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Pacfic Gyre, Hawaii Marine Reserve Expansion, President Obama and you heard it here first

Anna Wilding | Posted 08.30.2016 | DC
Anna Wilding

President Obama announced his plans today to expand the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii. This would make the Marine Reserve the largest in the world.

Market Mechanisms In The Paris Climate Agreement: International Linkage Under Article 6.2

Robert Stavins | Posted 08.30.2016 | Green
Robert Stavins

There are a substantial number of issues that negotiators will eventually need to address, and likewise, there are a set of questions that researchers (including within the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements) can begin to address now.

President Obama, Pacifc Gyre, Papahānaumokuākea reserve, you heard it here first

Anna Wilding | Posted 08.30.2016 | DC
Anna Wilding

President Obama announced his plans at the White House today to expand the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii. This would make the Marine Reserve the largest in the world.

A Flickering Truth: Saving Afghanistan's Forbidden Films

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 08.29.2016 | Arts
Sarah Illingworth

When director Pietra Brettkelly first visited Afghanistan in 2006, she was struck by the resilience of its people. During a return visit in 2012, she heard tell of a secret film archive, constructed during Taliban rule to protect the country's old films from being destroyed by the regime.

A Changing Media: Crisis Or Opportunity?

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 08.23.2016 | Media
Sarah Illingworth

The way in which truth and fact are conjured is once again evolving, and who and what qualifies as the media is being redefined.

Rochelle Bright On Bringing Daffodils To Life At Edinburgh Fringe

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 08.10.2016 | Arts
Sarah Illingworth

Rochelle Bright is a New Zealand-born playwright, swiftly earning a name for herself through the success of her breakout stage show Daffodils. The sho...

Rebuilding Christchurch, NZ Should Have Started With Its People

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 07.29.2016 | Impact
Sarah Illingworth

The 6.3 magnitude earthquake that hit Christchurch, New Zealand on February 22, 2011 left the city wrecked and its residents emotionally fraught. Havi...

Kristina Cavit Teaches Mindfulness To Those Who Need It Most

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 07.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sarah Illingworth

Classes are designed to help goers address a wide range of needs, from conflict resolution and stress reduction to developing empathy and compassion.

Off The Beaten Track: The Best Way To See New Zealand

Nicola Barnard | Posted 07.25.2016 | Travel
Nicola Barnard

New Zealand offers such incredible beauty -- from snowcapped mountains, glacial lakes, sweeping forest skylines, lush-green rainforests, glorious whit...

Man Quits Job To Become Full-Time 'Pokemon Go' Player

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 07.18.2016 | Weird News

Some people really need to catch ‘em all. A New Zealand man has quit his job to fully devote himself to hunting Pokemon. Tom Currie, 24, was working...

These Dogs Have Jobs Protecting Endangered Wildlife

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.14.2016 | Green

Visit the docks in Auckland, New Zealand, on any day of the week and you might just see Piri puttering around, clad in a smart orange vest and going a...

Idyllic Beach Now Public Thanks to a $1.7 Million Crowdfunding Campaign

Atlas Obscura | Posted 07.13.2016 | Travel
Atlas Obscura

New Zealand's crowdfunded beach becomes public park https://t.co/8n6zVfcTFq pic.twitter.com/frWaOeRoAn— FRANCE 24 (@FRANCE24) July 11, 2016 By Erik ...

15 Reasons We Should All Move To New Zealand If Donald Trump Becomes President

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 07.11.2016 | Travel

If there was ever a time to move to New Zealand, then November might be it. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently joked about m...

Watch A Kebab Shop Owner Stay Super Chill During An Armed Robbery

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 07.09.2016 | Crime

A kebab shop owner stayed incredibly calm during an armed robbery. Said Ahmed barely acknowledged the masked gunman who demanded cash after bursting i...

Where To Go On Honeymoon And When

Nicola Barnard | Posted 07.06.2016 | Travel
Nicola Barnard

Your honeymoon is probably the most important holiday you will take in your life -- and it is the perfect excuse to splash out and go somewhere really...

Cops Find Cocaine Worth $10 Million Stashed Inside Blinged Out Horse's Head

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 07.02.2016 | Crime

New Zealand made its biggest ever cocaine bust after finding $10 million worth of the drug stashed inside a diamante-encrusted sculpture of a horse's ...

Decriminalizing Prostitution In South Africa: A Recipe to Extinguish the Legacy of Sara Baartman

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 07.01.2016 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

Prostitution, one of the most brutal forms of male-perpetrated sexual abuse, is illegal in South Africa. While corrupt police are known to arrest and brutalize the women for loitering, buyers of sexual acts are rarely arrested.

Queenstown: New Zealand's Town For All Seasons

Nicola Barnard | Posted 06.29.2016 | Travel
Nicola Barnard

Well-known for its adventure activities and snow sports Queenstown is often overlooked in other seasons but has a lot to offer all-year round.

Hiking on Ice at Fox Glacier, New Zealand

Isabel Leong | Posted 06.23.2016 | Travel
Isabel Leong

You have no idea how much we were looking forward to paying a visit to the famed Fox Glacier while planning our South island New Zealand travels. If the idea of sitting on a helicopter and walking on ice doesn't keep you on the edge of your seat, what will?

Some Very Confused People Think Gardening Is Banned In New Zealand

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 06.21.2016 | Weird News

New Zealand can seem like a magical and perplexing place to North Americans. Are there like, hobbits and elves there? (Only sort of.) Do the toilets f...

How Deep Is It Really? A Visual Representation Of The Ocean's Depths

Sarah Caroline Bell | Posted 06.21.2016 | Green
Sarah Caroline Bell

We know it's deep, but it is hard to grasp the true depth of the ocean. This mystery makes it an appealing challenge for those who love exploring for...

How Travel Inspired Me To Change My Life

Nicola Barnard | Posted 06.17.2016 | Travel
Nicola Barnard

I trained to be a teacher back in 2012, but I am not a teacher -- instead the power of travel pulled me away from the only job I thought I would ever ...

Holy Guacamole! People In New Zealand Are Stealing Avocados

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 06.16.2016 | World

They're creamy. They're slightly mushy. They've been called "green gold." What are these mysterious gems? They're avocados. And New Zealanders are re...

Broken Promises - An Uphill Battle for Climate Justice... That We Just Might Win

This Planet | Posted 06.13.2016 | Green
This Planet

"The government doesn't work for corporations, it works for the people" - and here's how to remind them of that Photo: pixabay.com Imagine that yo...

Why Jimmy Carter is just plain wrong when it comes to sex work

Alison Bass | Posted 06.06.2016 | Crime
Alison Bass

Research shows that sex work is not inherently violent. Indoor sex workers, for instance, are much less likely than streetwalkers to encounter violence. One recent British study of 135 indoor prostitutes found that 78 percent of them never experienced any violence.