Researchers found that the cool surface water during the Little Ice Age has only started reaching the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. While the world currently experiencing modern global warming, the depths of the Pacific has only started cooling.
Earth/Environment January 5, 2019
Scientists ran simulations and made the conclusion that a layer of rock has caused slabs of oceanic plates to stagnate. The process halted what is called mantle convection which involves rocks rising and sinking into the planet's core.
Earth/Environment October 9, 2018
Scientists deployed baited camera traps in the southeast Pacific Ocean to explore the Atacama Trench. They found that the trench was teeming with life and also discovered three new species that were identified as variants of the gelatinous snailfish.
Animals September 11, 2018
Amelia Earhart sent calls for help days after her plane disappeared, and several people around the world heard them. Experts said this is the best evidence yet that Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan died as castaways on an uninhabited island.
July 26, 2018
The Tiangong-1 has finally fallen to Earth on Easter Sunday, without causing any damage to populated areas. The Chinese space station just missed Point Nemo, which is also known as the 'spacecraft graveyard.'
Space April 2, 2018
The size of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is increasing rapidly according to scientists. The amount of plastic found in this area between California and Hawaii also reportedly keeps accumulating.
Earth/Environment March 23, 2018
Remains that were previously said to be that of a male are now said to be the remains of Amelia Earhart. The remains were originally found in 1940.
Viral March 8, 2018
'The blob,' a mass of unusually warm water in the Pacific Ocean, escalated ozone levels above the western United States, according to a new study. The blob created the ingredients for ozone production and the pollutant was high in places like Washington.
Earth/Environment February 20, 2017
A powerful 'waterfall' of lava continues to gush into the Pacific Ocean from a crack on the side of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano. Tourists and hikers alike flock to the scene to witness the spectacular lava flow.
Earth/Environment February 1, 2017
The New Year tuna auction on Jan. 5 at Japan’s Tsukiji market has fetched an astounding price of 74.2 million yen ($642,310). The winner of the bid was Tuna king, Kiyoshi Kimura, for the sixth consecutive year. He runs the Sushi Zanmai restaurant chain of Japan.
Animals January 5, 2017
A new study has raised questions about possible linkages between the rising number of tornado outbreaks and climate change though it has no hard evidence. The research highlights the possibility of certain meteorological factors being influenced by some aspects of climate change.
Earth/Environment December 3, 2016
A team of Australian geologists has detected Earth’s biggest exposed fault known as Banda Detachment in eastern Indonesia. It explains the long abyss formed under the Pacific Ocean and the reason for huge sea depths at Weber Deep.
Earth/Environment November 30, 2016
Google and Facebook announced a project to link Los Angeles and Hong Kong via a high-speed underwater cable. The Pacific Light Cable will deploy lightning speed internet connection, thus boosting the business of both companies.
Internet October 13, 2016
A new study has found that Pacific typhoons have become increasingly powerful over the past 40 years. Experts believe this is likely the result of warmer ocean temperatures allowing storms to build up more energy before making landfall.
Earth/Environment September 6, 2016
The White Shark Cafe is an area of the Pacific Ocean where sharks make tremendous dives for unknown reasons. Biologists have a plan to find out why — a shark cam.
Animals July 2, 2016
The world's largest sponge has been spotted in the waters off Hawaii. What do we know of these strange, ancient creatures?
Animals May 27, 2016
Solar Impulse 2 touched down in Mountain View Sunday to culminate its Hawaii-California leg, deemed its riskiest so far. The solar-powered plane is deemed a major innovation in the use of clean technologies for air travel.
Energy April 25, 2016
Navy staff found Luna, a German shepherd who was lost at sea for five weeks, on an island by herself. She made it to shore after disappearing on a fishing boat in the Pacific Ocean.
Society March 17, 2016
Climate change could be leading to longer, more frequent toxic algal blooms along Canada's Pacific coast, warned biologists. The increased toxic blooms and their movement toward new areas are being correlated with warmer waters.
Earth/Environment March 15, 2016
The albino gray whale 'Gallon of Milk' makes a rare appearance during an annual whale census off the Pacific coast of Mexico. The majestic creature appeared with a gray calf that apparently did not inherit her albino condition.
Animals March 5, 2016
Residents in Australia, Southeast Asia and East Asia will get to experience a total solar eclipse on March 8 and 9. For those who want to witness this sky event, it is important to protect your eyes from the harmful rays of the sun.
