Stories tagged: ocean
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019
Coke will start selling canned Dasani in the U.S. Northeast next month, with plans to expand the product to other parts of the country in 2020.
Tue., June 25, 2019
Researchers say they may have identified a new kind of plastic pollution in the sea and they’re calling it “plasticrust.”
UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019
The world’s oceans will likely lose about one sixth of its fish and other marine life by the end of the century if climate change continues on its current path, …
Fri., April 26, 2019
If this plastic bag gets into the ocean, an animal like a turtle or shark might mistake it for a jellyfish they want to eat and the bag will get …
Mon., July 2, 2018
Scientists launched two of the neon-orange, wind-propelled robots off the Washington coast at Neah Bay to survey fish and help improve weather forecasts.
Mon., May 21, 2018
White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass billowed into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano poured into the ocean, creating yet another hazard …
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017
Alaska researchers warn that the changing levels of ocean acidity could have grave consequences for red king crab populations in the Bering Sea.
Sat., Sept. 9, 2017
Hurricane Irma is so strong and its pressure is so low, it’s sucking water from its surroundings into the core of the storm.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017
Marine authorities in the U.S. and Canada said Friday they will marshal resources to try to find out what’s behind a string of deaths of endangered North Atlantic right whales.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 20, 2017
Ocean water moves in all kinds of ways. Waves curl and crash on the shore. Big conveyer belts of water, currents, flow for thousands of miles around our planet. The …
Wed., July 19, 2017
More than 9 billion tons of plastic has been produced since 1950, and the vast majority of it is still around.
Thu., July 13, 2017
An environmental group has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s withdrawal of proposed limits on the number of endangered whales, dolphins and sea turtles that can be killed …
Tue., July 4, 2017
Improving salmon runs could help the endangered killer whales that frequent the inland waters of Washington, according to a new study that found the orcas cannot find enough fish to …
Thu., June 22, 2017
With water rushing around them, sailors aboard the beleaguered USS Fitzgerald faced an agonizing decision.
UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017
A long-growing crack in the Larsen C ice shelf, one of Antarctica’s largest floating platforms of ice, appears to be nearing its endgame.
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017
Environmental and Alaska Native groups sued Wednesday to overturn an executive order by President Donald Trump that could lead to expanded petroleum drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans.
Wed., April 26, 2017
A report by a leading research body monitoring the Arctic has found that previous projections of global sea level rise for the end of the century could be too low, …
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017
U.S. government scientists have found a dramatic impact from the continuing decline of coral reefs: The seafloor around them is eroding and sinking, deepening coastal waters and exposing nearby communities …
Fri., April 14, 2017
A tiny, ice-encrusted ocean world orbiting Saturn is now a hotter-than-ever candidate for potential life.
Sat., March 25, 2017
The findings in a new study raises concerns about the potential role of infectious diseases as another major stress factor for the struggling population of endangered Puget Sound orcas.
Wed., March 15, 2017
Last year the Great Barrier Reef saw unprecedented bleaching due to extremely warm ocean temperatures. It was the reef’s third and worst severe bleaching event. But now, scientists say, yet …
UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017
LAKE TITICACA, Peru – Tucked between snow-capped mountains, Lake Titicaca was once worshipped by the Incas, who proclaimed its deep blue waters the birthplace of the sun. These days the …
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017
Industrial pollution has reached even the most remote corners of Earth: the deepest part of the sea. Scientists have discovered “extraordinary levels” of polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, in the Mariana …
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017
A large research synthesis, published in one of the world’s most influential scientific journals, has detected a decline in the amount of dissolved oxygen in oceans around the world – …
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017
The World Wildlife Fund on Monday called for a complete ban on fishing in the habitat of the vaquita porpoise, noting an international committee of experts has determined that fewer …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017
The population of Hawaiian monk seals, one of the world’s most critically endangered marine mammals, has been increasing 3 percent a year for the past three years, federal wildlife officials …
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017
As traditional commercial fishing is threatening fish populations worldwide, U.S. officials are working on a plan to expand fish farming into federal waters around the Pacific Ocean.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016
Princess Cruise Lines has agreed to pay a $40 million penalty and plead guilty to seven federal charges in an illegal ocean pollution case.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016
Pluto, the distant dwarf planet, is home to mysterious mountains that could be ice volcanoes and icebergs of water ice floating atop a plain of frozen nitrogen.
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016
Researchers who track the endangered population of orcas that frequent Washington state waters said Friday that three whales are missing or believed dead since summer.