Weakened to a Category 1 hurricane, the powerful storm lashed communities with wind, rain and floodwaters.
Researchers call for emergency protections as 400 remaining animals fight for their lives.
Storms last year caused $50 billion in damage.
Frenchman Jean-Jacques Savin aims to complete the trip inside the specially constructed barrel capsule in 3 months.
A giant deep-sea reef off South Carolina has deepened environmentalists' concerns about a planned hunt for oil and gas reserves.
“I know we’re going to find something that no one’s ever seen before,” said the expedition’s chief scientist.
"The long-term warming trend driven by human activities continued unabated," researchers said.
“I don’t mind opening up drilling if states can opt out," Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said.
“It just takes a small amount of ice to make roads and sidewalks a skating rink,” a meteorologist warned.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Gov. Rick Scott were among the first to criticize the proposal.
Scientists say a warming Arctic increases storms like the "bomb cyclone" battering the East Coast.
The president looks to open the Arctic, Atlantic and Pacific oceans in his push for an “America-First Offshore Energy Strategy.”
Meteorology professor John Gyakum has stopped using the phrase he helped coin in 1980. Still, he has high hopes for its newfound popularity.
There are only about 450 North Atlantic right whales left, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
It's a reminder of just how "destructive, life-altering and society-altering" hurricanes can be, one meteorologist said.
I’ve come back home from the United Nations climate talks (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, with so much to be thankful for - namely