Tag: Indian Ocean

    Rapid heating of Indian Ocean worsening cyclones – scientists
    15 Jun 2021

    India’s cyclone season is being made more intense by the rapidly heating Indian Ocean, scientists have warned. Last week India was battered by Cyclone Tauktae, an unusually strong cyclone in the Arabian Sea, resulting in widespread disruption, The Guardian states. From May 12-19, in the midst of the devastating second wave of the pandemic, the […]

    “Worst Marine Ecological Disaster”: explosion of the X-Press Pearl in Sri Lanka

    A cargo ship carrying chemicals caught fire and began to sink off the coast of Sri Lanka. As a result, microplastics and toxic chemicals have entered the Indian Ocean and the country’s beaches, NDTV reports. The container ship MV X-Press Pearl, registered in Singapore, carried several hundred tons of oil, 25 tons of nitric acid, […]