Atlantic Ocean gobbled Earth`s missing heat: Study

Presenting a new theory about where the Earth`s missing heat finally disappeared, a new research says a natural climate cycle in the north Atlantic Ocean may have gobbled the Earth`s extra heat.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

El Nino leads to higher food inflation? Not necessarily: UBS

Forecasts of 2014 being an El Nino year have caused concerns around its impact on monsoons, thereby on agri output and thus food inflation, though this theory sounds "logical" it is not necessarily going to follow the same pattern this year though, says a UBS research report.

Dolphins originated 6 million years earlier than thought

Dolphins may have been swimming the Earth`s oceans for six million years longer than previously thought and they might have had their origins in the Pacific Ocean, a new study suggests.

Earthquake of 6.6 magnitude deep in Pacific Ocean south of Fiji: USGS

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 struck in the Pacific Ocean on Sunday deep in the ocean about 328 miles (525 km) south of Suva, Fiji, the US Geological Survey said.

India taking part in Western Pacific Naval meet in China

India and over 140 other countries are taking part in a biennial conference of the Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS) which opened in the eastern Chinese port of Qingdao today.

UN weather agency warns of `El Nino` this year

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

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

100 tonnes of contaminated water leaked: Fukushima operator

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.