Surf threatens beach houses on Dauphin Island, Alabama, September 4, 2011 during Tropical Storm Lee.
AP Photo/Dave Martin
'Building back better' refers to making communities more disaster-proof and resilient after they take a hit. But instead, some US owners are building back bigger homes in vulnerable places.
Warning sign at a Cape Cod beach.
The return of white sharks to Cape Cod, Massachusetts was a tourism success story – until a shark killed a swimmer. Can the Cape's residents and visitors learn to share the ocean with these apex predators?
Since 2005, the Barents Sea has become too warm for sea ice to exist south of the Polar Front.
Natalie Renier/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
How we showed the Atlantic circulation system is its weakest for 1,600 years.
Yellow-bellied sea snake (
Coleman M. Sheehy III, Florida Museum of Natural History
Sea snakes spend their lives in the water, giving birth to live young at sea, so why are they only found in some of the world's oceans? The answer lies in a combination of climate and geography.
Trowels and spades are being put to use in the sea.
Very few Atlantic hurricanes travel northwards like this.
Histories of the North Atlantic have had a preponderant influence on scholarship about race. But, for scholars in the humanities and social sciences who study southern Africa, this is changing.
The Agulhas Current plays a critical role in global ocean circulation that influences climatic conditions across the world.
The rings of clam shells have revealed 1,000 year's worth of marine climate history.
Commerce and Sea Power, William Lionel Wyllie, 1898.
Guildhall Art Gallery
Laying the first telegraphy cable under the Atlantic was the Victorians' version of the Apollo mission – it caught the imagination of a generation.
The Falkland Islands (Las Islas Malvinas): a rocky outpost at the centre of a centuries-long dispute.
A UN committee has agreed with the science underpinning Falklands boundary claims, but without solving the sovereignty issue the dispute is no closer to a solution.
Changes in ocean temperatures are driving unusual weather patterns across Europe.
Anse Source d'Argent beach, La Digue island, Seychelles is one of Africa’s finest beaches.
Africa has some wonderful beaches. A serious traveller should visit at least one of them once in a lifetime.
Soon the oceans will be too warm to support thriving coral reefs.
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Corals are experiencing only the third global bleaching event in recorded history, caused by warming seas. But worse is yet to come.
The Cliffs of Moher look out over the Atlantic – but is the ocean endangering us on land?
Meet the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation.
Their home is getting warmer, even if ours isn’t.
There seem to have been a dozen or so explanations for why the Earth’s surface has warmed at a slower rate over the past 15 years compared to earlier decades. This is perhaps not so surprising given the…