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CABO ROJO, Puerto Rico — Abdiel Vélez stands with perfect balance as his boat dips and sways with the sea. Such scenes are disappearing along with local fishermen like Vélez, who fear the erosion of a craft passed down for generations. As a changing climate increases ocean surface temperatures around

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — UVI’s Center for Marine and Environmental Studies recently received a $100,000 award from the  Marine Debris Program to reduce hurricane-deposited marine debris from mangrove shorelines across the territory over the next two years. The award also provides support to develop a territorial Marine Debris Action Plan, a first for the

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MIAMI — NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting that a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season is most likely this year.  There is a 40 percent chance of a near-normal season, a 30 percent chance of an above-normal season and a 30 percent chance of a below-normal season.  For 2019, NOAA predicts a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands has received $500,000 in funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Environmental Literacy Program (ELP) for its U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) Storm Strong Program. The five-year project will create the territory’s first sustained, community-based, hurricane hazard preparedness program. Through new

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SAN JUAN — Scientists will explore new sites in deep waters surrounding Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to learn more about coral and fish habitats as part of a 22-day mission led by the U.S. government. The exploration team aboard the 224-foot Okeanos Explorer will also map and

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] MIAMI — The active Atlantic is getting busier, as Tropical Storm Isaac has formed. It is expected to become a hurricane as early as tomorrow, and the latest Isaac spaghetti models forecast suggests high odds the storm will move due west in the coming days.

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] SAN JUAN — Memorial Day signaled the unofficial start of summer, the conch shell reveille rousing travelers dreaming of an ocean getaway. Then four days later, hurricane season shows up like an unwanted beach house guest . Just when you thought it was safe to jump

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This May 26 satellite image taken by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows Subtropical Storm Alberto in the Gulf of Mexico as it approached the U.S. Gulf Coast. Alberto was the first named storm of the 2018 season, forming before today’s official start of the 2018 Atlantic storm

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] SAN JUAN — The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami has researchers reevaluating whether a magnitude 9.0 megathrust earthquake and resulting tsunami might also be a likely risk for the Caribbean region, seismologists reported at the SSA 2018 Annual Meeting. “Before 2004, we thought an earthquake of

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THE WC-130 WAS ONCE A HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT. [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] SAVANNAH — A Puerto Rico Air National Guard plane crashed in Georgia shortly after takeoff today, killing nine people aboard the aging aircraft headed toward its retirement in Arizona. The plane, a WC-130 weather reconnaissance and cargo plane from Puerto Rico’s 156th Airlift Wing, has

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