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Administration freezes study that considered a NYC sea wall Trump called ‘foolish’

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been overseeing a six-year, $19 million analysis of what steps New York and New Jersey residents living along the Atlantic Ocean’s coast to …

As 58 migrants drown off Africa, a call to stop smugglers

The drowning of at least 58 migrants in the Atlantic Ocean off Mauritania sent despair through tiny Gambia on Thursday while some demanded a crackdown on human traffickers after one …

Greta Thunberg hitches low-carbon ride across Atlantic

Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg hitched a renewable-energy ride back to Europe on Wednesday, sailing into the Atlantic on a trip she hopes will get her to Madrid in …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

Hurricane rips roofs, cuts power in Bermuda, but no deaths

Hurricane Humberto blew off rooftops, toppled trees and knocked out power as it blew past the British Atlantic island of Bermuda. But officials said Thursday that the Category 3 storm …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019

Humberto brushes Bermuda as new hurricane threatens Mexico

Hurricane Humberto lashed Bermuda with strong winds Wednesday night as the powerful Category 3 storm passed just to the north of the British Atlantic territory, while another growing storm threatened …

UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019

French prosecutors want Air France tried for 2009 Rio crash

French prosecutors want Air France to stand trial for manslaughter in the 2009 crash of a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris that killed all 228 people aboard, a …

UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019

US forecasters: Expect near normal Atlantic hurricane season

The Atlantic hurricane season is off to yet another early start, but U.S. weather officials say it should be a near normal year.

Changes in ocean circulation could have major consequences for climate science

It may be the biggest wild card in the climate system. Scientists have long feared that the so-called “overturning” circulation in the Atlantic Ocean could slow down or even halt …

U.S. teacher rows solo across Atlantic in record time

A high school science teacher from Cincinnati, Ohio, has rowed solo across the Atlantic Ocean, setting a record for a west-to-east crossing.

Bahamian man survives drifting in Atlantic Ocean for 16 days

A Bahamian man has been restored to health at a Florida hospital after drifting on the Atlantic Ocean for 16 days.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017

Northeast U.S. marinas, coastal dwellers cast wary eye on Jose

Marinas, coastal residents and others in the Northeast are keeping a wary eye on Hurricane Jose as it spins in the Atlantic Ocean, threatening to menace the region by the …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017

As Irma fades, unpredictable Jose eyes $19 trillion in property

Don’t underestimate Jose. The meteorological gods seem to be working against the hurricane as Irma’s successor lumbers over the Atlantic Ocean. But it’s so far out –more than 950 miles …

Warm Atlantic waters ‘bullish’ for hurricane season peak

Not one, but three potential storms threaten to usher in the busiest phase of the Atlantic hurricane season later this month, courtesy of warm ocean temperatures.

1st tropical depression of season forms far from land

The first tropical depression of the Atlantic season has formed far from land.

Hurricane Matthew officially deadliest Atlantic storm in more than a decade

Hurricane Matthew will officially go down as the deadliest Atlantic hurricane in more than a decade.

Obama admin blocks seismic surveys in Atlantic Ocean

The Obama administration on Friday rejected requests by energy companies to conduct seismic surveys in the Atlantic Ocean to map potential drilling sites for oil and natural gas.

Obama bans future oil leases in much of Arctic, Atlantic

President Barack Obama on Tuesday designated the bulk of U.S.-owned waters in the Arctic Ocean and certain areas in the Atlantic Ocean as indefinitely off limits to future oil and …

Tropical Depression Bonnie dissipates after heavy rains

Tropical Depression Bonnie and its heavy rains dissipated over South Carolina on Monday, as a wet Memorial Day holiday weekend comes to an end in the area.

Expect more Atlantic tropical storms than past 3 years, NOAA says

U.S. government forecasters expect a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season, after three relatively slow years. But they also say climate conditions that influence storm development are making it difficult to predict …

Sea explorers find shipwreck full of silver in Atlantic

A sea exploration company said today it has discovered a ship filled with silver 8,000 feet beneath the surface of the North Atlantic Ocean.