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China's 'friendship' in the Pacific draws thanks and suspicions

Part-way between Guam and Hawaii, Beijing is not laying claim to sovereignty over Pohnpei island but is aiming to win new friends in the government.

Monday, 18 February, 2013, 8:47am 1 comment

Japanese scientists film deep-sea giant squid

Scientists and broadcasters said yesterday they have captured footage of an elusive giant squid roaming the depths of the Pacific Ocean, showing it in its natural habitat for the first time.

8 Jan 2013 - 4:20am

Short Science, January 6, 2013

The frequency and volatility of El Nino, a weather pattern that hammers the tropical Pacific Ocean every five years or so, does not seem linked to climate change, US research shows. 

6 Jan 2013 - 4:57am

Nautilus Minerals drops underwater goldmine plans

A London-listed company's plans to create the world's first underwater goldmine on the Pacific seabed have hit the rocks. Nautilus Minerals' problems come as China and Russia's duel for riches at the bottom of the ocean intensifies.

3 Jan 2013 - 6:08am

Greenpeace films Asian 'laundering' of tuna

Fishing vessels registered in the Philippines, Indonesia and Cambodia have been filmed "laundering" illegally caught tuna, environment activist group Greenpeace International said yesterday.

16 Nov 2012 - 3:58am

Vicente strikes HK

Typhoon Vicente was the second storm to shut down the city this year. It was strong enough for the Observatory to issue the No 10 hurricane signal for almost three hours early yesterday morning.

It was the first time that the No 10 signal was hoisted since Typhoon York in 1999.

25 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Pylons bolstered to cope with super typhoons

The city's ageing electricity pylons will not withstand super typhoons that are increasingly likely to strike the city amid climate change, according to CLP, which yesterday briefed the media on measures to strengthen the structures.

20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Container firms cut Pacific routes as fuel costs rise

Higher fuel costs, increased competition and lower revenues have taken their toll on niche container shipping companies operating transpacific services between Asia and North America.

15 Aug 2011 - 12:00am