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A Relic of California’s Oil Past Haunts State With Santa Barbara Spill

14 hours agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

A pipeline the oil market had all but forgotten resurfaced like a painful memory last week, spilling 500 barrels of heavy oil into the Pacific Ocean. The post A Relic of California’s Oil Past Haunts State With Santa Barbara Spill appeared first on gCaptain.

Start Saving Room for the Resort at Pedregal Food & Wine Fest

Where the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean meet, Mexico’s Cabo San Lucas will become a culinary confluence when the Resort at Pedregal serves up its fourth annual Art of Taste Food and Wine Festival, from July 15 through 19. WithShow More Summary

Feds order pipeline company to clean up Santa Barbara coastline

Federal authorities on Wednesday issued a cleanup order to the company whose underground pipeline last week spilled thousands of gallons of crude oil into the Pacific Ocean and marred several miles of Santa Barbara County coastline.

Want To Pilot The Solar Impulse Airplane? Check This Out!

Originally published on 1Sun4All. While we wait to cheer on the adventurous pilots of Solar Impulse 2, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, to cross the Pacific Ocean, we can virtually fly the solar-powered aircraft with a free web-based...Show More Summary

Cruise-Container Hybrid Ship Makes Debut

 Aranui 5, a cruise ship / container ship hybrid, will make its maiden voyage from Tahiti to the Marquesas Islands in the South Pacific Ocean at the end of November 2015.

"Melt" into Drowse's Hypnotic Exploration of Suicide and Medication

photo by Dani Ransom “Melt,” by Drowse, will make you feel like someone is holding your head under water in the Pacific Ocean. The track is at once beautiful, eerie and hypnotic. It builds in atmosphere throughout, as a simple guitar rhythm and soothing-yet-creepy vocals eventually take over its synth-dominated sonic space. Show More Summary

Hawaii Could Face More Hurricanes Than Usual This Season

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

HONOLULU (AP) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Central Pacific Hurricane Center says the 2015 hurricane season in the region will see more storms than average. Tom Evans, the acting director of the Central Pacific...Show More Summary

Drill and Spill

Some forty miles down the coast from Gaviota, California, where, last week, a ruptured pipe spilled between twenty-one thousand and a hundred and five thousand gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean, is the little town of Summerland, where the country’s first offshore oil well was dug, in 1896. Show More Summary

Solar Plane Prepares For Five-Day Flight

A solar-powered plane travelling round the world is about to take on its most challenging leg: the Pacific Ocean. Solar Impulse 2 has so far made it from Abu Dhabi in the Middle East to Nanjing in Eastern China over six legs, all without using fossil-derived fuels. Show More Summary

The Santa Barbara oil spill was caused by the only pipeline in the US without an auto shut-off valve

The Plains All American Pipeline that burst on May 19 and spilled oil into the Pacific Ocean is the only pipeline of its kind in the United States that was not required to have an auto shut off valve, according to latest news reports. Several decades of

Junkyard Find: 1983 Toyota Pickup, Adobe Rust Repair Edition

Toyotas of the 1970s and 1980s were quite reliable for the era, if you’re just talking about running gear. If you lived in a rust-prone area, though (say, a block from the Pacific Ocean in San Francisco), Toyotas were eaten by the Iron Oxide Monster in a hurry. Show More Summary

Clouds Got In The Way Of Solar Impulse’s Historic Pacific Ocean Crossing

Originally published on 1Sun4All. On the tarmac, batteries fully charged — and no go! André Borschberg was scheduled to take off in Solar Impulse, from Nanjing, China, to Honolulu, Hawaii. But the mission team has decided against a takeoff on UTC May 25. After a final flight briefing, a managerial decision was made to cancel this flight. Show More Summary

"Turning sewage into drinking water gains appeal as drought lingers."

California gets ready for "indirect potable reuse."Instead of flushing hundreds of billions of gallons of treated sewage into the Pacific Ocean each year, as they do now, coastal cites can capture that effluent, clean it and convertShow More Summary

Magnitude 5.7 quake strikes north of Tonga: USGS

(Reuters) - A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck 216 km (135 miles) north-northwest of the capital of Tonga in the Pacific Ocean on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Guest Post: Unprecedented 'Mass Die Offs' As Pacific Ocean "Turning Into a Desert" Off California Coast

Submiutted by Mac Slavo via, “Ocean’s dying, plankton’s dying… it’s people. Soylent Green is made out of people. They’re making our food out of people. Next thing they’ll be breeding us like cattle for food. You’ve gotta tell them. Show More Summary

Magnitude 6.8 quake strikes off Solomon Islands: USGS

(Reuters) - A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck close to the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific Ocean, just days after the archipelago was hit by another strong earthquake, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Friday.

The Arctic Ocean and Wildlife Warrant Special International Protection

Co-authored by Alex Levinson and Kevin Harun, Pacific Environment Imagine traveling seas beset by hurricane force winds, extreme waves, poorly charted waters, and long seasons of darkness. Where calls for help may not be readily answered. Show More Summary

SpaceX cargo ship returns to Earth in ocean splashdown

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

SpaceX’s unmanned Dragon supply ship left the International Space Station Thursday and hours later splashed down in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California, NASA said. The Dragon began its journey back to Earth at 7:04 am (1104 GMT), when the US space agency broadcast images of the...

Fund the race to save marine life from souring seas

Congress must invest in research to combat acidic seawater conditions. OVER the past several years, it has become apparent that Pacific Ocean and Puget Sound waters are becoming more acidic and that increased acidity can be lethal to Pacific oysters. New data are becoming available that indicate that other species are also threatened. Salmon, Dungeness […]

Seasonal variations in the aragonite saturation state in the upper open-ocean waters of the North Pacific Ocean

Seasonal variability of the aragonite saturation state (?AR) in the upper (50 m and 100 m depths) North Pacific Ocean (NPO) was investigated using multiple linear regression (MLR). The MLR algorithm derived from a high-quality carbon...Show More Summary

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