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NASA's TRMM satellite sees Tropical Storm Phanfone fragmented

The bands of thunderstorms wrapping around Tropical Storm Phanfone in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean appeared fragmented to NASA's TRMM satellite. read more

NASA sees Tropical Storm Kammuri winding down over open ocean

Tropical Storm Kammuri continues to appear more like a cold front on satellite imagery as it transitions into an extra-tropical storm over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. When NASA's Terra satellite passed over Kammuri on Sept. 29 at 7:40 a.m. Show More Summary

Moses Sumney, Lucinda Williams hit the pier at Way Over Yonder fest

Standing onstage before a trio of microphones, the young singer Moses Sumney faced the Pacific Ocean from the Santa Monica Pier on Friday and looped his sampled voice until the layers sounded like ten thousand Beach Boys. Rich waves of harmonically deep layers washed over the crowd, a one-man...

Fukushima is not contaminating Pacific

By Les Corrice It is widely reported that hundreds of tons of highly contaminated Fukushima Daiichi groundwater pours into the Pacific Ocean every day. But, an objective look at the evidence tells a completely different story. It’s long-past...Show More Summary

Splashy Move: Obama Designates World’s Largest Marine Preserve

Way out in the central Pacific, there’s a swath of ocean twice the size of Texas where millions of marine animals now have safe haven from commercial killing, entanglement in fishing lines, and other human-caused dangers. Using special...Show More Summary

Expanding marine sanctuary is meant to save ocean from mass extinction

Coral reefs near Jarvis Island. The reefs are part of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, which President Obama pledged to expand and protect from fishing and drilling. Courtesy Jim Maragos via the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...Show More Summary

NASA sees Tropical Storm Kammuri's spiral bands of soaking thunderstorms

Tropical Storm Kammuri continues to strengthen on its north-northwestern track through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and NASA's TRMM satellite identified a band of thunderstorms containing heavy rainfall northwest of the storm's center. Meanwhile NASA's Aqua satellite got a look at the entire storm and saw that those bands of storms circled the entire storm. read more

NASA identifies cold cloud tops in Tropical Storm Rachel

NASA's Aqua satellite saw the area of strong thunderstorms with colder cloud tops had grown within the Eastern Pacific Ocean's Tropical Storm Rachel. read more

Obama to Create World’s Largest Marine Sanctuary in Pacific Ocean

President Obama used his presidential powers on Thursday to create the world's largest marine sanctuary in the Pacific Ocean. Read More The post Obama to Create World’s Largest Marine Sanctuary in Pacific Ocean appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Obama Just Created the World's Largest Marine Reserve

U.S. President Barack Obama took a historic step on Thursday by dramatically expanding an area of the Pacific Ocean that is off limits to fishing and other marine resources development, such as deep-sea mining. By adding to the existing Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, which was established under former U.S. Show More Summary

Obama will create the world's largest fully-protected marine reserve

President Barack Obama will use his executive authority to create the world's largest fully protected marine reserve, which will be in the central Pacific Ocean. Secretary of State John Kerry announced the news of the reserve duringShow More Summary

President Obama Designates World’s Largest Marine Protected Area in Pacific Ocean

Coral at Jarvis Island National Wildlife Refuge, one of the areas protected under President Obama’s designation. (Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters / Flickr Creative Commons) In a big move for the oceans, President Obama announced today that he’s creating the world’s largest marine protected area. Show More Summary

Obama to create world’s largest protected marine reserve in Pacific Ocean

5 days agoHealth : The Checkup

President Obama will used his legal authority Thursday to create the world’s largest fully protected marine reserve in the central Pacific Ocean, demonstrating his increased willingness to advance a conservation agenda without the need for congressional approval. Read full article >>

The All-You-Can-Eat Apps Mobile Trend Coming From Asia

Although word ‘disrupt’ has taken a lot of flak recently, there are still innovations that can reorder an entire market – and one has just crossed the Pacific Ocean. On Tuesday, August 19, Sprint announced the release of App Pass, a subscription service that allows customers to access a curated selection of premium apps and games for $4.99 per month. Show More Summary

Obama Expands Marine Reserve in Pacific Ocean

President Barack Obama on Thursday established the world's biggest marine reserve, a vast expanse of water in the south-central Pacific Ocean that is now off-limits to commercial fishing, offshore oil drilling and other commercial activities.

Northwest storm prompts high-surf warning for Central California

Forecasters are warning of high surf along the Central California coast ahead of a storm system brewing in the Pacific Ocean, with waves expected to reach 13 feet at some beaches.

Recreational activity a major pollutant on Canadian coast of Pacific Ocean

From recreational boats and fishing vessels to commercial cruise ships and private marinas, a newly published study shows that oil discharges related to human maritime activity on the Canadian coast is posing a major threat to marine...Show More Summary

Big changes in Sargasso Sea's seaweed populations

In the region of the North Pacific known as the Sargasso Sea, circling ocean currents accumulate mats of Sargassum seaweed that shelter a surprising variety of fishes, snails, crabs, and other small animals. A recent paper shows that...Show More Summary

Gov't Scientists: Higher West Coast Temps Due to Natural Causes

A study conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of Washington has concluded that warmer sea and land temperatures along the Pacific coast in North America over the past 100 years are due to...Show More Summary

Robby Soave: The Libertarian Lesson of Lost

last weekNews : Reason

Exactly ten years ago today, Oceanic Airlines Flight 815 broke apart mid-air en route from Sydney to Los Angeles. The plane crash-landed on a sprawling desert island in the Pacific Ocean, stranding several dozen of the surviving passengers. If...Show More Summary

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