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Russia says begins military exercises in Pacific islands also claimed by Japan

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 15:10

Russia began military exercises in the Kurile Islands in the Pacific Ocean, a Defence Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday, a move likely to anger Japan, which also lays claim to them.

Climate indicators show renewed signs of El Nino: Australia

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 10:59

The Pacific Ocean has warmed in the last two weeks, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology said on Tuesday, renewing signs of the development of an El Nino weather pattern.

NASA, US Navy complete recovery tests for Orion spacecraft

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 18:45

NASA and the US Navy have completed the second round of practice recoveries of the Orion spacecraft, which is designed to take humans to the Moon, asteroids and eventually to Mars.

Crash kills Pak-American teen pilot attempting world record

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 22:01

A 17-year-old Pakistani-origin boy, attempting to set a world record for an around-the-globe flight has died in a tragic crash over the Pacific Ocean while efforts are on to locate his father.

Cook Islands Prime Minister wins second term

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 11:28

Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna has won a second term in the small Pacific nation, although the main opposition party said Wednesday it planned to challenge the results.

Malabar wargames: India, Japan, US navies in the Pacific

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 09:35

Navies of India, the US and Japan will kick off their trilateral Malabar naval exercises in the Pacific Ocean from Thursday.

Peru says El Nino threat over, waters cooling and fish returning

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 06:01

The worst of the potentially disastrous weather pattern El Nino is now behind Peru and cooling sea temperatures are luring back schools of anchovy, the key ingredient in fishmeal, authorities said on Friday.

Study finds new hypothesis behind ice age caused 2.6 mn years ago

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 12:25

A new research has provided major latest theory that might explain the cause of ice age that covered large parts of the Northern Hemisphere 2.6 million years ago.

UN warns El Nino likely by end of year

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 14:55

The "El Nino" phenomenon, which sparks climate extremes around the globe, is likely to occur in the Pacific Ocean by the end of the year, the UN weather agency said on Thursday.

US to create world`s largest marine sanctuary in Pacific

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 03:24

US President Barack Obama Tuesday announced plans to create what could be the world`s largest marine sanctuary in the south-central Pacific Ocean to protect the ocean and its marine ecosystems. Obama announced his executive actions in a video message to those present at the "Our Ocean" conference hosted by the US State Department, which focused on sustainable fisheries, marine pollution, and ocean acidification.

Obama to enlarge US marine sanctuary: Report

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 12:10

President Barack Obama will on Tuesday announce plans to significantly expand a US sanctuary in the central Pacific Ocean in a move that could create the world`s largest such protected area, the Washington Post reported.

Trash concentration in ocean as dangerous as climatic change

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 11:26

Large concentrations of trash in the oceans, also known as "plastic soups", are as dangerous as climatic change, one of the experts in the field, Mike Moore said, Australian media reported.