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

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Russia approves program to develop Far East, Baikal region

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday signed a decree to approve a state program to develop its Far East and the Baikal region.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Panama canal expansion officially opens Sunday

The Panama Canal looks to shore up its "relevancy" on June 26, with the official opening of a new set of locks that will allow super-sized cargo ships to use the passageway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

The Panama Canal Authority welcomes the first super-sized ship through the $5.4 billion deeper, wider set of locks on Sunday, which are expected to double the cargo capacity of the canal of the 100-year-old manmade shipping route.

The nine-year project to expand the canal is expected to shift and improve trade both to the United States and around the world, because larger ships will now be able to more easily travel between the Atlantic and Pacific, and was considered essential to keeping the canal relevant, representatives of the authority said...
  [upi.com]
25/6/16
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Thursday, June 23, 2016

US cargo ship completes 5th space station resupply mission

A U.S. commercial cargo ship filled with trash from the International Space Station on Wednesday reentered Earth's atmosphere and burned up as planned over the Pacific Ocean.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Japan urged to give true picture of Fukushima nuclear leak

China has again urged the Japanese government to give an honest explanation of the Fukushima nuclear leak incident and its impact on the environment as soon as possible.

Saturday, June 04, 2016

China voices concern over impact of Fukushima nuclear leak

China is highly concerned about the consequences of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident and has asked the Japanese government to carry out timely follow-up measures, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Friday.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Alrededor del mundo : Avión solar llega a Phoenix

Un avión impulsado por la luz del sol llegó a un suburbio de Phoenix, Arizona, después de completer el más reciente tramo de su viaje alrededor del mundo.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Solar Impulse 2 resumes round-the-world flight

The Solar Impulse 2 resumed its record-breaking quest Thursday to circle the globe without consuming a drop of fuel, taking advantage of improved weather to take off from Hawaii.

Friday, April 01, 2016

Solar Impulse 2 va reprendre son tour du monde le 15 avril depuis Hawaï

L'avion solaire Solar Impulse 2 devrait reprendre son tour du monde le 15 avril en quittant Hawaï, si les conditions climatiques le permettent, pour se diriger vers le continent nord-américain, a indiqué jeudi à l'AFP une porte-parole de l'organisation.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

TEPCO gains approval to begin freezing ice wall around Fukushima's battered reactors

Japan's nuclear regulator on Wednesday green-lit a plan for the embattled operator of the disaster-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant in the northeast to start freezing soil around its battered reactor buildings, in a bid to reduce the massive amounts of radioactive water accumulating in the buildings.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Russia’s Progress resupply vehicle to fly autonomously as space lab

Russia’s Progress M-29M cargo spacecraft will undock from the International Space Station (ISS) on March 29 after which will fly autonomously for about a week as a scientific laboratory, the Mission Control Center (MCC) outside Moscow told TASS on Monday.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

People evacuated after Mount Egon volcano in Indonesia erupts

MORE than 1,200 people have been evacuated from their homes to escape a gurgling volcano in eastern Indonesia spewing clouds of ash and toxic gas into the air.

Monday, January 18, 2016

SpaceX Rocket Landing on Ocean Platform Fails

An unmanned U.S. rocket placed a $180 million climate-monitoring satellite into orbit Sunday, but then failed in an attempt to return to a platform floating in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California.

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Friday, November 06, 2015

Nicaragua gives green light to canal project

Nicaragua on Thursday announced approval of an environmental and social impact study on a new canal that will link the Pacific with the Atlantic, allowing the project to go ahead.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Powerful cyclone Chapala headed towards war-torn Yemen, warns UN

 A strong and rare tropical cyclone, named Chapala, is heading towards the southern coasts of Oman and Yemen and is expected to make landfall on the eastern provinces of Hadramout and Shabwa in war-torn Yemen early Tuesday, the United Nations warned today.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Rare tropical cyclone: Yemen, Oman expect eight years of rain in two days as Chapala forms in Arabian Sea

A rare intense tropical cyclone has formed in the Arabian Sea and is forecast to dump eight years of rain in about 48 hours on typically arid regions of the Arabian Peninsula.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Half mln killed in Asia-Pacific disasters in 2005-2014 (UN)

From 2005 to 2014, the Asia-Pacific region had 1,625 reported disaster events, leaving approximately 500,000 people dead, a United Nations report said on Tuesday.

Hurricane Patricia reportedly breaks records

WMO will examine whether Hurricane Patricia, which made landfall in Mexico on 24 October, set a new record as the most intense tropical cyclone in the Western Hemisphere.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Strong earthquake strikes off Vanuatu's coast (Depth 147 km, local time: 08:52)

A major 7.3-magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Vanuatu, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

EL News