Pacific Ocean

Extraordinary snowfall needed to relieve drought

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The storms that recently covered parts of the U.S. with snow won’t be enough to ease the nation’s drought. Experts say it would take historic snowfalls — an absurd amount, really — to undo the damage already inflicted.

01/02/2013

Bigeye tuna

Pacific nations alarmed by tuna overfishing

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Pacific island nations and environmentalists raised an alarm Sunday over destructive fishing methods and overfishing that they say are threatening bigeye tuna — the fish popular among sushi lovers worldwide.

12/02/2012

Plan to raze Santa Monica trailer park up for vote

With the City Council scheduled to give final approval to an ordinance allowing a modest trailer park to be replaced with hundreds of high-end condos and apartments, a six-year battle over the future of some of this beachfront city’s last inexpensive housing may be coming to an end.

11/27/2012

4.2-magnitude quake reported off Ore.-Calif. coast

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A 4.2-magnitude earthquake was reported Wednesday morning in the Pacific Ocean about 140 miles off the coast of Oregon and California. The U.S. Geological Survey said it struck at a depth […]

11/07/2012

US hits 4 targets in Pacific missile defense test

  HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. military intercepted four out of five targets over the Pacific Ocean in the largest and most complex test of the nation’s ballistic missile defense system, the Missile Defense Agency […]

10/26/2012

Rescued sea turtle released off San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) – A 150-pound sea turtle rescued from the Oregon coastline has been returned to the sea off San Diego. City News Service says the green sea turtle, named Koa, released into the […]

10/18/2012

Strong earthquake rocks eastern Indonesia

  JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake has jolted parts of eastern Indonesia, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Indonesia’s meteorology and geophysics agency said there was no danger of […]

10/11/2012

Philly teen who drowned among 19 Carnegie Heroes

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Philadelphia teenager who drowned trying to save a friend in the tidal currents of the Delaware River was one of 19 people honored with Carnegie medals for heroism on Thursday. William […]

09/20/2012

Unmanned US military hypersonic craft failed

(AP) – An unmanned experimental aircraft failed during an attempt to fly at six times the speed of sound in the latest setback for hypersonic flight. The X-51A Waverider was designed to reach Mach 6, […]

08/15/2012

19 tons of pot dumped at sea near US-Mexico border

(AP) – The U.S. Navy says an aircraft carrier group recovered about 19 tons of marijuana dumped from small boats in the Pacific Ocean near California’s border with Mexico. The Navy said Tuesday that two […]

06/19/2012

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