Super Typhoon Nepartak is no anomaly. Rising oceanic temperatures are intensifying major currents, which will result in hotter and stormier weather over the next one hundred years.
A global cooling event during the Jurassic Period was triggered by a volcanic event that altered the flow of warm waters from the equator to the North Pole Region. This caused very cold temperatures in the northern hemisphere for many millions of years.
Can climate change be good for penguins?! A new study suggests that at least one unusual species of the swimming birds found on the iconic Galapagos Islands might actually benefit from a changing world.
These 19-inch, flightless birds, the only penguins in the Northern Hemisphere, just might be better off as a result of wind and ocean current shifts in the last 30 years, a researcher says.
It's a red coastline in Southern California as hundreds of thousands of red tuna crabs invade beaches, brought to the region by warm ocean currents, officials said Wednesday.
Methane comes from a variety of sources, both natural and man-made. This includes methane-munching microbes that live in rocks in the deep sea, helping to control this potent greenhouse gas. But now new research shows that ocean currents may be hindering these critical methane-eating bacteria, thus contributing to global warming.
It seems that every day scientists are telling us how climate change is causing the Antarctic ice sheet to melt, threatening to raise sea levels and drive the region's iconic penguins into extinction. And now, it appears that Antarctica, which was already rapidly disappearing, is melting faster than ever before.
A fleet of icebergs is probably not to blame for abrupt episodes of cooling in the North Atlantic over the past 440,000 years, according to new research.
Strong ocean currents promote the release of the potent greenhouse gas methane in the Arctic, according to new research, shedding light on how they may contribute to climate change.
The Gulf Stream system, one of Earth's most important heat transport systems, is slower than ever before, and researchers warn that it may result in drastic climate impacts, according to a new study.
The El Niños are coming. A new study has found that the ocean is warming steadily, establishing conditions for rushes of harmful and nutrient-starved waters in the Pacific Ocean in the near-future.
They may be small, but sea monkeys, which are actually a type of shrimp, can move ocean currents with the same force that winds and tides do, according to a new study.
Experts have recently developed a new computer model that they hope will help them answer an important environmental mystery: "Who's to blame for the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?"
Ancient ocean currents, it turns out, manipulated the intensity and duration of ice ages, according to a new study published in the journal Science, solving a mystery that had long puzzled scientists.