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Frenchman retells triumphant barrel crossing of Atlantic ocean

Jun 01, 2019 - 11:37 PM

Jean-Jacques Savin recalls his 4-month journey of crossing the Atlantic in a custom-made barrel

Jean-Jacques Savin, a former paratrooper, 71, works on the construction of a ship made from a barrel on November 15, 2018 at the shipyard in Ares, southwestern France. - Jean-Jacques Savin will attempt in the next few weeks to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a barrel only pushed by the ocean currents, from the Canary Islands to the Caribbean Sea. (Photo by GEORGES GOBET / AFP)

U.S. approves seismic tests despite dolphin, whale concerns

Dec 01, 2018 - 11:33 AM

Experts say that offshore drilling and seismic airgun blasting causes loud, far-traveling noise that can potentially disrupt marine life and injure animals underwater

DANGEROUS. Seismic blastic could have adverse effects on marine life. File Photo by Arvydas Kniuksta/123rf

Hurricane Jose strengthens, but set to bypass land – weather service

Sep 07, 2017 - 9:54 PM

Hurricane Jose a Category 1 storm packing winds of about 135 kilometers per hour 85 miles per hour is approaching the Caribbean hot on the heels of Irma but will likely bypass land

Obama moves to tie Trump's hands on Arctic, Atlantic drilling

Dec 21, 2016 - 7:03 AM

US President Barack Obama announces he is placing swaths of the Arctic and Atlantic indefinitely off limits to future oil and gas leasing

US President Barack Obama holds a year-end press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, December 16, 2016. Zach Gibson/AFP

Storm Gaston expected to become hurricane again – US monitor

Aug 27, 2016 - 9:27 PM

The 5 day forecast predicts however that Gaston will switch directions on Tuesday and move northeast back into the open ocean away from the US mainland

This NOAA image taken by GOES East on August 24, 2016, shows weather disturbance Invest 99L to the west near Puerto Rico and Tropical Storm Gaston to the east. NOAA / AFP

Solar Impulse 2 begins Atlantic crossing

Jun 20, 2016 - 5:05 PM

UPDATED The solar powered plane heads for Spain s Seville airport in one of the most difficult legs of its journey around the world

Bertrand Piccard of Switzerland pilots the Solar Impulse 2 aircraft as it takes off from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York early on June 20, 2016.  The sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft set off from New York's JFK airport early June 20, embarking on the transatlantic leg of its record-breaking flight around the world to promote renewable energy. / AFP PHOTO / TREVOR COLLENS

Tropical storm Henri forms in the Atlantic

Sep 11, 2015 - 12:06 AM

It is expected to lose strength as it reaches colder northern water in the coming days

Photo from NOAA/AFP

Tropical Storm Danny takes aim at Caribbean

Aug 24, 2015 - 9:11 AM

The storm – downgraded from a hurricane – is expected to bring 2 to 4 inches 5 to 10 centimeters of rain to the Leeward Islands the US and British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico through Tuesday August 25

HURRICANE DANNY. NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly took this picture of Hurricane Danny on August 20, 2015 at 6 am EDT from aboard the International Space Station. NASA

China illegally fishing in Africa, Greenpeace study finds

May 20, 2015 - 12:18 PM

Greenpeace says it found 114 cases of illegal fishing by such vessels in periods totaling 8 years in the waters off Gambia Guinea Guinea Bissau Mauritania Senegal and Sierra Leone

In this file photo, Chinese fishermen prepare to set sail at a harbor in Qingdao city, Shandong province, China, May 14, 2012. Wu Hong/EPA

Filipinos, Indonesians among 49 crew in missing Taiwanese ship

Mar 08, 2015 - 5:07 PM

The Hsiang Fu Chun a 700 tonne squid fishing vessel lost contact with its owners soon after reporting that water was leaking on to the deck at around 3:00 am on February 26 as it sailed 1 700 nautical miles off the Falklands officials say

In this file photo, a man looks out over the Atlantic Ocean towards a rainbow beneath a storm cloud off the cliffs of Chapmans Peak in Cape Town, South Africa 31 May 2011. Nic Bothma/EPA

Busy Pacific, light Atlantic hurricane season draws to end

Nov 25, 2014 - 7:49 AM

This year a number of weather conditions combined to prevent storm formation in the Atlantic

Picture of a street in Cabo San Lucas taken after hurricane Odile knocked down trees and power lines in this city in Mexico's Baja California peninsula, on September 15, 2014. Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP

NATO: 'Large scale' Russian air activity in European airspace

Oct 30, 2014 - 3:34 PM

The planes which included strategic bombers fighters and tanker aircraft were detected over the Baltic Sea North Sea Atlantic Ocean and the Black Sea

In this file photo, A Russian Il-78 aerial refueling tanker (R) and a Tu-160 supersonic strategic bomber (L) fly over the Kremlin cathedrals during a rehearsal of the Victory Day parade in Moscow on May 7, 2013. Andrey Smirnov/AFP

Weaker than expected Atlantic hurricane season ends

Dec 01, 2013 - 7:50 AM

Thirteen tropical storms formed since early June in the Atlantic but only two Ingrid and Humberto reached hurricane strength

2013's LAST ATLANTIC STORM. The US NOAA's GOES-East satellite captured this visible image of Tropical Storm Melissa in the Central Atlantic on Nov. 21 at 1445 UTC/9:45 a.m. EST. Photo courtesy NASA GOES Project

Cyclone, hurricane, typhoon: different names, same phenomenon

Nov 10, 2013 - 10:17 PM

Typhoons hurricanes and cyclones are all violent tropical storms that can generate 10 times as much energy as the Hiroshima atomic bomb

MEGASTORM. As Super-Typhoon Haiyan moved over the central Philippines on Nov. 8 at 05:10 UTC/12:10 a.m. EDT, the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured this visible image. Photo courtesy NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

Solar eclipse sweeps Africa, Europe and US

Nov 04, 2013 - 10:17 AM

A total eclipse could be seen over parts of Africa and one of the best views was in northern Kenya s Sibiloi national park

SOLAR ECLIPSE. A partial solar eclipse is seen behind the Haram el-Sharif (the Noble Sanctuary), or the Temple Mount, with the golden Dome of the Rock in the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, 03 November 2013. EPA/Abir Sultan

U.S. East Coast braces for Hurricane Sandy

Oct 29, 2012 - 8:47 AM

Residents of the US East Coast home to 50 million Americans stocked up on emergency provisions as forecasters warned of widespread damage mass power outages and disastrous flooding

NOAA's GOES-13 satellite captured this visible image of the massive Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 28 at 1302 UTC (9:02 a.m. EDT). The line of clouds from the Gulf of Mexico north are associated with the cold front that Sandy is merging with. Sandy's western cloud edge is already over the mid-Atlantic and northeastern United States. (Credit: NASA GOES Project)