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Are Scientists Deaf to Sonic Blasting’s Harm to Dolphins and Whales?
The Atlantic Ocean off the United States' East Coast may soon become an extremely noisy place, as proposals pile up to map the seabed with high-decibel sonic blasts that can hurt dolphins, whales, and other marine life. The latest study, proposed by the U.S. Geological Survey, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, and the National Science Foundation, will seek to define the outer reaches of the ...(7/28/2014 10:45:52 AM)
Iron from Sahara dust helps fertilize Atlantic Ocean
Scientists have found that 71% to 87% of the iron in seawater from the North Atlantic may have originated from dust in the Sahara desert.(7/28/2014 9:16:17 AM)
Obama's Offshore Energy Policy Could Rescue Oil And Gas Explorers
Has the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster run its course? The Obama administration may think so, having shifted gears in recent weeks and removed potential barriers to more drilling off the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. This is in addition to earlier moves that eased the steps for developers to pursue oil [...](7/28/2014 8:20:17 AM)
Tropical wave develops in the Atlantic
A tropical wave over the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean will be monitored this week for possible tropical development.(7/28/2014 2:32:17 PM)
Forecasters watch tropical wave in Atlantic Ocean
The National Hurricane Center said it is watching a tropical wave in the Atlantic Ocean with a high chance of formation over the next few days. The wave is located southwest of the Cape Verde Islands.(7/28/2014 5:54:27 AM)
All eyes on tropical wave in the Atlantic | Weather alerts
A tropical wave in the Atlantic Ocean could strengthen later this week.(7/28/2014 9:29:51 AM)
Desert Dust Feeds Deep Ocean Life
Dust from the Sahara Desert provides most of the iron found in the Atlantic Ocean, according to research that also sheds light on how the oceans help sequester carbon dioxide -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com(7/16/2014 12:39:49 PM)
US opens door to East Coast offshore oil and gas drilling
The United States on Friday opened the way to offshore oil and gas exploration in the Atlantic Ocean, authorizing the controversial use of sonic cannons for seismic surveys. Exploration off the US East Coast has been banned since the early 1980s, largely because of environmental concerns. The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said in a statement it was "establishing the highest practicable ...(7/18/2014 7:24:19 PM)
July 27 Exact Weather forecast: Heat and humidity persist
With strong high pressure at the helm, heat will be the primary concern today. Expect a hot and humid afternoon, as temps reach the low and mid 90s. The combination of heat and humidity will result in heat indices of 98 to 105+. Rain and storm chances will be isolated.(7/27/2014 12:20:23 PM)
State opens the final section of the Cliff Walk in Newport, Rhode Island on Saturday
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is opening the rest of Newport's Cliff Walk. The 3.5-mile trail runs between the Atlantic Ocean and some of the city's most spectacular Gilded Age mansions. Superstorm Sandy washed away whole sections and millions were spent to ...(7/28/2014 11:49:18 AM)
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