The strong El Niño that started in 2023 will still have big impacts at least through March. Here’s what to watch for next.
A new initiative is pinpointing areas in the world’s oceans that are key habitats for sharks and their relatives, so that governments can consider protecting these areas.
The author of a major new essay collection reflects on the shifting cultural and political realities in the Pacific, and why it remains an ‘unequal ocean’.
The best science is not always the best engineering when it comes to building codes. It’s also a problem across the US, as an engineer who works on disaster resilience explains.
New research looks at how different species have managed to cross geographic barriers throughout history and whether their individual traits played a crucial role in these journeys.
An atmospheric scientist explains how El Niño works, this year’s oddities and why this phenomenon doesn’t last long.
Japan’s much-criticised plan to release wastewater from Fukushima into the Pacific is underway – and many are concerned.
Exploring the often unseen, and poorly understood, nuances of diversity within coral reefs may prove essential for ensuring the long-term health of Earth’s oceans.
This may buy us time, but many reefs are still doomed without serious action on climate change.
Forecasters warned of ‘potentially historic rainfall’ and ‘dangerous to locally catastrophic flooding.’ A hurricane scientist explains what El Niño, a heat dome and mountains have to do with the risk.
An El Niño weather-warming phase is underway in the Pacific – but what does this mean for the weather in Europe?
The official forecast calls for a strong El Niño by winter, but other models suggest it might dip in and out. An atmospheric scientist explains.
Current forecasts suggest a warm tropical Pacific will be interfering with what could otherwise be a ferocious Atlantic hurricane season.
El Niño years put Hawaii and the Mexican Riviera on alert for destructive tropical storms and hurricanes.
The mystery surrounding a forgotten marine mammal, a remote archipelago and man-made pollution.
No place on Earth is free from pollution.
By analyzing small samples of killer whale fat, scientists can learn about the diets of different killer whale populations. This has implications for our understanding of changing ecosystems.
After three long years of rainy weather, La Niña is over. But that doesn’t mean El Niño is a certainty. Here’s why.
An independent assessment of Japan’s plan to release treated radioactive wastewater into the Pacific Ocean, nearly 12 years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, finds it safe and reasonable.
The Pacific Ocean climate pattern is the opposite of El Niño.