Methane gas is emerging from the seafloor from at least 570 locations along the East Coast that range from near Cape Hatteras, N.C., to the Georges Bank southeast of Nantucket, Mass., according to scientists.
A large wave damaged a ferry that was headed to Boston Wednesday, leaving passengers stranded at sea for hours.
In the state of Washington, billions of baby oysters in Pacific inlets are dying and, while lobbyists and financial backers debate the cause, politicians are staking their claim in the fight.
Rising water levels in the Midwest and Great Lakes have been welcomed in some areas, but have also presented challenges in other regions.
Chad Greenway, a star football player for the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, helped rescue two people earlier this week in questionable conditions on chilly Lake Minnetonka.
Opponents of the proposed Nantucket Sound wind farm in Massachusetts appealed the dismissal of a federal lawsuit challenging an energy contract for the project.
The storm was brief, but the winds that accompanied it were high enough to knock two docks loose on Monday at DuSable Harbor in Chicago.
This winter was ranked by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as the ninth-driest and the 34th-coldest on record.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Hydrographic Services Review Panel, which advises NOAA’s administrator on marine transportation, will meet Feb. 25-26 in New York.
The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces in November was the highest in the 134-year period of record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The combined temperature, at 56.6 degrees F, was 1.4 degrees higher than the previous record of 55.2 degrees, set in 2004, NOAA reported. The global land…more