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A New Age of Discovery

James Cameron | Posted 08.11.2013 | Science
James Cameron

We explored outward to the moon and outer space at the end of the 20th century, but we entered the 21st century managing to overlook this continent-size frontier right on our own planet.

What Lives At Bottom Of Mariana Trench?

| Posted 04.15.2013 | Science

By Jennifer Frazer The deepest, darkest, scariest place on the maps I loved pondering as a child was a crescent-shaped canyon in the western Pacific ...

WOW: Strange Sunless Realm Teems With Life

Reuters | Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle | Posted 05.19.2013 | Science

By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Microbes are thriving in surprising numbers at the deepest spot in the ocea...

Explorers Club Journeys to New Depths With World Record Diver

Megan Snedden | Posted 12.15.2012 | New York
Megan Snedden

In 1960, Don Walsh -- accompanied by fellow explorer Jacques Piccard -- became the first person to venture to the deepest part of the ocean, approximately 35,798 feet into the Mariana Trench located in the Western Pacific Ocean.

Scientists Explore The Ocean's Second-Deepest Trench

Posted 09.25.2012 | Green

By Katharine Gammon, OurAmazingPlanet Contributor: It's a familiar saying in the world of oceanography: Don't put anything over the side of the shi...

James Cameron: What's Next

Mera McGrew | Posted 08.19.2012 | Green
Mera McGrew

Cameron's achievements within exploration are a reminder that in an era of technological advancement there are still many new frontiers left to be explored.

Deep-Diving Submersible Puts U.S. Record At Risk

Posted 06.12.2012 | Science

By: Andrea Mustain, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer Published: 06/11/2012 03:26 PM EDT on OurAmazingPlanet China has announced that it is ready t...

James Cameron's Deep-Sea Dive To Debut On TV Channel

Posted 04.30.2012 | Science

By: OurAmazingPlanet Staff Published: 04/29/2012 12:12 PM EDT on OurAmazingPlanet Barely a month after filmmaker James Cameron piloted a newfang...

Deep-Sea Drilling Record Shattered By Research Vessel

AP | Posted 04.29.2012 | Science

TOKYO -- A Japanese deep-sea drilling probe has set a new world record for depth, reaching 7,740 meters (25,400 feet) below the sea surface, the resea...

LOOK: New Seafloor Photo Shows Eerie Deep-Sea Realm

Posted 04.09.2012 | Science

By: OurAmazingPlanet Staff Published: 04/07/2012 12:18 PM EDT on OurAmazingPlanet James Cameron's deep-diving team has been keeping busy. J...

James Cameron To Make 3-D Film Of His Deep Sea Dive

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.28.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — James Cameron will be one of the stars of his next big-screen adventure, a chronicle of the expedition on which he has made record...

WATCH: James Cameron Describes Record-Setting Dive

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2012 | Science

By Steve Gorman (Reuters) - Returning from humankind's first solo dive to the deepest spot in the ocean, filmmaker James Cameron said h...

James Cameron Completes Dive To Deepest Spot On Earth

AP | Posted 05.25.2012 | Science

HONOLULU — Hollywood icon James Cameron has completed his journey to Earth's deepest point. The director of "Titanic," "Avatar" and other films...

Cameron's Sub Makes Test Dive

AP | Posted 05.25.2012 | Science

HONOLULU — A submarine that will take "Titanic" director James Cameron to the Earth's deepest point has made a successful unmanned test dive. C...

Amazing Aquatic Drones Make Record-Setting Ocean 'Swim'

Posted 03.15.2012 | Science

By: InnovationNewsDaily Published: 03/13/2012 05:43 PM EDT on InnovationNewsDaily Oceangoing robots have broken a distance record by reaching Hawa...

Hollywood Director Plans Risky Plunge To Deep Ocean Floor

Posted 05.09.2012 | Science

By: Andrea Mustain Published: 03/08/2012 10:31 AM EST on OurAmazingPlanet Filmmaker and explorer James Cameron has unveiled plans to visit the d...

The Earth's Decade

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

This decade will be remembered and felt for its impact on Nature: the species that were saved and those that were lost; the heating of the planet; the forests cut down and those that continue to provide oxygen to our children's children.

Bush To Establish 3 Marine Monuments In Pacific, Largest Marine Conservation Effort Ever

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Parts of three remote and uninhabited Pacific island chains are being set aside by President George W. Bush as national monuments t...

Bush Plan For Marine Preserve Threatened By Cheney

Treehugger | Lloyd Alter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A few months back, environmentalists cheered President Bush's proposed creation of a vast Pacific marine preserve that included the area of the Marian...