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For open water swimmers, even chilly, choppy water beckons


By Katherine Roth, Associated Press. Many beaches won’t open for weeks, but already one dedicated group is quietly pacing the shore. You might not have noticed them, but these quiet few are the ones who seem most keen on noting the shifting tides, the current, the wind. They’ll gush about… SEE MORE

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Port of Long Beach Unveils Plans for Massive Floating Offshore Wind Facility


By Mike Schuler. The Port of Long Beach has announced plans for Pier Wind, a giant floating offshore wind facility designed to help California and the nation achieve renewable energy goals. The facility, the largest of its kind at any U.S. seaport, will support the manufacture and assembly of offshore… SEE MORE

A summary graphic showing an alphabetical list of the 2023 Atlantic tropical cyclone names as selected by the World Meteorological Organization. The official start of the Atlantic hurricane season is June 1 and runs through November 30. (Image credit: NOAA)

NOAA predicts a near-normal 2023 Atlantic hurricane season


El Nino, above-average Atlantic Ocean temperatures set the stage NOAA forecasters with the Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service, predict near-normal hurricane activity in the Atlantic this year. NOAA’s outlook for the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season, which goes from June 1 to November 30, predicts a 40%… SEE MORE

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‘A legend is born’: Kirsten Neuschäfer becomes first woman to win historic Golden Globe Race

5/23/2023 Kirsten Neuschäfer has become the first woman to win the Golden Globe Race. Neuschäfer and 15 other competitors, who were all men, set off from Les Sables-d’Olonne, France on September 4, 2022, with the aim of making it around the world via the five Great Capes before returning to the coastal town… SEE MORE

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USF professor sets world record for living underwater in 100-day experiment


By Camille Fine. A professor set a new record for the longest time living underwater without depressurization in an experiment that combines medical and ocean research along with educational outreach. Biomedical engineering professor Joseph Dituri broke the record this weekend after living at the bottom of a 30-foot-deep lagoon in… SEE MORE

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How to see ghostly 'Da Vinci glow' illuminate the crescent moon this week


Jamie Carter. Twice-reflected sunlight subtly illuminates the dark limb of the crescent moon just before and after the new moon in a phenomenon called Earthshine, or ‘Da Vinci glow’. A phenomenon called ‘Da Vinci glow’ will be visible on the dark limbs of the moon on successive days this week and again… SEE MORE

Shadow image of a plane flying at sunset. Climate change may make future airline flights bumpier. Credit: Photo by Pixabay from Pexels (CC0 1.0)

Planes, Shipping Lanes, and Automobiles


By Alan Buis NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory The effects of global climate change are broad and impact everyone, as well as Earth’s natural systems. Much has been written about the major impacts of climate change. Effects such as rising global surface temperatures, higher sea levels, longer and more intense heat… SEE MORE

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Tidal Power’s Fickle Future


By Aided by remote “drone” divers and advances in sonar, more ancient shipwrecks are being discovered. Sometimes salvage operations recover whole vessels and their entire bounty. But until recently, scientists knew little about the actual passengers and crew. Now, a new method of DNA testing is making it possible… SEE MORE

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