The Great Pacific Garbage Patch weighs 87,000 tons -- 16 times more than previous estimates -- and contains more than 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic, according to a new analysis.
By Nsikan Akpan
At the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, a massive exhibit made entirely of 315 pounds of plastic pollution fished from the Pacific is on display. Called "Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea," it features 17 sculptures, from jellyfish to shark. The…
By PBS NewsHour
The Solar Impulse-2 finished the most challenging leg of its around-the-world trip, which started in March 2015 in the United Arab Emirates, in an attempt to draw attention to clean-energy technology.
By Michael D. Regan
A new climate model, based on a cauldron of Pacific ocean water, may soon be able to predict heat waves 7 weeks before they happen.
By Nsikan Akpan
By Miles O'Brien
He was a shift supervisor on duty on March 11, 2011 when the earthquake and nuclear meltdown occurred in Japan, and by all accounts performed heroically inside a pitch dark control room at a nuclear power plant that was melting…
it is incorrect to say that Fukushima is under control when levels of radioactivity in the ocean indicate ongoing leaks, caused by groundwater flowing through the site and, we think, enhanced after storms. At the same time, it is wrong…
By Stephen Fee
After more than 200 days at sea, a British-born adventurer became the first person to row solo, nonstop from North America to Australia on Sunday. NewsHour’s Stephen Fee has the story.
By Kenzi Abou-Sabe
Sonya Baumstein had departed Choshi, Japan, to attempt a feat no other woman has ever accomplished: to row a boat solo across the Pacific Ocean.
By Megan Crigger
The Pentagon plans to turn a small, volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean into a live-fire training ground for the U.S. military, although the residents of nearby islands object.
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