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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
With rapid development and a growing appetite for plastic, Asia is on track to become a major contributor to the vortexes of rubbish in the world's oceans, a marine conservation group has warned.
There are signs that Hong Kong could already be partly to blame for the pollution.11 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
Given Name: (Gloria) Tang Shi-wing Born: Shanghai, China Age: 19 Zodiac Sign: Leo Chinese Zodiac: Sheep
Project Kaisei: A non-profit organisation that focuses on the elimination of plastic waste in the ocean.
Inside the Plastic Vortex: A 3D display of plastic waste collected from the ocean.17 Sep 2010 - 12:00am
The Plastic Vortex is one of the great man-made environmental disasters, yet no one knew about it until 1997. Plastic waste, carried and trapped by currents in the North Pacific Ocean, accumulates over years and forms a floating patch 1,000 times the size of Hong Kong.26 May 2009 - 12:00am
Local students can compete for a place on the world's first expedition testing how to clean up a floating patch of plastic waste more than 1,000 times bigger than Hong Kong.23 May 2009 - 12:00am
Currents in the North Pacific Ocean move rubbish into calm seas, where it accumulates to form the Plastic Vortex. The North Pacific Subtropical Gyre is an oval-shaped vortex of air and water moving clockwise between the equator and 50?N latitude. Trash has been sucked into the centre of the vortex over the years.23 May 2009 - 12:00am
The so-called Plastic Vortex is one of today's great man-made environmental disasters, yet no one knew about it until 1997. The scale of the pollution is simply mind-boggling. Plastic waste, carried and trapped by currents in the North Pacific Ocean, accumulates over years and forms a floating patch 1,000 times the size of Hong Kong. Despite its size, it escaped detection for years.23 May 2009 - 12:00am
Island and Water Lily
Culture Club3 Feb 2009 - 12:00am