Tropical Cyclone Imelda gaining strength in Indian Ocean

Tropical Cyclone Imelda gaining strength in Indian Ocean

Tropical Cyclone Imelda is spinning in the open waters of the Southern Indian Ocean moving in west-southwestern direction. According to latest report by Joint typhoon Warning Center (JTWC, Tropical Cyclone Imelda is located approximately 650 nm north-northeast of La

Tropical Cyclone 21S formed in Indian Ocean

Tropical Cyclone 21S formed in Indian Ocean

New tropical disturbance is taking shape in waters of Indian Ocean. According to latest report by Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), Tropical Cyclone 21S is located approximately 335 nm south- southwest of Diego Garcia, and is moving south-westward at speed of 11

Ancient micro-continent found under the Indian Ocean

Ancient micro-continent found under the Indian Ocean

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found evidence of an ancient micro-continent buried beneath the Indian Ocean which formed in the last 16 millions years. This ancient precambrian continent, named Mauritia, extends more than 1500 km in length from the

Indian Ocean tsunami alert system to be tested on Oct 12

Indian Ocean tsunami alert system to be tested on Oct 12

Nearly two dozen countries next Wednesday will take part in a full-scale test of the Indian Ocean’s tsunami alert system, using the 2004 Sumatra quake as the basis for the exercise. Exercise IOWAVE 11 will re-enact the seismic events of December 26, 2004, simulating a

Air pollution is stunting India’s monsoon

Air pollution is stunting India’s monsoon

India has been drying out for half a century, and air pollution thousands of kilometres away is partly to blame. The monsoon has been weakening since the 1950s. Indian air pollution has been blamed, but now it seems that emissions further afield are also a factor.The

New coral map ranks reefs most at risk

New coral map ranks reefs most at risk

The world’s coral reefs face a multitude of threats, from rising ocean temperatures to overfishing. A new map aimed at aiding coral conservation has been developed that points out the reefs that are most and least at risk.The map, and the study that led to it, say