New type of killer whale that hunts sea mammals discovered off US west coast

U.S. 10/08/21, 05:42

Off the coast of the United States, a new type of killer whale that hunts large sea mammals, even newborn grey whales, has been found. According to recent data published in June 2021 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Canadian researchers discovered a new, enigmatic type of killer whale that ...

Snow causes travel mayhem across US just before Thanksgiving

U.S. 11/26/19, 10:50

A storm dumping heavy snow buried highways in Colorado and Wyoming Tuesday, prompted school closures in Nebraska and forced more than 1,000 travelers to sleep overnight in Denver’s airport after hundreds of flights were canceled as the busy Thanksgiving week travel period went into high gear. That storm was heading toward ...

Passengers violently ejected from seats on turbulent flight

U.S. 07/12/19, 07:25

Dozens of people were violently slammed off the ceiling of a jetliner that encountered unexpected and intense turbulence over the Pacific Ocean Thursday. An Air Canada flight to Australia made an emergency landing in Honolulu after 37 people were injured, nine seriously, during the sudden loss of altitude that sent people ...

Device to trap plastic waste in Pacific Ocean relaunches

U.S. 06/22/19, 19:30

A floating device designed to catch plastic waste has been redeployed in second attempt to clean up a huge island of trash swirling in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii. Boyan Slat, creator of The Ocean Cleanup project, announced on Twitter that a 2,000-foot (600-meter) long floating boom that broke ...

Explorer recounts making the deepest ocean dive in history

Entertainment 05/14/19, 14:33

Victor Vescovo says he didn't set out to break James Cameron's record of reaching the deepest point on Earth. But that's what he did last month as he went 10,928 meters down into the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench of the Pacific Ocean.The groundbreaking mission was filmed as part ...

Salmon-eating sea lions targeted at Columbia River dam

U.S. 05/03/19, 12:45

More California sea lions preying on imperiled salmon in the Columbia River below a hydroelectric project on the Oregon-Washington border are being killed under a revised policy, federal authorities said Friday. The National Marine Fisheries Service made public reduced criteria for removing sea lions at Bonneville Dam about 145 miles (235 ...

Update: Kim, Putin to meet Thursday in Russia’s Far East

Europe 04/23/19, 08:30

The Latest on Kim-Putin meeting (all times local): 4:25 p.m. A Kremlin adviser says that President Vladimir Putin will meet the North Korean leader in Russia's Far East on Thursday. FILE - This combination file photo, shows Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, in St. Petersburg, Russia, April 9, 2019, and North Korean leader ...

Japanese air force stealth fighter jet crashes in Pacific

Asia & Pacific 04/10/19, 00:01

A Japanese air force F-35 stealth fighter crashed in the Pacific Ocean during a night training flight and parts of the jet were recovered, the defense ministry said Wednesday. The pilot is still missing. The F-35A stealth jet disappeared from radar while flying off the eastern coast of Aomori. Parts of ...

Explorer to trace flow of plastics down 10 rivers into seas

Europe 04/04/19, 15:38

Italian explorer Alex Bellini plans to travel down the world's 10 most polluted rivers on makeshift rafts, tracing the routes of plastics that pollute the world's oceans. Bellini said Thursday that he was inspired by a 2018 study by a German scientist that found 80% of plastic in the world's oceans ...

Ex Colombia soccer star arrested for drug shipments

Soccer 03/20/19, 11:12

Former Southampton and Portsmouth midfielder Jhon Viafara has been arrested in his native Colombia on a U.S. drug warrant, officials said Wednesday.Colombia's chief prosecutor's office said that prosecutors in Texas believe Viafara was part of a criminal network tied to the nation's feared Gulf cartel, which for a decade moved ...

Update: Intense California storm shuts San Diego schools

U.S. 02/15/19, 11:13

The Latest on storms hitting the West (all times local): 8:10 a.m. Classes have been canceled in seven school districts in San Diego County following the intense storm that hit California. The county's Office of Education cites power outages, flooding, road closures and dangerous travel conditions as reasons for Friday's closures. The atmospheric river ...

Storm creates chaos in California with flooding, mudslides

U.S. 02/14/19, 20:55

Waves of heavy rain pounded California on Thursday, trapping people in floodwaters, washing away a mountain highway, triggering a mudslide that destroyed homes and forcing residents to flee communities scorched by wildfires last year. The powerful system swept in from the Pacific Ocean and unleashed damaging rain, snow and wind across ...

Latest Pacific Ocean storm pounds California with rain, snow

U.S. 01/17/19, 10:34

The latest in a series of Pacific Ocean storms pounded California with rain and snow Thursday, prompting officials to put communities on alert for mudslides and flooding and making travel treacherous. Runoff flowed from the San Francisco Bay Area to the Sierra Nevada foothills and from Central Coast counties to Los ...

Huge trash-collecting boom in Pacific Ocean breaks apart

U.S. 01/06/19, 14:55

A trash collection device deployed to corral plastic litter floating in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii has broken apart will be hauled back to dry land for repairs.Boyan Slat, who launched the Pacific Ocean cleanup project, told NBC News last week that the 2,000-foot (600-meter) long floating boom ...

Massive boom in Pacific Ocean not corralling plastic trash

U.S. 12/17/18, 15:31

A trash collection device deployed three months ago to corral plastic litter floating between California and Hawaii is not collecting any trash. But Boyan Slat, who launched the Pacific Ocean cleanup project, told The Associated Press in an interview Monday he is confident the 2,000-foot (600-meter) long floating boom will be ...

British sailor Goodall brought to Chilean shore after rescue

America 12/14/18, 14:25

British sailor Susie Goodall is back on dry land after being rescued by a cargo ship in the southern Pacific Ocean where her boat capsized during a solo round-the-world race.Goodall arrived Friday to the Chilean southern city of Punta Arenas, where she was met by her mother and brother. The ...

2 US warplanes crash off Japan coast, rescue underway

U.S. 12/05/18, 19:32

Two American warplanes crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan's southwestern coast after a midair collision early Thursday, and rescuers found one of the seven crew members in stable condition while searching for the others, officials said. The U.S. Marine Corps said the crash involved an F/A-18 fighter jet and a ...

French-American man abandons attempt to swim Pacific

Science 11/26/18, 12:13

A French-American man has given up his attempt to swim across the Pacific Ocean after a storm broke the mainsail of his support ship, organizers said Monday.Ben Lecomte, who had completed about 1,500 nautical miles (2,780 kilometers) of the 5,000-mile (9,260-kilometer) journey, called the premature end to the swim a ...

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