A barrier and screen equipped with high-tech cameras, sensors and satellite antennas will be towed from San Francisco to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch—an island of trash twice the size of Texas.
Amid the intense coverage of Russia and North Korea, another struggle between superpowers is playing out quietly in the Indian and Pacific oceans.
The Pacific Ocean has reached the end of a period of cooler temperatures, according to Britain's national weather service.
The Pacific Ocean's Great Barrier Reef and reefs of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean may never overcome the effects of global warming, scientists say.
While most voters’ attention is on the presidential primary and national-level races, it’s the legislative election that matters to the most powerful political force in the Golden State—big business.
Higher sea levels and less silt will endanger many mangrove forests -- home to huge varieties of wildlife, and natural buffers that protect coasts and estuaries during tropical cyclones -- across the Pacific.
The third mass coral bleaching in recent history is underway as record ocean warmth creates a crisis in the tropics.
Unprecedented ocean temperature rises off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the United States may be linked to sea level rise or the recent pattern of “weird” weather.
Not cutting emissions of greenhouse gases could mean driving the planet across systemic boundaries from which there would be no return. Not cutting emissions of greenhouse gases could mean driving the planet across systemic boundaries from which there would be no return.
Dedicated surfers, deeply involved with monitoring the natural coastal environment around the world, warn that climate change now poses a major threat to this booming leisure industry.