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Hurricane Fernanda strengthens in Pacific, no threat to land

The US National Hurricane Center reports that the storm's maximum sustained winds are at 145 mph (230 kph).

Chinese research vessel embarks on 240-day expedition

Chinese research vessel embarks on 240-day expedition

The vessel departed from China's southern province of Guangdong, heading for the Western Pacific to conduct deep-sea geological surveys for climate change, biological and environmental research, the report said.

Seven sailors missing as US Navy destroyer collides with ship off Japanese coast

Seven sailors missing as US Navy destroyer collides with ship off Japanese coast

Seven US sailors have been missing after a U.S. Navy destroyer collided with a merchant ship off the coast of Japan.

Revealed- How world's biggest volcanoes are formed

Revealed- How world's biggest volcanoes are formed

 The study found that the volcanoes were formed along twin tracks due to a shift in the Pacific plates direction three million years ago.

How a Rover vanished in just 4 days

How a Rover vanished in just 4 days

The discovery of the Slims River diversion away from the Bering Sea into the Kaskawulsh River was published on Tuesday in the journal Nature Geoscience.

Scientists discover signs of life below worlds deepest point

Scientists discover signs of life below worlds deepest point

Scientists have discovered potential signs of life ten kilometres below the sea floor in the the deepest part of the worlds oceans, Mariana Trench.

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft returns to Earth with Pacific Ocean splashdown

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft returns to Earth with Pacific Ocean splashdown

The Dragon cargo craft returned to the Earth with approximately 3,600 pounds of science experiments and other gear from space station.

In a first, scientists discover banned toxic chemicals in deepest reaches of ocean

In a first, scientists discover banned toxic chemicals in deepest reaches of ocean

As per a new study, this is the first time that scientists have uncovered the evidence that man-made pollutants have now reached the farthest corners of our Earth.

SpaceX shares stunning photo of its rocket landing captured just before touchdown – See pic

SpaceX shares stunning photo of its rocket landing captured just before touchdown – See pic

On January 14, 2017, the Falcon 9 rocket successfully deployed 10 satellites in low-Earth orbit for Iridium, a global leader in mobile voice and data satellite communications.

Super typhoon smashes northern Philippines

Haima was the second typhoon to hit the northern Philippines in a week, after Sarika struck on Sunday claiming at least one life.

Strong 6.3 quake strikes off Australian Antarctic base

 A strong 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck today southwest of remote Macquarie Island where Australia maintains a small Antarctic base, officials said, but no injuries or damage were reported.

Barack Obama visits world`s largest marine reserve

President Barack Obama goes off the beaten track Thursday -- way off -- to a marine reserve in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Japan typhoon kills nine in elderly home

Lionrock`s path -- hitting northeastern Japan from the Pacific Ocean -- was unusual.
 

Strong typhoon Lionrock heads for Japan's northeast

Strong typhoon Lionrock heads for Japan's northeast

A strong typhoon was on course Tuesday for a direct hit on northeastern Japan, with authorities warning of heavy rain and high waves along the Pacific coast.

First for Indian carrier: Air India will soon fly over Pacific Ocean to San Francisco

First for Indian carrier: Air India will soon fly over Pacific Ocean to San Francisco

Officials said the route would be a "win-win situation" for the carrier as well as passengers as it would save crores of rupees worth of fuel costs and also reduce the flying time by up to three hours.

Must see pics! Incredible images of lava from Hawaii’s volcano cascading into the ocean (Photo feature)

Must see pics! Incredible images of lava from Hawaii’s volcano cascading into the ocean (Photo feature)

 The 2,000-degree molten rock is from Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes.

This is how Pacific sea-level helps in predicting global temperature changes

This is how Pacific sea-level helps in predicting global temperature changes

In contrast, when sea level drops in the western Pacific but increases in the eastern Pacific as it did in 2015, global surface temperatures bump up because the heat stored in the ocean is released, Yin said.

Demands grow for inquiry into Australia refugee abuse

Australia was Monday facing growing opposition demands for an inquiry into its treatment of asylum-seekers on remote Pacific islands after further allegations emerged of abuse against refugees.

Researchers identify rare new species of beaked whale

Researchers identify rare new species of beaked whale

Japanese whalers call the enigmatic black whales "karasu," the Japanese word for raven. The new species is darker in colour and about two-thirds the size of the more common Baird's beaked whale, but so scarce that even whalers rarely see them.