the Antarctic and 5,500 in the Arctic, including several …


  • Bush to designate marine monuments

    WASHINGTON – Parts of three remote and uninhabited Pacific island chains are being set aside by President Bush as national monuments to protect them from oil and gas extraction and …


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