Showing posts with label Pacific Ocean. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pacific Ocean. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

El Niño blamed for sea snake found on S. California beach

For the first time in 30 years or so, a poisonous sea snake was found on a Southern California beach, drawn far north of its usual habitat by what experts think are the warming ocean waters caused by El Niño.

Typhoon kills 10, injures 5 in Philippines

At least 10 people were killed and five others injured as typhoon Koppu, locally named Lando, lashed the northern Philippines for the second day, the government reported Monday night.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

23,000 flee Typhoon Koppu’s advance

A teenager was crushed to death as powerful Typhoon Koppu tore down trees and houses and unleashed landslides and floods across a wide swath of the Philippines on Sunday, forcing thousands to flee.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Philippines Starts Evacuation as Typhoon Lando (Koppu) Approaches

Waves may reach up to 14 meters in open sea and heavy rains and flooding should be expected.

 The Philippines is starting to evacuate residents of the Aurora Province in the Central Luzon region as typhoon Lando (Koppu) approaches.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

El Niño strengthening (NASA)

El Niño is strengthening and it looks a lot like the strong event that occurred in 1997–98, the latest analyses from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and from NASA has confirmed.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

South Africa greets spring with a heatwave

Southern hemisphere heatwaves are back with us and the South African Weather Service has issued a heatwave warning for the north of the country.

Panama Canal expansion set for 2016 finish

Builders working on an expansion of the Panama Canal said Tuesday they planned to have the refit completed by April 2016 despite the discovery of water leakage from fissures in one of the locks.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Japan’s unmanned cargo ship plunges back to Earth after successful ISS mission

A Japanese unmanned cargo ship plunged into the atmosphere over the South Pacific early Wednesday after completing a supply mission to the International Space Station (ISS), the Japanese space agency said.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Southern Ocean absorbing more CO2 than thought

The Southern Ocean has recovered its ability to suck vast amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, overturning fears the natural"sink"had stalled with dire consequences for future climate change.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Fried batteries delay solar plane's journey until 2016

The team behind the record-breaking Solar Impulse 2 have said the next leg of the plane's historic round-the-world flight attempt will be delayed until next year.

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Unseasonal storm wreaks havoc in Marshalls

 Residents in the Marshall Islands capital Majuro attempted a clean up Saturday after a powerful storm damaged houses and smashed boats while another unseasonal typhoon brewed nearby.

Solar Impulse lands in Hawaii. The next leg of the flight will be from Honolulu to Phoenix, Arizona.

Solar Impulse 2 (SI2), the first solar-powered aircraft in an attempt to fly around the world, safely landed at Kalaeloa Airport in Honolulu, Hawaii, at 5:51 a.m. local time (1551 GMT), Friday after 118-hour non-stop flight over Pacific.

Friday, July 03, 2015

Solar plane smashes solo flight record over Pacific

An aircraft attempting to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the sun's energy has broken a world record for the longest non-stop solo flight, the project team said.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Solar plane is heading for Hawaii

A solar-powered plane attempting to circumnavigate the globe without fuel has taken off from Japan after an unscheduled, month-long stop.

Friday, June 19, 2015

TEPCO recognizes need for tsunami measures in 2008

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) was aware of the need to take anti-tsunami measures for Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in 2008, proving the nuclear disaster was a clearly man-made disaster, lawyers for plaintiffs in an ongoing damages suit said Thursday.

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Solar Impulse to be stuck for a week in Japan for repairs

Solar Impulse 2 will be stuck in Japan for at least a week, its pilot has said, after sustaining damage to its delicate wing while on the ground.

Monday, June 01, 2015

Pacific storms ground solar plane on round-the-world trip

Solar Impulse 2 has been forced to delay its landmark crossing of the Pacific Ocean by making an unscheduled stop in the Japanese city of Nagoya on Monday due to bad weather on its planned route to Hawaii.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Solar plane soars above Pacific Ocean

The revolutionary Solar Impulse 2 aircraft has taken off for a six-day flight over the Pacific Ocean, the most ambitious leg of its quest to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the sun.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Earthquake hit Alaska was 7.0 magnitude not 6.8 (USGS)

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 struck off the southwest coast of Alaska late on Thursday, the US Geological Survey reported.

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