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UN weather agency warns of `El Nino` this year

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 22:32

The UN weather agency today warned there was a good chance of an "El Nino" climate phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean this year, bringing droughts and heavy rainfall to the rest of the world.

Seven missing as Japan tuna fishing boat catches fire: Reports

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 17:32

Seven crew from Japan and Indonesia were missing on Sunday after a Japanese tuna fishing boat caught fire in the Pacific, local media reported.

How debris of 2011 tsunami in Japan affected North Pacific ocean waters

Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 16:03

The amount of debris drifting after the tragic 2011 tsunami in Japan gave scientists Nikolai Maximenko and Jan Hafner a unique chance to learn about the effects of the ocean and wind on floating materials as they move across the North Pacific Ocean.

100 tonnes of contaminated water leaked: Fukushima operator

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 09:55

The operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant said on Thursday that 100 tonnes of contaminated water has leaked out of a holding tank but its unlikely the water has reached the sea.

El Salvador castaway vows will not return to sea

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 09:09

A fisherman from El Salvador who says he spent 13 months adrift in the Pacific Ocean, surviving on turtle blood and fish and birds caught with his bare hands, vowed he would not venture back out to sea as he left hospital on Tuesday.

Defunct Russian reconnaissance satellite may hit Earth today

Last Updated: Sunday, February 16, 2014, 12:51

Portions of Russia`s defunct Kosmos-1220 satellite might come crashing back to the planet on Sunday.

Scientists predict El Nino may make 2014 the hottest year ever

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 12:41

A new study suggests that 2014 might be the hottest year surpassing the previous record of 1998 due to El Nino event.

Strong Pacific trade winds keeping global surface warming under check

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014, 11:38

Researchers have claimed that strong Pacific trade winds have driven more of the heat from global warming into the oceans.

`Panama Canal expansion work suspended`

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 00:03

An international consortium in charge of widening the Panama Canal on Wednesday suspended work on the troubled project, canal administrator Jorge Quijano said.

More than 400 dead dolphins on north Peru coast

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 03:37

More than 400 dead dolphins were found last month on the Pacific Ocean beaches where twice that amount were encountered in 2012, Peruvian officials said.

World court awards Peru swathe of Chile`s fish-rich sea

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 08:05

Lima cried victory Monday after the UN`s top court handed it a wedge of sea under Chilean sovereignty, but Peruvian fishermen nevertheless said they gained nothing from the historic ruling.

Extreme El Nino events set to double as Earth warms

Last Updated: Monday, January 20, 2014, 11:58

Researchers have revealed that extreme weather events fuelled by unusually strong El Ninos are likely to double in number as Earth warms.