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Atlantic Ocean: Ocean between Europe, Africa and the Americas
The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest of the world's oceans, with an area of about 106,460,000 square kilometers. It covers approximately 20 percent of Earth's surface and about 29 percent of its water surface area. It separates the "Old World" from the "New World".

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Sloppy mix of wintry weather plows its way toward northeastern U.S.

A wintry weather zone stretching from the middle of the United States to the Atlantic Ocean will bring locally heavy snowfall, freezing rain and a potentially slippery morning commute to the northeast,..
Reuters - Published

Climate activist Greta Thunberg reaches Lisbon on way to Madrid summit

Climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived in Lisbon on Tuesday after crossing the Atlantic from New York aboard a catamaran ahead of her appearance at a summit in Madrid to demand urgent action on global..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Atlantic Ocean


Canadians abuzz on possible Harry and Meghan move [Video]Canadians abuzz on possible Harry and Meghan move

Towns on the southern end of Vancouver Island on Canada’s west coast are excited over the possibility that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will become semi-permanent residents there. Olivia Chan..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

SpaceX launches 60 satellites into orbit [Video]SpaceX launches 60 satellites into orbit

SpaceX launched its third batch of Starlink satellites into orbit from a U.S. Air Force base in Florida on Monday evening.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:11Published

Gambia migrants: Survivors 'would risk journey again' [Video]Gambia migrants: Survivors 'would risk journey again'

Gambian migrants travel from Gambia to Europe across Atlantic to shore of Spain.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:27Published

Greta Thunberg arrives in Europe for climate talks [Video]Greta Thunberg arrives in Europe for climate talks

Climate activist Greta Thunberg has arrives by yacht in the port of Lisbon after a three-week voyage across the Atlantic Ocean from the US. The Swedish teenager will travel from the Portuguese capital..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:00Published

 

Island reveals rising tide of plastic waste

A remote island in the southern Atlantic Ocean reveals the scale of the problem of plastic waste facing our seas.
BBC News - Published

Humberto strengthens into a hurricane: U.S. NHC

Humberto has strengthened into a hurricane in the Atlantic and is forecast to strengthen further during the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Cockpit coffee spill forces commercial jet to make emergency landing

A commercial flight with 326 people on board was forced to make an emergency landing when hot coffee was accidentally spilled over the cockpit control panel over the Atlantic ocean, according to a..
Reuters - Published

Slow-moving hurricane Dorian pounds Bahamas, inches towards Florida coast

The slow-moving hurricane Dorian, one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes on record, pounded Grand Bahama Island on Tuesday and was forecast to come "dangerously close" to Florida's coast by the..
Reuters - Published

Hurricane Dorian, stalled over Bahamas, weakens slightly but still dangerous

Hurricane Dorian, one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes on record, showed some signs of weakening early on Tuesday as it remained stalled over Grand Bahama Island, the Miami-based National..
Reuters - Published

'Monster' Hurricane Dorian pummels Bahamas, forecast to threaten Florida

Hurricane Dorian, the second-strongest Atlantic storm on record, pounded the Bahamian islands of Great Abaco and Grand Bahama on Sunday night and was forecast to move dangerously close to Florida in..
Reuters - Published

Dorian pummels Bahamas, hurricane forecast to move dangerously close to Florida

Hurricane Dorian, the second strongest Atlantic storm on record, pounded the Bahamian islands of Great Abaco and Grand Bahama on Sunday night and was forecast to move dangerously close to Florida in..
Reuters - Published

Some Florida boat residents to ride out Dorian, hoping for the best

Ned and Lisa Keahey were well aware that the second-most powerful Atlantic hurricane on record was heading for them, having watched the weather radar on Sunday at a Florida marina from the boat they..
Reuters - Published

Dorian hammers Bahamas as second strongest Atlantic hurricane on record

Hurricane Dorian crashed into the Bahamas on Sunday as the second strongest Atlantic storm on record and inched closer to the U.S. mainland, with parts of Florida evacuating and Georgia and the..
Reuters - Published

Dorian strengthens, heads toward Florida as dangerous category 4 hurricane

Hurricane Dorian spun west across the Atlantic ocean toward Florida on Saturday after growing into a dangerous Category 4 storm as residents and visitors hunkered down in one of America's most popular..
Reuters - Published

Hurricane Dorian swirls toward anxious Florida, packing 140-mph winds

Hurricane Dorian spun across the Atlantic ocean toward Florida on Friday, becoming an even stronger Category 4 storm as residents and tourists alike hunkered down in one of America's biggest vacation..
Reuters - Published

Strengthening Hurricane Dorian takes aim at Bahamas and Florida

Hurricane Dorian took aim at the Bahamas and the Florida coast on Thursday, spurred on by warm Atlantic waters as it threatens to strengthen into a dangerous Category 3 storm.
Reuters - Published

Hurricane Dorian strengthens as it takes aim at Florida

Hurricane Dorian took aim at the Florida coast early on Thursday, whipped up by warm Atlantic waters as it threatened to become a dangerous category 3 storm.
Reuters - Published

Dorian expected to become major hurricane on Friday: U.S. NHC

Atlantic hurricane Dorian is expected to strengthen into a major hurricane on Friday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.
Reuters - Published

Sink or Swim? UK's Johnson takes G7 ocean dip

Facing accusations from political opponents of being out at sea over his Brexit strategy, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson strode into the Atlantic Ocean for a bracing dip on Sunday before tackling..
Reuters - Published

An African American mother and daughter journey to their family's past in Ghana

Halfway across the Atlantic Ocean, the plane carrying Tani Sanchez and her daughter Tani Sylvester on a heritage tour to Ghana crossed paths with a powerful storm.
Reuters - Published

Teenage activist Greta takes climate campaign to the high seas

With the wind in her hair and TV cameras pointing at her, Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg began a trans-Atlantic crossing in a racing yacht on Wednesday to further her campaign for stronger action..
Reuters - Published

Climate campaigner Greta prepares to sail to the U.S. on boat with no toilet

Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg will set sail for New York on Wednesday, crossing the Atlantic in a racing yacht with no shower or toilet to join protests in the United States and take..
Reuters - Published

Special Report: A Cloudspotters' Guide to Climate Change

A path of trampled grass leads up the hill to St. Helen's, the only church on Lundy Island. Near its doors, a stray lamb nibbles on tufts of tall weeds. From a Gothic tower topped with the English..
Reuters - Published

Barry churns off Louisiana, New Orleans storm surge lower than feared

Hurricane Barry was churning off Louisiana on Saturday, poised to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019 in a westward shift that appeared to spare low-lying New Orleans from the massive..
Reuters - Published

New Orleans residents huddle at home, and in bars, ahead of hurricane

Tropical Storm Barry, poised to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019, churned ever closer to Louisiana's shore early on Saturday as most New Orleans residents huddled at home, or in..
Reuters - Published

Atlantic Ocean 'running out of breath'

atlantic ocean 'running out of breath'
Edinburgh University leads an international research programme to assess the health of the Atlantic.
BBC News - Published

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