Panama isle is nerve center for climate researchers

Barro Colorado is probably the most studied tropical forest in the world and has given scientists many ideas about how forests work in other parts of the world.

France calls off search for MH370 wreckage off Reunion

France on Monday said it was calling off the hunt for wreckage from missing flight MH370 after 10 days of air and sea searches off its Indian Ocean territory of Reunion yielded no results.

Thousands evacuated as Taiwan readies for biggest typhoon of 201

The strongest typhoon of the year was bearing down on Taiwan`s east coast Thursday, forcing the evacuation of more than 2,000 from outlying islands popular with tourists. 

Thousands urged to evacuate as Typhoon Nangka hits Japan

Powerful Typhoon Nangka was barrelling towards the Japanese mainland early on Friday after killing at least two people on the island of Shikoku as authorities urged more than 350,000 residents to evacuate.

Beijing asks US to scale down naval, air activities in South China Sea

Beijing has reportedly urged the United States military to scale down its naval and air activities in the South China Sea and stick to its stand of not taking sides in territorial disputes in order to maintain peace and stability in the region.

Pentagon chief urges China to stop island building

 US Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter has called on Beijing to stop building artificial islands in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, as he hosted a top Chinese general.

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie to buy island

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie to buy island

Actor Brad Pitt and his wife Angelina Jolie are reportedly set to buy their own island, Gaia, in Greece, for $4.7 million.

Last days for ship that links St Helena to the world

Recalling a bygone era of stately passenger liners and quaint colonial traditions, the RMS St Helena is making its last journeys before weekly flights to the far-flung South Atlantic island are introduced.

Mountaineer Anshu Jamsenpa set to create Guinness record

Mountaineer Anshu Jamsenpa set to create Guinness record

Arunachalee Everester Anshu Jamsenpa is all set to create a Guinness record by attempting to make double ascent of the world's highest peak Mount Everest in less than 10 days in her expedition for the fourth time, which was flagged off here on Tuesday.

A special programme on PM Modi's Mauritius trip

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday made a fervent plea for peaceful resolution of maritime issues and respect for international maritime rules and called for forming a strong grouping around the Indian Ocean.

French Montana, Khloe Kardashian's island vacation

French Montana, Khloe Kardashian's island vacation

Rapper French Montana and his on-and-off girlfriend Khloe Kardashian are reportedly holidaying together at an island.

Australians on Indonesia death row arrive on execution island

 Two Australian drug smugglers in Indonesia were transferred Wednesday to an island where they will be executed, as the Australian leader said his country was "revolted" by their looming deaths after frantic diplomatic efforts to save them.

New volcano island getting big in Japan

Famously crowded Japan is getting a bit more space as a newly-formed volcanic island just keeps on growing. 

Volcanic eruption creates new island in Tonga

Volcanic eruption creates new island in Tonga

A volcanic eruption in Tonga has created a new substantial island since it began erupting last month.

Somalia forces, Shebab in fierce fight over strategic island

Somalia`s al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab rebels on Saturday launched a major offensive against a strategic island in the south of the country, causing heavy casualties, witnesses said.

Asylum-seekers kept at sea by Australia to seek compensation

A group of 157 asylum-seekers held for weeks on the high seas on an Australian customs vessel will seek compensation for their treatment, their lawyers said Monday.

Alcatraz, an island of no escape

Rama Sreekant tells you about her bone-chilling experience at the island of Alcatraz, an icon of American criminal culture and history

Australia denies "offensive" accusations Sri Lanka asylum seekers ill-treated

Australia on Wednesday rejected accusations of mistreatment by Sri Lankan asylum seekers returned to the island nation, saying the move sent a strong message to those thinking of following in their footsteps.

Series of quakes strike off South Pacific islands: USGS

A strong 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the South Pacific islands of Wallis and Futuna in the early hours today, following another powerful earthquake off Tonga.

South Korea holds island live-fire drill, ignores Japan protest

The South Korean navy held a rare live-fire drill near a set of disputed islands on Friday, brushing off angry protests from co-claimant Japan, which called the exercises "deplorable".