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Hawaii's sheltered Duke Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki is the No. 1 beach in the United States in 2014, thanks to a safe, protected location with lots of amenities and Oahu's new no-smoking policy.
For the first time in 16 years, freshwater from the Colorado River has flowed into the Gulf of California.
Are you wondering if it's your imagination, or is there really an uptick in earthquakes? A Live Science analysis looks at recent earthquake activity.
The Bay Area could face a cluster of deadly earthquakes that delivers a series of rapid knockout punches.
The massive Wai'anae volcano that outlines half of Oahu is actually two volcanoes, not one. The discovery means Oahu once towered above the ocean with three volcanic peaks.
Images of Ka'ena volcano, discovered offshore of Oahu, the newest link in the Hawaiian volcanic chain.
Big earthquakes in Chile and Japan reveal that migrating series of small earthquakes could signal coming events, providing a means of earthquake prediction.
One of California's worst environmental disasters can literally move mountains and may even cause earthquakes.
The hybrid remotely operated vehicle (ROV) called Nereus has been tasked with exploring the deepest parts of the Earth's ocean where pressure can be as great as 16,000 pounds per square inch.
The origin of the mysterious reddish lighting above thunderstorms, known as atmospheric sprites, has long puzzled scientists, but they now have some idea how it forms.
Global sea level could rise between 10 to 13 feet if a relatively small mass of ice currently corking an Antarctic Ice Sheet were to melt with warming sea water.
New evidence uncovered at several spots along Alaska's scenic coastline reveals that many tsunamis have flooded the region's southern islands and fjords in the past several thousand years.
Icebergs tumbling into the ocean are the source of unusual "earthquakes" recorded at Alaskan glaciers.