Hurricane Florence, seen from the International Space Station in 2018. Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30.
Current forecasts suggest a warm tropical Pacific will be interfering with what could otherwise be a ferocious Atlantic hurricane season.
Twenty years of storm tracks in the Atlantic and eastern Pacific basins.
El Niño years put Hawaii and the Mexican Riviera on alert for destructive tropical storms and hurricanes.
Juan Fernández fur seals were once hunted for their semi-waterproof fur.
Constanza Toro Valdivieso
The mystery surrounding a forgotten marine mammal, a remote archipelago and man-made pollution.
Scientists found PCBs 8 kilometres below the waves.
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No place on Earth is free from pollution.
Killer whales are the apex predator in the oceans.
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.
El Niño was given its name by Peruvian fishermen.
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The Pacific Ocean climate pattern is the opposite of El Niño.
The UK had its first storm in a year last weekend.
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An expert explains why the UK’s winter has been relatively calm.
Dry conditions are likely to resume in northeastern Brazil.
From bushfires in Australia to insect-borne disease outbreaks in Colombia.
An undersea tunnel is under construction to release wastewater from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant is set to release radioactive wastewater into the Pacific Ocean – but the cause for concern is minimal.
England may flood in February.
The Met Office has predicted that England is to be affected by flooding this February.
Mangrove forests on Pohnpei are archives of sea-level change.
A new analysis of deep soil sediments accumulated in the mangroves of Pohnpei and Kosrae islands reveals a potentially different history of human arrival in this oceanic region.
The findings have big implications for how Australians prepare for extreme weather events.
A satellite image shows how vast the remnants of Typhoon Merbok were as the storm hit the Alaska coast.
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Most of the flooded communities are Indigenous and rely on subsistence hunting that residents would normally be doing right now. Recovering from the damage will make that harder.
Millions of mangroves died off along Australia’s northern coast. The cause? El Niño - and the moon’s wobbly orbit causing extremely low tides.
Beachgoers watch waters rise during a tsunami advisory on a beach in Santa Cruz, Calif.
(AP Photo/Nic Coury)
Tsunamis can be generated by underwater volcanic explosions thousands of miles away. The Jan. 15 explosion in Tonga resulted in tsunami advisories for British Columbia and all along the U.S. west coast.
On Jan. 15, 2022, coastal areas across California were placed under a tsunami warning.
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Tsunamis aren’t just bigger-than-average waves. Triggered by undersea earthquakes or volcanic eruptions like the one in Tonga, they are fast, massive and potentially destructive. Here’s why.
Oiled sand in Huntington Beach, Calif., after a 126,000-gallon spill from an offshore oil pipeline.
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Offshore oil drilling has a long history in California, but is highly unpopular today. The latest major spill is likely to fuel efforts to wind down oil and gas production statewide.
Giant kelp (
Macrocystis pyrifera) is a potential energy crop.
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April 1, 2021
Diane Kim, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences; Ignacio Navarrete, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, and Jessica Dutton, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Making biofuels from crops grown on land poses trade-offs between food and fuel. A new study looks offshore.