• oil spill August 9, 2020 4:53 pm

    Mauritius Scrambles to Counter Oil Spill From Grounded Ship

    Anxious residents of the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius are stuffing fabric sacks with sugar cane leaves to create makeshift oil spill barriers as tons of fuel leak from a grounded ship.

  • Eric Hinton October 3, 2019 5:46 pm

    Jumping the Shark? Kiss Will Play for Them in the Ocean

    Having played nearly every corner of the Earth in a nearly 50-year career, the rock band Kiss is taking its show to a new place — under the sea, where they will perform for great white sharks and eight fans separated from them by a small submarine. As part of a promotion by Airbnb, the fans and Kiss will travel...

  • Donald Trump September 29, 2019 9:00 am

    Dark Skies: UN Meeting Reveals a World in a Really Bad Mood

    The planet is heating. Island nations are slipping away. A Pakistan-India nuclear war could be a “bloodbath.” Governments aren’t working together like they used to. Polarization is tearing us apart. Killing. Migration. Poverty. Corruption. Inequality. Sovereignty violations. Helplessness. Hopelessness. “The problems of our times are extraordinary,” Ibraham Mohamed Solih, president of the Maldives, an Indian Ocean island nation threatened by...

  • San Diego July 19, 2019 1:27 pm

    US Navy Launches Search for Missing Sailor in Arabian Sea After Reported ‘Overboard Incident'

    The United States Navy has launched a search for a missing active-duty sailor after a reported “overboard incident” onboard USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea.

  • Donald Trump March 27, 2019 12:30 pm

    Mozambique City Battled Climate Change, Then Came a Cyclone

    Long before Cyclone Idai roared in and tore apart Mozambique’s seaside city of Beira, the mayor dreamed of protecting his people from climate change. It would be a huge challenge. Large parts of the city of 500,000 residents are below sea level on a coastline that experts warn is one of the world’s most vulnerable to global warming’s rising waters....

  • Associated Press March 21, 2019 3:48 pm

    After Cyclone's Deadly Blow, Africa Now Has an Inland Ocean

    A week after Cyclone Idai hit coastal Mozambique and swept across the country to Zimbabwe, the death, damage and flooding continues in southern Africa, making it one of the most destructive natural disasters in the region’s recent history. Floodwaters are rushing across the plains of central Mozambique, submerging homes, villages and entire towns. The flooding has created a muddy inland...

  • The Associated Press March 6, 2019 12:55 pm

    Scientists Begin Quest to Explore Indian Ocean Depths

    Scientists have set off early Wednesday on a mission to explore the depths of the Indian Ocean, one of the planet’s last great unexplored frontiers. Here’s a look at what the Nekton Mission hopes to achieve and why the people of the Seychelles, the first stop on this three-year expedition, are excited about its launch. The expedition is led by...

  • China March 3, 2019 3:43 pm

    5 Years Later, Malaysia Open to Proposals to Resume MH370 Hunt

    Malaysia’s transport minister said Sunday that the government is open to new proposals from U.S. technology firm Ocean Infinity or any other companies to resume the hunt for Flight 370, as families of passengers marked the fifth anniversary of the jet’s mysterious disappearance. Ocean Infinity mounted a “no cure, no fee” search for the plane in the southern Indian Ocean...

  • Paris January 26, 2019 12:06 pm

    UN Warns Climate Change Impacts Security, US Ignores Link

    The U.N. system’s chief scientist on weather and climate warned Friday that climate change has “a multitude of security impacts” and is increasingly regarded as a national security threat — with global warming records broken in 20 of the last 22 years. The Maldives’ foreign minister, Abdulla Shahid, told a U.N. Security Council meeting on “the impacts of climate-related disasters...

  • Associated Press December 24, 2018 5:03 pm

    Rescuers Dig Through Rubble to Find Survivors After Tsunami Hits Indonesia

    At least 281 people were killed and more than 1,000 injured after a deadly tsunami hit Indonesian islands, killing more than 280 people on a busy holiday weekend.

