Make no mistake: Earth is a powerful and, at times, violent planet. And if you had any doubts, this new jaw-dropping animation ought to put them to rest. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center released a video Friday mapping every earthquake as it occurred from Jan. Show More Summary
A wave of moisture flows in from the Pacific Ocean, falling as rain on the coast, snow in the mountains. It must be October! Time to stow hiking boots, wax skis, reflect on favorite summer adventures and dream of next year’s trails!Show More Summary
Disney's "Moana" sees a 16-year-old Polynesian girl cross the ocean in an effort to restore her native Pacific Islands to the lush, green sanctuary they once were. The movie has more than an odyssey and a female lead in common with 2015's...Show More Summary
SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Tropical storm Otto killed at least four people and forced thousands to evacuate after battering Nicaragua and Costa Rica with hurricane-force winds and torrential rains, then moved out into the Pacific Ocean.
The Pacific Ocean’s increasing acidity is dissolving the shells of tiny sea snails that are a vital food source for fish such as salmon and sole, according to new research by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The ocean’s changing chemistry is the result of carbon dioxide emissions from industry and agriculture. Increasing acidity means […]
A Pacific Ocean earthquake with a 7.2 magnitude shook El Salvador and Nicaragua on Thursday, officials said, an hour after a powerful hurricane hit Nicaragua's Caribbean coast. Salvadoran authorities issued a tsunami alert as a precaution. Show More Summary
Elevated carbon dioxide levels in the Pacific Ocean are connected to human activity, according to a study from the federal government, and that acidification is causing the shells of a key microscopic sea snail to dissolve, a phenomenon that could affect other species in the ecosystem. Research from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released Tuesday […]
The California Undercurrent transports Pacific Equatorial Water (PEW) into the Southern California Bight from the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean. PEW is characterized by higher temperatures and salinities, with lower pH, representing a source of potentially corrosive (aragonite, inline image) water to the region. Show More Summary
The American Samoan island of Ta'u — located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, around 2,600 miles from Hawaii and around 4,800 miles from the US mainland — is now running on 100% solar electricity, according to a new tweet from Tesla...Show More Summary
Satellite images and aircraft have spotted a pumice raft in the Pacific Ocean near Fiji, but we may never know its source. The post Nobody Knows Where This Big Raft of Pumice Came From appeared first on WIRED.
Tesla Motors is powering an entire island in the South Pacific Ocean with solar power, according to a post the SolarCity blog. “There are challenges to living on a remote island – from food scarcity to destructive weather – and the lack of affordable, reliable power is among the greatest,” the post begins. Show More Summary
We've been looking forward to Disney's Moana since it was first announced back in 2014. We have high hopes for this gorgeous looking tale of a teenage Polynesian heroine with a strong relationship with the ocean who joins forces with a demigod to save her people, and thankfully, we don't have to wait any longer. Show More Summary
The island of Ta'u in American Samoa is home to around 600 people. Located in the southern Pacific Ocean, the island relied until recently on diesel generators for energy production -- which meant that not only did the generators produce pollution as a byproduct, but the diesel itself had to be shipped in at a rate of around 300 gallons per day. Show More Summary
As anthropogenic activities directly and indirectly increase carbon dioxide (CO2) and decrease oxygen (O2) concentrations in the ocean system, it becomes important to understand how different populations of marine animals will respond. Water that is naturally low in pH, with a high concentration of carbon dioxide (hypercapnia) and a low concentration of oxygen, occurs at […]
Scientists studying coral reefs in volcanically acidified water of the southwestern Pacific Ocean measured a net loss of coral reef skeletons due to increased bio-erosion by worms and other organisms, according to new research by NOAA, the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) and Australian scientists. The study, published in the Proceedings of […]
San Francisco's west end was a once bustling, robust part of the city, as shown in this article. One of the vestiges of those days is Sutro Heights, which sits 200 feet above sea level, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and the current version of the Cliff House and the grand Sutro Baths. Show More Summary
There's a toxic garbage island in the Pacific Ocean and it is totally awesome.
FILL ‘ER UP: Navy Fast Tracks MQ-25 Tanker Drone Procurement. The ability to midair refuel fighters and bombers is a necessary component of defending expanses like the Pacific Ocean — making tankers a likely target for Chinese anti-access/area-denial attacks. Removing the human element from risk makes perfect sense.
Have you ever wondered how the largest ships in the world are able to cross Panama as they make their way from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic? The locks system in the Panama Canal are a modern engineering marvel, and how they work is now cleverly explained through this new LEGO Education set. More »
California’s U.S. senators are urging President Obama to permanently make West Coast waters off limits to oil drilling before Donald Trump takes office. California senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer … Click to Continue »