Washington: Moses might not have parted the Red Sea, but a strong east wind that blew through the night could have pushed the waters back in the way described in biblical writings and the Quran, US researchers reported.

Computer simulations, part of a larger study on how winds affect water, show wind could push water back at a point where a river bent to merge with a coastal lagoon, the tea

This guide seeks to inform conservation practice in the tropical
Western Pacific, including the island states of Melanesia,
Micronesia and Polynesia, as well as Indonesia, the Philippines
and East Timor.

Coral reefs are in dramatic global decline, with seaweeds commonly replacing corals. It is unclear, however, whether seaweeds harm corals directly or colonize opportunistically following their decline and then suppress coral recruitment.

About 34 million years ago, the first major Antarctic ice sheets appeared, suggesting that major cooling had taken place; however, the global transition into this icehouse climate remains poorly constrained.

Lalomanu (Samoa): Grieving Samoans buried their dead in unmarked beachside graves on Thursday as the task of recovering bodies from villages destroyed by four tsunamis continued and an aftershock shook the region.

Samoa Villages Flattened By 20-Ft Waves

Apia (Samoa): A massive tsunami unleashed by a powerful earthquake flattened Samoan villages and swept cars and people out to sea, killing more than 100 people and leaving dozens missing on Wednesday. The death toll was expected to rise.

A powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake in the Pacific off American Samoa generated a tsunami, US government agencies said on Tuesday.

Sea level readings indicated a tsunami was generated in the Pacific, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre, a branch of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said.

Patterns of sea-surface warming and cooling in the tropical Pacific seem to be changing, as do the associated atmospheric effects. Increased global warming is implicated in these shifts in El Ni

A distinctly different type of El Ni

Alaskan Inuits, Australian aborigines and Pygmies from Cameroon have a message for a warming world: native traditions can be a potent weapon against climate change.

At a summit starting Monday in Anchorage, Alaska, some 400 indigenous people from 80 nations are gathering to hone this message in the hope that it can be a key part of international climate negotiations.