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Police take the plunge for Special Olympics
Dozens braved the winter cold of the Atlantic Ocean to raise money for cause much bigger than themselves.(2/28/2015 5:07:41 PM)
Maryland, Virginia Members Disagree on Atlantic Oil Drilling
The Obama administration's recent proposal to lease oil and gas drilling in a swath of the Atlantic Ocean generated the expected mix of cheers and jeers on Capitol Hill, but local reaction was mostly divided along state borders rather than party affiliations.(2/27/2015 4:02:52 PM)
Cool Pacific Ocean Slowed Global Warming
The Pacific Ocean has been a planetary air conditioner for the past two decades, but the relief may soon end, a new study finds. The Pacific and Atlantic oceans undergo decades-long natural oscillations that alter their sea surface temperatures. Over the past 130 years, the tempo of global warming has revved up or slowed down in tune with changing ocean temperatures, researchers reported today ...(2/27/2015 7:09:49 AM)
Mysterious East Coast Flooding Caused by Weird Wind Patterns
Mysterious flooding and high tides along the East Coast in 2009 and 2010 now have an explanation: a major change in the Atlantic Ocean's wind patterns and warm-water currents. Now, researchers know why the ocean was flooding beaches and barrier islands: Sea levels temporarily jumped by up to 2 feet (61 centimeters) above the high tide mark, as measured by tide gauges along the Atlantic Coast ...(2/24/2015 1:53:05 PM)
NASA Satellite Captures Amazing 3D Videos of Rain, Snow
Mesmerizing and swirling animations of rain and snow dance across a map of the Earth, shown in a video released yesterday (Feb. 26) by NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission. The NASA video captures worldwide precipitation from April to September 2014, and even shows Hurricane Arthur twist into a tropical storm from July 2 to 4 in the Atlantic Ocean, said Gail Skofronick-Jackson ...(2/28/2015 8:08:11 AM)
Massive amounts of Saharan dust fertilize the Amazon rainforest
Every year, millions of tons of nutrient-rich Saharan dust cross the Atlantic Ocean, bringing vital phosphorus and other fertilizers to depleted Amazon soils. For the first time, scientists have an accurate estimate of how much phosphorus makes this trans-Atlantic journey.(2/24/2015 2:12:40 PM)
Pelican Grand Beach Resort Unveils Atlantic Ballroom & Terrace
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As one of the only true beachfront, boutique hotels in Fort Lauderdale, Pelican Grand Beach Resort, part of Noble House Hotels & Resorts collection, ...(2/25/2015 10:11:00 AM)
Atlantic Ocean Council Fails to Protect East Coast Coral Canyons
NEW YORK (February 11, 2015) — The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council today postponed a vote on a protection plan for rare, ecologically-important and highly vulnerable deep sea coral communities off the region’s coast. The Council manages U.S. fisheries resources in the region and initiated development of the protection plan three years ago to safeguard deep sea corals – which grow very ...(2/11/2015 6:37:08 PM)
Scientists Discover Bed Of Strange Metal Balls On Atlantic Ocean Floor (Photos)
Scientists Discover Bed Of Strange Metal Balls On Atlantic Ocean Floor (Photos) Scientists Discover Bed Of Strange Metal Balls On Atlantic Ocean Floor (Photos) Science Weird News World Manganese Nodules Has Been Optimized The deep ocean is home to millions of surreal, alien-like entities, and these manganese nodules are no exception. The nodules were first discovered in 1873, and scientists have ...(2/18/2015 6:31:03 PM)
'Sailbot' to brave solo Atlantic crossing
Sailing across the Atlantic Ocean isn't a relatively big deal nowadays ever since Christopher Columbus first did it in 1492. However, a team of UBC students are hoping to make history again with a transatlantic crossing by boat, this time with a unique twist.(2/13/2015 1:41:29 PM)
Source: Yahoo