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13-foot waves along the Gulf Coast of Alabama possible

BARRY: 13-foot waves along the Gulf Coast of Alabama possible Updated: 19:14 CDT July 11, 2019 As tropical storm Barry nears the Gulf Coast, people are warned to stay away from the water as flooding and high surf levels can occur. In Gulf Shores, Ala, double red flags blew on Thursday, signaling that swimming was not allowed due to dangerous …

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Updates in real time: Gulf Storm approaching the US coast

Governor of Texas Texas Governor Greg Abbott calls on residents to prepare for a possible hurricane. "It is currently impossible to know how difficult this storm will be and where it will lead to exactly," he said in a news broadcast conference today. Abbott held up several National Weather Service maps showing different trajectories. about as much as, if not …

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Gasoline prices rise as the largest refinery on the East Coast closes the store

RBOB gasoline futures jumped overnight, accelerating their recent rise since the blast and massive inferno at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) plant, after Reuters reported that the largest refinery on the East Coast is expected to try their hand Oil refinery shut down permanently in the city after a massive fire had damaged the complex significantly. The closure of the …

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See elusive giant squids shot on video off the US coast

In the pitch-black water, 759 meters below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, a thin, wavy arm emerges from the darkness. Suddenly he splits, and what was a lonely, strange attachment is a writhing bouquet of tentacles, until finally out of the darkness a god-awed giant squid blossoms and attacks. Then the animal disappears as suddenly as it has …

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Researchers discover giant freshwater aquifers off the east coast of the USA

The south bank of Martha's vineyard. Photo: Bill Brine (Flickr) In a welcome piece of news when water shortages hit major cities around the world, scientists have discovered a large, low salinity aquifer off the US East Coast. According to the researchers, this could indicate other such aquifers trapped in ocean sediments around the world under the salty seas. Evidence …

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According to scientists dolphins die on the Gulf Coast at a threefold rate

Federal scientists are trying to figure out why an extraordinary number of dolphins have died on the Gulf Coast. Much of the 279 bottlenose dolphins stranded on the Gulf in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana have died February 1, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials. According to NOAA, the number of deaths is about three times higher than …

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No direct link between North Atlantic currents and sea level along the New England coast

When the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) changes, this affects the trade winds blowing from the east across the tropical Atlantic. When the NAO is high, the trade winds are stronger than normal, which in turn strengthens the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC). At the same time, the westerly winds over New England are stronger than usual. Together with the unusually …

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Ancient asteroid crater found off the coast of Scotland

The site where an old asteroid hit the United Kingdom 1.2 billion years ago was found at a location below the sea between the mainland of Scotland and the western islands. Researchers at Oxford and Aberdeen Universities discovered signs of violent collision in Scotland in 2008, but they have recently discovered where the giant rock fell. After testing rocks near …

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