Space March 2, 2016
Researchers at the Pacific Shark Research Center in California have discovered a new species of lanternshark that uses its jet black skin and faint glow to conceal itself in the ocean depth. The common name Ninja Lanternshark was given to the creature by four youngsters.
Earth/Environment December 26, 2015
In an effort to protect marine mammals, such as whales, dolphins and seals, in the Pacific from the harmful effects of sonar, the U.S. Navy has agreed to limit its use of the technology as well as other activities in the ocean.
Earth/Environment September 17, 2015
A new NASA study offers an explanation to the so-called pause in global warming observed over the past few years. The phenomenon may have to do with extra heat from greenhouse gases trapped by the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
Earth/Environment July 11, 2015
Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warn that the continued rise in ocean temperatures in the Pacific and Atlantic is causing the massive coral bleaching on reefs in the Northern Hemisphere.
Earth/Environment July 7, 2015
A new theory explaining the global warming hiatus says the world’s heat is trapped in the Indian Ocean.
Earth/Environment May 21, 2015
A broken California pipeline has leaked 21,000 gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean causing black sludgevalong the coastline. US Coast Guards, emergency and fire officials along with Exxon Mobil has responded to perform cleanup efforts along Refugio State Beach.
Society May 20, 2015
The out of control Progress 59 spacecraft re-entered the Earth's atmosphere and burned over the central Pacific Ocean. The spacecraft was carrying supplies to the International Space Station (ISS).
Space May 9, 2015
A global warming hiatus recorded since 2000 could be due to a natural cycle in the Pacific Ocean. What danger is hiding in this finding?
Earth/Environment April 16, 2015
Changing wind patterns over the Pacific Ocean are bringing droughts to the Western U.S., a study suggests. Storms that would bring desperately needed rainfall will never make it to the region, researchers say.
Animals April 14, 2015
The 2015 State of the California Current is out and it has found waters in the West Coast to be unusually warm. If cooler conditions don’t prevail, marine species are in trouble.
Earth/Environment March 18, 2015
El Niño has finally arrived in the Pacific Ocean. What is this event, and what effect could it have on humans?
Animals March 5, 2015
Scientists are concerned about the adverse environmental effects of the construction of the Nicaragua Canal. The project is estimated to be completed by 2019, and around 5,100 ships may pass via the canal each year.
Earth/Environment March 5, 2015
ATV-5 space truck beaks away from the International Space Station (ISS) and burns down safely in the Pacific Ocean. The ATV-5 was the fifth and the last of the ATV missions.
Space February 16, 2015
La Niña could become more frequent, driving extreme weather events around the world, according to a new study conducted in Australia.
Earth/Environment January 27, 2015
Coral can be examined to reveal the history of trade winds. But, what does that research tell us about global warming in recent years?
Earth/Environment December 22, 2014
A fragment believed to be a part of Amelia Earhart's missing plane suggests the aviator may have become stranded on a remote island after an emergency landing.
Internet Culture October 30, 2014
Since the start of the 20th century, temperatures in Oregon and California have risen. While most environmental scientists are blaming man-made global warming for the conditions, two researchers uncover another factor.
Earth/Environment September 25, 2014
Humans, hear this: We are not to blame for the rising temperatures in the Pacific Coast off North America, says a new study. So who is to blame?
Earth/Environment September 24, 2014
Natural cycles, not human activity, behind warming temperatures in the U.S. Northwest, study finds. Finding stirs debate on climate change yet again.
Earth/Environment September 23, 2014
Mount Marum is one of the most geologically-active volcanoes in the world. A pair of bold adventurers descended inside the volcano, and returned with surreal video.
Animals September 8, 2014
Blue whales have successfully recovered from near-extinction, but they now face a new danger.
Earth/Environment September 6, 2014
Scientists on a seafloor mapping mission recently discovered a seamount in the Pacific Ocean. The seamount is about two-thirds of a mile high and sits 3.2 miles beneath the ocean's surface.
Internet Culture September 5, 2014
A groundbreaking effort to carry a DNA sequencer onboard a ship for use after underwater research was made possible by a team of researchers from San Diego State University.
Earth/Environment August 20, 2014
Velella velella, a variety of strange marine creatures resembling jellyfish, are washing up on the shores of the Pacific northwest of the United States.
Animals August 3, 2014