Researchers find one type of algae able to adapt to warming oceans
New form of ice could help explore exciting avenues for energy production and storage
Clathrates are now known to store enormous quantities of methane and other gases in the permafrost as well as in vast sediment layers hundreds of metres deep at the bottom of the ocean floor. Their potential ...
NASA launches new Orion spacecraft and new era
(AP)—NASA's new Orion spacecraft zoomed toward a high point of 3,600 miles (5,800 kilometers) on an orbital test flight Friday, ushering in a new era of exploration that could one day put people on Mars.
Methane is leaking from permafrost offshore Siberia
Yamal Peninsula in Siberia has recently become world famous. Spectacular sinkholes, appeared as out of nowhere in the permafrost of the area, sparking the speculations of significant release of greenhouse ...
Climate change caused by ocean, not just atmosphere, study finds
Most of the concerns about climate change have focused on the amount of greenhouse gases that have been released into the atmosphere.
N.Z. navy in high-seas standoff with 'illegal' fishing boats
The New Zealand navy was involved in a high-seas standoff with two suspected poaching ships in Antarctic waters Wednesday after the vessels used "evasive tactics" to thwart boarding attempts, officials said.
Warmest oceans ever recorded
"This summer has seen the highest global mean sea surface temperatures ever recorded since their systematic measuring started. Temperatures even exceed those of the record-breaking 1998 El Niño year," says ...
SpaceX to attempt rocket, cargo launch Saturday
SpaceX will try again Saturday to launch its Falcon 9 rocket, propelling the Dragon cargo ship toward the International Space Station and then attempting its first landing on an ocean platform.
Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record (Update)
Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, U.S. meteorologists say.
Ocean primed for more El Nino
The ocean is warming steadily and setting up the conditions for stronger El Niño weather events, a new study has shown.
Cold comfort: US weather in 2014 not too hot, disastrous
On a day when much of the U.S. struggled with bone-chilling cold, federal meteorologists said America's weather in 2014 wasn't really that bad.
New discovery in Arctic is a very old clam
The rapidly thawing Arctic Ocean may be a new frontier but some of the latest news from there concerns a clam that is believed to date back more than a million years.
Coral reefs threatened by a deadly combination of changing ocean conditions
The lowering of the ocean's pH is making it harder for corals to grow their skeletons and easier for bioeroding organisms to tear them down. Erosion rates increase tenfold in areas where corals are also exposed ...