The Coast Guard says teams are searching for a 26-year-old woman who was swept into the ocean from a popular beach on the Washington coast.
Strong ocean rip currents along the mid-Atlantic coast created hazardous swimming conditions in the aftermath of two hurricanes.
Federal forecasters are doubling chances of a nasty Atlantic hurricane season this summer and fall. Thursday’s forecast update by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration increased the chance for an above average storm season to 60%, which is twice the agency’s May forecast.
In a race against time, multiple organizations are working to save the reef that runs along the Florida Keys during a heat wave that has already led to historic coral bleaching.
Scientists are wondering if global warming and El Nino have an accomplice in fueling this summer’s record-shattering heat.
Thousands of muddy plastic bottles and other waterlogged pieces of rubbish are piled onto a flatbed trailer on the banks of the Tisza River in Hungary — a metric ton of waste that was removed by hand from the waterway and its floodplain in a single day.
The Australian government has welcomed a draft UNESCO decision to a lift a threat of downgrading the Great Barrier Reef to an endangered World Heritage site.
When the ocean gets really hot, it’s less refreshing. Earlier this week, sea surface temperatures rose above 100 degrees Fahrenheit at a spot off Florida’s southern tip.
A system of ocean currents that transports heat northward across the North Atlantic could collapse this century, according to a new study.
The water temperature on the tip of Florida hit hot tub levels, exceeding 100 degrees (37.8 degrees Celsius) two days in a row, which meteorologists say could potentially be the hottest seawater ever measured.
Cameron said that he “felt in my bones” that the submersible had been lost soon after he heard it had lost contact with the surface.
The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant has begun tests of newly constructed facilities for discharging treated radioactive wastewater into the sea, a plan strongly opposed by local fishing communities and neighboring countries.
Two clashing climatic behemoths, one natural and one with human fingerprints, will square off this summer to determine how quiet or chaotic the Atlantic hurricane season will be.
The world’s oceans are suddenly considerably hotter than just a month or two ago and well above record levels.
Arctic sea ice is in trouble. A new study Wednesday says its thickness dropped sharply in two sudden events about 15 years ago.
A chunk of weather-beaten flotsam that washed up on a New York shoreline last fall has piqued the interest of experts who say it is likely part of a famous shipwreck.
Entrepreneur Joe Gebbia donated $25 million to The Ocean Cleanup Thursday to support the nonprofit’s efforts to remove plastic from the world’s oceans and rivers.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Great Lakes have endured a lot the past century, from supersized algae blobs to invasive mussels and bloodsucking sea lamprey that nearly wiped out fish populations.
A U.S.-French satellite that will map most of the world’s water has rocketed into orbit. The predawn launch Friday from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California capped a highly successful year for NASA.
The Port of Savannah plans a $410 million overhaul of one of its sprawling terminals to make room for loading and unloading larger ships.
An Atlantic hurricane season with 14 named storms has ended, leaving residents in the Florida Keys to celebrate even as others around Florida and Puerto Rico continue to deal with the damage caused by Hurricanes Ian, Nicole and Fiona.
Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has rescued three stowaways who were found traveling on a ship’s rudder in the Canary Islands after an 11-day ocean voyage from Nigeria.
PARIS (AP) — French authorities said Friday more than half of the minors who disembarked from the Ocean Viking migrant rescue ship last week have fled from migrant reception centers.
A volcano is likely erupting deep beneath the Pacific Ocean in the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. (AP) — Damages are estimated at more than $522 million in a central Florida coastal county where homes collapsed into the Atlantic Ocean following Hurricane Nicole last week.
A maritime rescue ship has docked in a southern French port carrying 230 migrants whose fates sparked a diplomatic row between France and Italy. as well as fury from far-right rivals of the French government.
A satellite intended to improve weather forecasting and an experimental inflatable heat shield to protect spacecraft entering atmospheres have been launched into space from California.
A deal for Europe to jointly help asylum-seekers was breaking apart in a bitter French-Italian feud over a ship floating in the Mediterranean, its passengers and crew desperate for land.
A large section of the destroyed space shuttle Challenger has been found buried in sand at the bottom of the Atlantic.
The Amazon river discharges one-fifth of all the world’s water that runs off the land surface. Despite a volume more than 10 times the Mississippi’s, the seawater is advancing and leaving thousands of inhabitants of the Bailique archipelago scrambling to quench their thirst.