Articles tagged "pacific ocean"

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New volcano discovered in the oldest section of the Pacific Plate

A new, petit-spot volcano was discovered in the oldest section of the Pacific Plate by researchers from Tohoku University led by associate professor Naoto Hirano of the Center for Northeast Asian Studies. Studying petit-spot volcanoes serves as a window into the...

December 08, 2019

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Pacific Ocean off California coast turning into desert-like dead zone

It's anyone's guess why temperatures in the Pacific Ocean are heating up off the coast of Southern California. Is a natural El Niño effect occurring, or is there something more sinister happening under the blue ocean waters?Off the coast of California, dr

May 21, 2015

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Biggest storm in nearly a decade to affect Northern California and Oregon, US

Biggest Pacific storm system in nearly a decade is about to bring flooding and mudslide danger for Northern California and Oregon. An atmospheric river of moisture, also known as "Pineapple Express", is tapping moisture from the tropics ahead of round of

December 11, 2014

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Marine mystery disease along Pacific Coast baffles scientists

Sea stars up and down the Pacific Coast are dying off in record numbers, and scientists say they can't figure out what's going on. Reports indicate that in some areas of Washington State, for instance, upwards of 80 percent of the sea star population has vanishe

August 15, 2014

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Leaked report raised fears of radioactive tsunami if Mururoa Atoll in French Polynesia collapses

A leaked report has raised new fears that Mururoa Atoll, the site of French nuclear testing in the Pacific, is in danger of collapsing. The French government, since 2010, has kept secret that Mururoa Atoll, the site of French nuclear testing in the Pacific, is in

August 19, 2012

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South Pacific islands running out of water

A state of emergency has been declared on the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu as stocks of drinking water dwindle following months of drought. Officials of the world's fourth smallest nation have said that parts of the tropical atoll may have only a two-day supply of

October 05, 2011

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Final Update Overview: NASA's UARS Re-enters Earth's Atmosphere

NASA has released a new statement pinpointing the re-entry of the UARS satellite on Sept. 24th:"The Joint Space Operations Center at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California has determined the satellite entered the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean at 14.1

September 26, 2011

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One of the world's roughest stretches of water

Runoff from heavy rains, combined with wave action along the coast, increased the turbidity of New Zealand’s waters when this image was acquired on April 29, 2011, according to a NASA statement. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on

July 21, 2011

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Rising waters in Kiribati threatening villages

An increasing number of coastal villagers are asking to be relocated because of rising sea waters in Kiribati. Kiribati is in urgent need of funding to build sea walls to prevent sea water destroying villages and crops. If more funding is not forthcoming in the

March 09, 2011