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The Hydrogen Bomb Reaches Retirement Age

Keith M. Parsons | Posted 01.06.2015 | Science
Keith M. Parsons

The hydrogen bomb turned sixty-two just the other day. The first one was exploded on November 1, 1952 at Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The event was called Ivy Mike. "Ivy" was the name of the test operation and "Mike" was the particular test.

Young Poet Explains The Essence Of Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.23.2014 | Arts

"When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations," John F. Kennedy proclaimed. "When power narrows the areas of man's co...

A Clarion Call From the Climate Change Frontline

Christopher Jorebon Loeak | Posted 11.18.2014 | Green
Christopher Jorebon Loeak

Out here in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, climate change has arrived. Lying just two meters above sea level, my atoll nation stands at the frontline in the battle against climate change.

Thanks To Shark Sanctuaries, We Get To Enjoy And Explore Scenes Like These

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.16.2014 | Green

This amazing creature is a whale shark. Up to about 40-feet long, whale sharks are the biggest fish in the world -- and it turns out their economic va...

UN Climate Summit: The Chance to Prove That We Are Climate Leaders

Christopher Jorebon Loeak | Posted 09.01.2014 | Green
Christopher Jorebon Loeak

The world has changed a lot since Copenhagen: the science has become more alarming; the impacts more severe; and the politics more potent. The world's two biggest polluters -- China and the United States -- have put energy and climate change at the heart of their bilateral relationship.

The Emotional and Psychological Trauma to Our People Can't Be Measured In Real Terms

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Lia Petridis Maiello

The Marshall islands were subjected to dozens of nuclear tests, carried out by the U.S. after 1945. According to the Associated Press, the island group filed suit in late April against each of the nine nuclear-armed powers in the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands.

Coral Loss, Water Supplies, Increased Temperatures Top Hawai'i and Pacific Region Concerns in 3rd U.S. National Climate Assessment

East-West Center | Posted 07.07.2014 | Hawaii
East-West Center

"Climate change is here, climate change is happening, and we have to do something about it," William Aila Jr., Chair of the Hawai'i Department of Land and Natural Resources, repeatedly emphasized during his opening remarks at a recent briefing.

Tiny Pacific Nation Sues World's Nuclear Powers Over Failure To Disarm

AP | CARA ANNA | Posted 04.25.2014 | World

NEW YORK (AP) — The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear-armed nations wit...

5 Flights of Fancy I'd Rather Not: On a Wing and a Prayer On the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 06.14.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

There are flights, many hours long, that pass in a daze as you slip into and out of somnolence, or get engrossed in a film or book. Then there are tho...

America's Peace Ship

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

Is there an emotional connection between the oceans and the pursuit of peace? For whatever reason, peace ships have been increasing in number over the past century.

Does Castaway's Tattoo Reveal His Religion?

R. Andrew Chesnut | Posted 04.21.2014 | Religion
R. Andrew Chesnut

Like so many other aspects of his story, the nature of the castaway's faith remains cloaked in mystery.

2014 Is Our Climate Moment

Christopher Jorebon Loeak | Posted 03.15.2014 | Green
Christopher Jorebon Loeak

Few leaders can say that the decisions taken in 2014 will play a big part in determining whether their country will still grace the world map at the end of this century. I can.

Litter from Indonesia -- Rubble in Paradise: Cleaning Up the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Garbage breeds everywhere -- old sneakers, crushed beer cans, plastic bottles, broken glass and plastic household items defile the ought-to-be pristine shores.

Island Nations Lead Where All Must Follow in a Looming Climate Crisis

Kelly Rigg | Posted 11.02.2013 | Green
Kelly Rigg

Whether the people of the Marshall Islands and many other Small Island States will ultimately be forced by climate change to leave their homes in search of higher and safer ground, depends largely on the actions we take -- the decisions that governments make -- in the next few years.

Dear Secretary Kerry, Join the Pacific Fight Against Climate Change

Christopher Jorebon Loeak | Posted 09.23.2013 | Green
Christopher Jorebon Loeak

Lying just six feet above the water some 2,000 miles south-west of Hawai'i, there is no doubt that the Marshall Islands stands at the front line. But our story here is quickly becoming the story of people everywhere.

Is This An Omen? | Posted 07.02.2013 | Green

For the tens of thousands of people who live in the Marshall Islands, a string of more than 1,000 low-lying islands and coral atolls in the North Paci...

U.S. Brands Failing the Sustainable Grade Just a Little Bit

Robert Hii | Posted 08.31.2013 | Green
Robert Hii

I read over the plea from the Marshall Islands asking citizens of the world, corporations and other governments to help stop global warming before their island nation goes underwater and wondered: Is it OK if we fail them just a little bit?

LOOK: NASA Captures Strange 'Blue Clouds' Above The Marshall Islands

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.08.2013 | Science

NASA photographer John Grant has captured a strange sight above the Marshall Islands in the Pacific. The odd blue clouds look like a unique aurora ...

Revealing Look At Threatened Reefs

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 07.30.2012 | Green

Underwater photos can often captivate viewers, offering a glimpse into the world below the ocean's surface. Reddit user "kwajajosh" shared these amazi...

Divers Embrace The Nuclear History Of Bikini Atoll

James M. Clash | Posted 07.12.2012 | Travel
James M. Clash

Far off in the Pacific Ocean, 200 feet below the surface, sit a dozen radioactive warships.

Nothing Is Immune to the Ocean

Brook Meakins | Posted 06.21.2012 | Green
Brook Meakins

Who pays for the increasing weather-related disasters? Where do we move if we are left with no choice but to leave our homes? Why does climate change deal its toughest blows to those that contribute to it the least?

When It Hits Home...

Mark Stege | Posted 04.22.2012 | Green
Mark Stege

Both my homes are now disappearing. Last week on Taroa, I saw that beaches have begun to creep inland and coconut trees have fallen sideways, the sandy soil beneath inundated by the expanding ocean.

Happy Savages

Robert Koehler | Posted 04.17.2012 | Chicago
Robert Koehler

Nuclear Savage is the story of what we did to the Marshall Islanders throughout the Cold War with our nuclear testing program.

Castaways Found On Pacific Atoll After 33 Days At Sea

Posted 11.29.2011 | Travel

Two men from the Pacific island of Kiribati who were adrift for 33 days at sea have turned up on the Namdrik Atoll, part of the Marshall Islands, some...

Photo Exhibit: Countries at U.N. Respond to Global Shark Conservation Challenge

Matt Rand | Posted 12.13.2011 | Green
Matt Rand

Leaders from the Bahamas, Colombia, the Maldives, the Marshall Islands, Mexico, and Micronesia pledged to develop shark sanctuaries totaling up to six million square kilometers.