Sargassum, the stinky sea- weed that blankets beaches, clogs canals and entangles boat propellers, is piling up at levels and in places that researchers have never seen.
Two recently published studies in the journal Nature make it seem that the 2004 film “The Day After Tomorrow” was, in fact, more science than fiction.
Fred Karash says that, right from the start, the whole thing felt like a shakedown.
As with so many things in boating, the story of Belafonte begins with another boat: Reef Express.
In the database of National Historic Landmarks there are all kinds of boats from throughout U.S. history, including enough fireboats that even a cursory search requires the fingers on both hands to count them. Some of the designated fireboats date back as far as the early 1900s.
For a vessel with such a big history, the lightship Ambrose looks surprisingly small.
In early January, on his way out of the Oval Office, President Obama denied a half-dozen permits to companies that wanted to search for oil and gas deposits beneath the Atlantic. Environmentalists celebrated the move. Titans of the energy industry fumed.
A retrial is expected on manslaughter charges in the case of Cheeki Rafiki, a Beneteau First 40.7 that capsized in 2014 more than 620 miles off Cape Cod, Massachusetts, killing four British sailors. The boat was en route to England after competing in Antigua Sailing Week.
On an otherwise typical day in August 2015, John Waldman looked around the waters near his home off Hempstead Harbor, on Long Island’s north shore. Usually when he gazed out, he saw the blue shimmer of Long Island Sound. On that day, however, he saw the unmistakable silver glint of menhaden, a fish known locally as bunker.
Flush with $31.5 million in crowd-sourced funds from passionate individuals, as well as tech giants, Dutchman Boyan Slat has a plan to rid the world’s oceans of trash with a mobile drifting system.
In late March, President Trump proposed a budget that would slash the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s funding by 17 percent and eliminate several educational and research programs, if Congress approves.