- Biologists track unusual fish sightings on Alaska's coast Updated: Oct-09-15 2:34 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Biologists say unusual fish are appearing near Alaska's shores, likely because of warmer ocean temperatures caused by El Nino and the patch of warm water known as "The Blob."
- Razor clam digs on ocean beaches postponed due to toxins Updated: Oct-09-15 12:01 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Washington shellfish managers have postponed the fall start of razor clam digging on ocean beaches. They say toxin levels in the clams are too high.
- NY governor: Denying global warming isn't a survival plan Updated: Oct-08-15 7:49 pm
NEW YORK - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday joined government leaders worldwide in signing an agreement to help combat global warming and keep the Earth's average temperature from rising dangerously.
- 15 escape inn fire on Ocean Blvd at Hampton Beach Updated: Oct-08-15 3:50 pm
HAMPTON, New Hampshire - New Hampshire firefighters have brought under control a blaze at an inn on Ocean Boulevard in Hampton Beach in which 15 people escaped uninjured.
- Scientists: Major coral bleaching crisis spreads worldwide Updated: Oct-08-15 10:10 am
WASHINGTON - The bleaching of colorful coral is spreading into a worldwide, devastating crisis, scientists say, and they predict it will likely get worse.
- Activists: Stop gas terminal off New York, New Jersey coasts Updated: Oct-06-15 7:14 pm
SEA BRIGHT, New Jersey - Environmentalists and some elected officials are calling on the governors of New York and New Jersey to oppose a proposal for a liquefied natural gas import terminal off both states' coasts.
- US, states announce settlement with BP over gulf oil spill Updated: Oct-05-15 10:14 pm
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department and five states on Monday announced a $20 billion final settlement of environmental damage claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
- US, Chile declare new marine reserves, fight overfishing Updated: Oct-05-15 12:30 pm
VALPARAISO, Chile - President Barack Obama declared new marine sanctuaries in Lake Michigan and the tidal waters of Maryland on Monday, while Chile blocked off more than 200,000 square miles of the Pacific Ocean near the world-famous Easter Island from commercial fishing and oil and gas exploration.
- Correction: Coral Bleaching story Updated: Oct-02-15 5:21 pm
HONOLULU - In a story Sept. 11 about coral bleaching, The Associated Press reported erroneously the geographic location of mostly uninhabited islands in Hawaii where scientists observed that coral had died after being bleached last year. Some coral died at an island in the northwestern end of the island chain, not the northeastern end.
- Panel: Consider sea level rise in Beaufort airport future Updated: Sep-30-15 9:01 am
BEAUFORT, South Carolina - A panel looking into the effects of sea level rise in the Beaufort area suggests the county airport and the Federal Aviation Administration consider rising seas in future airport improvements.
- Environmental groups seek end to all Arctic Ocean drilling Updated: Sep-29-15 6:42 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Royal Dutch Shell's decision to end its quest for oil in the Arctic waters off Alaska sparked jubilation among environmental activists, who said Tuesday that they will seize the opportunity to seek an end to all drilling to in the region.
- Large numbers of Guadalupe fur seals dying off California Updated: Sep-29-15 3:53 pm
LOS ANGELES - Scientists are looking at ocean-warming trends to figure out why endangered Guadalupe fur seals are stranding themselves and dying in alarming numbers along the central California coast.
- 5 pulled from ocean during Ocean City rescue Updated: Sep-29-15 7:58 am
OCEAN CITY, Maryland - First responders have rescued five people from waters off the coast of Ocean City.
- Man refuses extradition in Mississippi sexual assault Updated: Sep-29-15 5:47 am
OCEAN SPRING, Mississippi - Mississippi officials say a suspect in a sexual assault case is refusing to waive extradition in Florida.
- Study: Sea level rise increasing major storms off New Jersey Updated: Sep-28-15 3:06 pm
MANTOLOKING, New Jersey - A new study looking back over 1,000 years finds the flooding risk along the New York and New Jersey coasts increased greatly after industrialization, and major storms that once might have occurred every 500 years could soon happen every 25 years or so.
- Man dies after jumping into ocean to help teenager Updated: Sep-27-15 5:09 pm
VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia - Authorities say a man died after he jumped into the Atlantic Ocean to help a teenager who appeared to be trouble.
- Man rowing across Atlantic Ocean in last leg of his journey Updated: Sep-27-15 9:02 am
OCEAN CITY, Maryland - On Dec.1, 2004, Victor Mooney met Pope John Paul II. They were at the Vatican. It was World AIDS Day.
- Federal officials investigate walrus deaths in Alaska Updated: Sep-25-15 3:58 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Two groups of Pacific walrus have been found dead along the Chukchi Sea northwest of Alaska. One incident is the subject of a criminal investigation. The other has been blamed on natural causes.
- California study: Ocean Garbage in Fish for Sell Updated: Sep-24-15 3:33 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A new study has found ocean garbage is making its way into the seafood we buy.
- Agency investigates deaths of 25 walrus on Alaska coast Updated: Sep-18-15 4:42 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Friday it is investigating the deaths of 25 Pacific walrus found on an isolated northwest Alaska beach.
- Shark-bitten marine mammals found on Oregon beaches Updated: Sep-17-15 8:39 pm
ASTORIA, Oregon - In at least one telling of the story, a local surfer is out looking for waves in the ocean off Fort Stevens State Park around this same time several years ago.
- Actors join campaign to draw attention to Arctic issue Updated: Sep-17-15 6:53 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Critics of Arctic offshore petroleum drilling have used climbing gear, kayaks and polar bear costumes to protest industrial activity in the Arctic. They're now trying humor.
- Rescuers release 6 rehabilitated turtles into Gulf of Mexico Updated: Sep-17-15 2:36 pm
GALVESTON, Texas - A loggerhead turtle with a hook in her throat dwindled to 70 pounds before weeks of care and her eventual return to the Gulf of Mexico.
- Agency nixes proposed rafts where walrus can rest off Alaska Updated: Sep-15-15 5:15 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has declined for now to create artificial floating platforms for Pacific walrus that come ashore in Alaska because they lack summer sea ice.
- Feds: Arctic sea ice levels shrink to 4th lowest level Updated: Sep-15-15 3:05 pm
WASHINGTON - Summer Arctic sea ice shrank to its fourth lowest level on record this month, dispelling faint hopes of a recovery, federal scientists said.