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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".


Enormous 'Godzilla Dust Cloud' Heading to the US Gulf Coast [Video]

Enormous 'Godzilla Dust Cloud' Heading to the US Gulf Coast

According to Accuweather, the cloud is journeying thousands of miles over the Atlantic Ocean from the Sahara Desert.

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China dropped one of the biggest ever piece of space junk to free-fall to Earth [Video]

China dropped one of the biggest ever piece of space junk to free-fall to Earth

A huge piece of a rocket crashed into the Atlantic Ocean at 8:33 a.m. on May 11, according to the U.S. Space Command's 18th Space Control Squadron.

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Saharan dust to bring fewer tropical storms, beautiful sunsets

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Explainer: London faces up to former role insuring Atlantic slave trade

London is facing up to its role in insuring the slave trade as part of a sweeping global reassessment of history and racism.
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Lloyd's of London to pay for 'shameful' Atlantic slave trade role

The Lloyd's of London insurance market has apologised for its "shameful" role in the 18th and 19th Century Atlantic slave trade and pledged to fund opportunities for black and ethnic minority groups.
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Trump opens Atlantic sanctuary to commercial fishing

President Donald Trump announced on Friday he will open up a 5,000 square mile conservation area in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of New England to commercial fishing.
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Trump expected to allow commercial fishing in protected Atlantic waters: sources

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Today in History for May 20th

Highlights of this day in history: Charles Lindbergh begins his trans-Atlantic flight; Amelia Earhart starts her trek across the Atlantic; Freedom Riders attacked in the South; Explorer Christopher..
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Ghost ship washes up on Irish coast after drifting across Atlantic

A "ghost ship" abandoned by its crew has run aground on rocks on the south coast of Ireland after drifting in the Atlantic for 17 months.
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Storm Dennis slams into North Atlantic

Storm Dennis forms in the North Atlantic taking aim at the United Kingdom with hurricane force winds.
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Storm Ciara disrupts more than 200 flights at Amsterdam's Schiphol

Around 240 flights to and from Amsterdam's Schiphol airport, one of Europe's busiest, were canceled on Sunday as a powerful storm blew in off the Atlantic Ocean with wind gusts of up to 120 km per hour..
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Guatemalan president offers El Salvador the chance to build a port in Guatemalan waters

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei on Monday offered his Salvadoran counterpart, Nayib Bukele, the opportunity to build and operate a port in Guatemalan waters in the Atlantic Ocean to promote..
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NHL All-Stars from the Pacific, Central, Atlantic and Metropolitan divisions will square off during three-on-three tournament in St. Louis.
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Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard goes surfing

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard took a break from traditional campaigning to go surfing in the frigid Atlantic Ocean on the New Hampshire shoreline on New Year's Day. (Jan...
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The Northeast is warming faster than rest of US: 'Our winters now are not like our winters before'

Maps show the northeast's coastal states and counties are warming faster than their inland neighbors. A warming Atlantic Ocean may be a contributor.
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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,..
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Greta Thunberg arrives in Lisbon after 3-week trip across Atlantic

"I think people are underestimating the force of angry kids," Thunberg said shortly after her arrival. "If they want us to stop being angry, then maybe they should stop making us angry."
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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..
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The 2010s was a roller-coaster decade for hurricanes. Here's what it means for the future

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Six tropical storms whirling at once have set a record

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Triple threat: Texas faces floods, Humberto nears Bermuda and a tropical depression forms in Atlantic

While Hurricane Humberto nears Bermuda, there's flooding in Texas and Tropical Depression Ten is spinning up in the Atlantic
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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.
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Cockpit coffee spill forces commercial jet to make emergency landing

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Tropical Storm Fernand makes landfall in Mexico as Gabrielle spins in the Atlantic

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