Pacific Ocean News

La Nina Is Here, Threatening Even Bigger Blazes and Storms

The extreme weather that’s hammered California with runaway wildfires and hit Louisiana with its most powerful hurricane in 160 years may be about to get even worse. La Nina — a phenomenon that occurs when the surface of the Pacific …

Dangerous Sneaker Wave Sweeps Father, Son Out to Ocean

One moment, Jayson Thomas was on the Oregon beach with his 3-year-old son. The next, they were gone, swept away by a “sneaker wave” as his wife looked on. The man and his boy were but the latest to be …

Pacific Ocean Holds Clue to Size of Atlantic Hurricane Season

The Pacific Ocean holds one of the keys that forecasters say will determine how many hurricanes and tropical storms develop in the Atlantic this year. The size of the six-month storm season, which starts tomorrow, may depend on a pool …

Satellite Likely in Ocean, But May Have Hit U.S.

It’s as big as a bus and weighs 6 tons, but officials probably will never be able to pinpoint exactly where a massive NASA satellite plummeted to Earth. NASA space junk scientists believe that all – or nearly all – …