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Lost tectonic plate Resurrection has been 'found' under the Pacific Ocean
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Lost tectonic plate Resurrection has been 'found' under the Pacific Ocean

The researchers think that this lost plate was responsible for the link between the ancient Pacific Ocean and North America.

Heat wave called 'The blob' kills off around one million birds in the Pacific ocean
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Heat wave called 'The blob' kills off around one million birds in the Pacific ocean

The heatwave lasted around 700 days from 2014 to 2016 and effected water temperature and food webs.

His Dark Materials: Decoding the linguistic origins of Philip Pullman's fantasy world
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His Dark Materials: Decoding the linguistic origins of Philip Pullman's fantasy world

The most important literary source for His Dark Materials is John Milton’s Paradise Lost, a poem which has held a lifelong fascination for Pullman and which provides both the metaphorical and literal Dark Materials for Pullman’s cosmology

Global warming: October 2019 might have been second-hottest month in the second-hottest year on record
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Global warming: October 2019 might have been second-hottest month in the second-hottest year on record

The report comes after numerous similar studies of monthly global temperatures that show Earth's climate has warmed steadily.

Underwater annihilation: Purple sea urchin swarm wreaks havoc along US West Coast
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Underwater annihilation: Purple sea urchin swarm wreaks havoc along US West Coast

The explosion of sea urchins is the latest symptom of a marine ecosystem that’s out of whack in the Pacific Northwest.

6.1 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia's East Java province; no casualties, property damage reported
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6.1 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia's East Java province; no casualties, property damage reported

Indonesia is situated on the 'Ring of Fire', an area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean which is vulnerable to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

Powerful typhoon Faxai approaches Tokyo; trains suspended, evacuation warning issued to thousands
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Powerful typhoon Faxai approaches Tokyo; trains suspended, evacuation warning issued to thousands

Typhoon Faxai, upgraded to a 'very strong' storm with potentially record winds and rain, battered the Tokyo region late Sunday, sparking evacuation warnings to tens of thousands and fears of transport disruption

California boat fire: 34 missing after blaze near Santa Cruz island; Coast Guard calls off rescue ops
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California boat fire: 34 missing after blaze near Santa Cruz island; Coast Guard calls off rescue ops

Flames roared through a boat of sleeping scuba divers so quickly that it appears none of the 34 people below deck could escape, authorities said Tuesday

California boat fire: 25 dead, nine missing after blaze on vessel near Santa Cruz island, says Coast Guard
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California boat fire: 25 dead, nine missing after blaze on vessel near Santa Cruz island, says Coast Guard

At least 25 people were confirmed dead and nine others still missing after a tragic boat fire early Monday near an island off the Southern California coast.

First solar eclipse of 2019 will plunge South America into 10,000 km of darkness
India

First solar eclipse of 2019 will plunge South America into 10,000 km of darkness

it will be visible from the Pacific Ocean, Chile and Argentina but it can't be viewed from the Indian subcontinent.

New Zealand withdraws tsunami alert soon after earthquake of magnitude 7.2; authorities warn of 'minor sea level fluctuations'
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New Zealand withdraws tsunami alert soon after earthquake of magnitude 7.2; authorities warn of 'minor sea level fluctuations'

The Kermadec Islands of New Zealand, struck by a strong earthquake, are the peaks of volcanoes, some active, that rise above sea level and are often rocked by strong tremors.

India notifies tax info exchange pact with Marshall Islands, enables bilateral sharing of banking information
Business

India notifies tax info exchange pact with Marshall Islands, enables bilateral sharing of banking information

The TIEA for exchange of information with respect to taxes was signed on 18 March, 2016 at Majuro, the Capital of the Marshall Islands. India notified the TIEA on 21 May, 2019

Dive to discover new species in world's deepest oceanic trench also finds plastic
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Dive to discover new species in world's deepest oceanic trench also finds plastic

The dive to Mariana was only the third time people have reached the ocean's extreme depths.

Explorer plans to trace flow of plastic along 10 rivers leading to Pacific garbage patch
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Explorer plans to trace flow of plastic along 10 rivers leading to Pacific garbage patch

He was inspired by findings from a 2018 study: 80% of the world's ocean plastic comes from 10 rivers.

IMD sees 'robust and healthy' monsoon this year provided there isn't 'surprise' El Nino phenomenon
India

IMD sees 'robust and healthy' monsoon this year provided there isn't 'surprise' El Nino phenomenon

India’s 263 million farmers wait for monsoon rains to plant crops such as rice, cane, corn, cotton and soybean because nearly half of the country’s farmland lacks irrigation.

Solar-powered Pacific cleanup project has not picked up any plastic in 3 months
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Solar-powered Pacific cleanup project has not picked up any plastic in 3 months

The plastic barrier is intended to act like a coastline, trapping about 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic

Earthquake of 7.5 magnitude hits New Caledonia in Pacific Ocean; no damage reported, authorities withdraw tsunami warning
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Earthquake of 7.5 magnitude hits New Caledonia in Pacific Ocean; no damage reported, authorities withdraw tsunami warning

A powerful earthquake that struck in the southern Pacific Ocean on Wednesday sent jitters around the region after authorities warned of possible tsunamis, but there were no initial reports of destructive waves or major damage.

Monster typhoon Mangkhut slams into northeastern coast of Philippines; more than 5 million people at risk
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Monster typhoon Mangkhut slams into northeastern coast of Philippines; more than 5 million people at risk

Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into the country's northeastern coast early Saturday, with witnesses saying the storm's ferocious wind and blinding rain ripped off tin roof sheets and knocked out power at the start of the onslaught.

World's largest patch of plastic in Pacific to be cleaned up in a massive effort
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World's largest patch of plastic in Pacific to be cleaned up in a massive effort

The effort aims to remove 50 percent of the 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch' over five years.

INS Sahyadri enters Australia's Port of Darwin for KAKADU exercise, to take part in multilateral maritime drill
India

INS Sahyadri enters Australia's Port of Darwin for KAKADU exercise, to take part in multilateral maritime drill

Indian Naval Ship Sahyadri entered the Port of Darwin, Australia, yesterday to take part in a multilateral maritime exercise, the Indian Navy said in a statement