Scientists predict worst 'coral bleaching' in 20 years
Scientists predict worst 'coral bleaching' in 20 years

Researchers have recently stated that Pacific may potentially record the worst coral bleaching ever set to happen in 20 years.

Watch: Video on Orion spacecraft's return to Earth
Watch: Video on Orion spacecraft's return to Earth

A video recorded during NASA's Orion return through the Earth's atmosphere provides viewers a first look of the intense conditions astronauts will endure when they return from deep space destinations on the journey to Mars.

Lives of danger, poverty on Philippines` typhoon coast

 Life is a constant throw of the dice for farmer Nilo Dilao and other residents of the Philippine island of Samar, the ground zero for many of East Asia`s deadliest storms.

Ancient earth may have fetched water from beneath
Ancient earth may have fetched water from beneath

Did our planet make its own water through geologic processes or did it come to us via icy comets from the far reaches of the solar system? The answer is likely to be both.

Typhoon tears down homes in disaster-weary Philippines

Typhoon Hagupit tore apart homes and sent waves crashing through coastal communities across the eastern Philippines on Sunday, creating more misery for millions following a barrage of deadly disasters.

NASA drone captures Orion splash down

 A drone detected NASA's unmanned spacecraft Orion splash down into the Pacific Ocean, 600 miles south-west of San Diego.

Orion spacecraft is safe and secure now, tweets NASA
Orion spacecraft is safe and secure now, tweets NASA

US space agency NASA on Saturday tweeted that Orion spacecraft is safe and secure after it splashed down in the Pacific Ocean approximately 600 southwest of San Diego Friday, wrapping up its first test flight that lasted about four and a half hours.

Mosquito-borne chikungunya now spreading rapidly through South Pacific

Chikungunya, a debilitating mosquito-borne viral disease, has taken hold in French Polynesia, spreading rapidly and threatening neighbouring Pacific nations, regional health authorities said on Wednesday.

Myanmar 'under military control' says US Admiral

The nominee to become the next commander of US forces in the Pacific says the time isn't right to expand nascent military ties with Myanmar as the Southeast Asian nation remains "firmly under military control."

NASA's Orion all set for December 4 test flight
NASA's Orion all set for December 4 test flight

Designed to carry astronauts to deep space destinations like Mars, NASA's Orion spacecraft is all set to blast off for its first test flight Dec 4.

Extreme El Nino weather stunted growth of Peruvian children

Children in Peru on the front line of a severe cyclical warming of the Pacific Ocean in 1997-98 suffered stunted growth, showing how extreme weather can cause lasting damage to health, a study said on Tuesday.

PM Modi uses Instagram to share Pacific Ocean view

Soon after his arrival in Fiji capital Suva on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi used Instagram to share a scenic view of the Pacific Ocean.

Modi in Fiji: The marching Elephant & the flying dragon

Located in the heart of Pacific Ocean, Fiji, had it never so good in terms of international diplomacy as this week, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jingping coming over to strengthen bilateral ties and further their stakes in Oceania.

French territory in Pacific faces uncertain future

In a tiny French territory in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, three kings and the Catholic Church have held their grip on power hundreds of years after France became a secular republic.

Typhoon-shattered Philippines slowly on mend

Philippine communities shattered by Super Typhoon Haiyan a year ago are starting to bustle again as a mega-reconstruction effort takes root, but millions of survivors still endure brutal poverty and are dangerously exposed to the next big storm.

Records, photos of famed US WWII bombers go online

Thousands of feet above the Pacific Ocean, the bullets were coming fast and the flak was flying.

US to create world's largest marine reserve

The US will create the world's largest marine reserve, stretching over about 1,270,000 sq km of the Pacific ocean, the White House press service said.

Obama to create world's largest marine sanctuary
Obama to create world's largest marine sanctuary

US President Barack Obama will create the world's largest marine sanctuary in the Pacific Ocean in a bid to protect sea life from climate change, the White House has said.

Hurricane Polo surges off Mexico`s Pacific coast

Hurricane Polo formed off Mexico`s southwestern coast late Wednesday, threatening to spark floods and mudslides days after another storm wreaked havoc in popular resorts further north.

7.1-magnitude quake strikes off Guam: USGS

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit off the Pacific island of Guam Wednesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, but no tsunami warning was issued as the tremor was too deep.