  • head December 25, 2018 1:05 pm

    Rescuers Search for Indonesia Tsunami Victims as Death Toll Hits 429

    The death toll from the tsunami that hit Indonesian islands without warning Saturday night has passed 420 with more than 1,400 people injured. Thousands of people were left homeless when the waves smashed homes on coastal areas of western Java and southern Sumatra. Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said the death toll had climbed to 429 on Tuesday and...

  • Associated Press December 26, 2018 7:51 pm

    Hundreds Dead After Tsunami Strikes Indonesia

    Indonesia’s Meteorology, Geophysics and Climatology Agency asked people stay away from the coast after nearby volcano erupts raising fear of a new Tsunami.

  • head December 24, 2018 3:36 am

    Tsunami Triggered by Volcano Kills at Least 280 in Indonesia

    The deadly tsunami struck in the dark, without warning. At least 280 people were killed as waves smashed into houses, hotels and other beachside buildings Saturday night along Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, in a disaster that followed an eruption and possible landslide on Anak Krakatau, one of the world’s most infamous volcanic islands. Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said the...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation December 4, 2018 9:00 pm

    Bush's State Funeral Follows Generations of Tradition

    Former President George H.W. Bush’s state funeral encompasses four days of events, from his arrival in Washington to his burial in Texas on Thursday. The guidelines for state funerals date back to the mid-1800s and have been shaped over time. Seating arrangements, for example, are detailed with precision, with the presidential party followed by chiefs of state, arranged alphabetically by...

  • Donald Trump December 2, 2018 4:45 pm

    From Bush to Clinton, a Grace Note for the Ages

    A note left in the Oval Office from George H.W. Bush to Bill Clinton seeded a friendship that flowered in the decades since, to a point where Clinton said upon Bush’s death Friday : “I just loved him.”

  • The Associated Press October 2, 2018 8:02 pm

    Desperation Grows as Death Toll Soars From Indonesia Quake

    Trucks carrying food for desperate survivors of the earthquake on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island rolled in with a police escort Tuesday to guard against looters, while the death toll from the disaster soared past 1,200. Four days after the magnitude 7.5 earthquake and tsunami struck, supplies of food, water, fuel and medicine had yet to reach the hardest-hit areas outside Palu,...

  • Associated Press September 24, 2018 10:13 am

    Maldives' President Concedes Loss to Opposition Candidate

    Maldives strongman President Yameen Abdul Gayoom conceded that he lost Sunday’s election to his challenger, longtime lawmaker Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, in a speech broadcast live on television Monday. Speaking in the Maldives’ native language, Dhivehi, Gayoom congratulated Solih and said, “I know I have to step down now.” The concession and the results were a surprise to Maldives’ opposition, who...

  • The Associated Press September 21, 2018 10:22 pm

    Tanzania Leader Orders Arrests as Ferry Death Toll Over 130

    Hundreds of solemn people watched Friday as body after body was pulled from a capsized ferry that Tanzanian authorities said was badly overcrowded and upended in the final stretch before reaching shore. The death toll was above 130 but horrified witnesses feared that would rise as a second day of searching neared an end. “This is a great disaster for...

  • China July 31, 2018 11:28 am

    Malaysia's Civil Aviation Chief Quits Over Flight 370 Lapses

    Malaysia’s civil aviation chief said Tuesday he has resigned to take responsibility after an independent investigative report highlighted shortcomings in the air traffic control center during Flight 370’s disappearance four years ago. The report released Monday raised the possibility that the jet may have been hijacked even though there was no conclusive evidence of why the plane went off course...

  • China July 30, 2018 11:44 am

    MH370 Mystery: New Report Highlights Government Shortcomings

    A Malaysian-led independent investigation report released Monday, more than four years after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared, highlighted shortcomings in the government’s response and raised the possibility of “intervention by a third party.” The report, prepared by a 19-member international team, reiterated Malaysia’s assertion the plane was deliberately diverted and flown for over seven hours after severing communications. Chief investigator...

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