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November 21, 2020
US-European ocean monitoring satellite launches
A U.S.-European satellite designed to extend a decades-long measurement of global sea surface heights was launched into Earth ...
November 20, 2020
Europe, US 'climate guardian' satellite to monitor oceans
A "climate guardian" satellite set for launching this weekend will greatly help scientists keep track of the rise in sea ...
November 13, 2020
'Most remote island' creates massive marine protection zone
Tristan da Cunha, an island with 245 permanent residents, is creating a marine protection zone to safeguard endangered ...
November 12, 2020
Late season tropical storm Eta hits Florida again
Eta remained a tropical storm Wednesday afternoon as it prepared to skirt past the heavily populated Tampa Bay region in ...
November 04, 2020
US formally exits Paris pact aiming to curb climate change
The United States on Wednesday formally left the Paris Agreement, a global pact it helped forge five years ago to avert the ...
October 12, 2020
Scientists return from Arctic with wealth of climate data
An icebreaker carrying scientists on a year-long international effort to study the high Arctic has returned to its home port ...
September 27, 2020
Leaders to UN: If virus doesn't kill us, climate change will
In a year of cataclysm, some world leaders at this week’s annual United Nations meeting are taking the long view, warning: ...
September 25, 2020
Greta Thunberg and youth climate protests make a return
Teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg is back. She joined fellow demonstrators outside the Swedish Parliament on ...
September 21, 2020
Warming shrinks Arctic Ocean ice to 2nd lowest on record
Ice in the Arctic Ocean melted to its second lowest level on record this summer, triggered by global warming along with ...
September 16, 2020
High-tech UK-US ship launched on 400th Mayflower anniversary
With a splash of Plymouth gin, the U.S. ambassador to Britain officially launched a ship named Mayflower on Wednesday, 400 ...
September 15, 2020
400 years later, a new Mayflower will sail without humans
The Mayflower is taking to the water in Plymouth harbor. It’s not the ship that left this southwest England port 400 years ...
September 14, 2020
Dismay as huge chunk of Greenland’s ice cap breaks off
An enormous chunk of Greenland’s ice cap has broken off in the far northeastern Arctic, a development that scientists say is ...
September 14, 2020
George Takei, Ocean Vuong win American Book Awards
Fiction by Ocean Vuong and Yoko Ogawa, a prison memoir by Alfred Woodfox and a graphic memoir based on actor George Takei's ...
September 13, 2020
Paulette rolls toward Bermuda; Sally threatens Gulf Coast
Residents of Bermuda were urged to prepare to protect life and property ahead of Hurricane Paulette, while Tropical Storm ...
September 03, 2020
Migrants trying to reach Europe pushed to deadly Atlantic
The only person who wasn’t crying on the boat was 2-year-old Noura. Noura’s mother, Hawa Diabaté, was fleeing her native ...
August 27, 2020
Laura makes landfall in southwestern Louisiana near Texas
Hurricane Laura made landfall in southwestern Louisiana as a ferocious Category 4 monster early Thursday, swamping a ...
August 27, 2020
Testing traps to control lovely but destructive lionfish
The quest is on for a better way to kill beautiful but brutally destructive lionfish than shooting them one by one with ...
August 25, 2020
'In the bullseye:' Gulf preps for Laura to slam as hurricane
As Tropical Storm Marco made landfall, the Gulf Coast turned its attention Monday to Laura, another system following just ...
August 20, 2020
Record melt: Greenland lost 586 billion tons of ice in 2019
Greenland lost a record amount of ice during an extra warm 2019, with the melt massive enough to cover California in more ...
August 19, 2020
Scientists on Arctic mission make unplanned detour to pole
A German icebreaker carrying scientists on a year-long international expedition in the high Arctic has reached the North ...