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Climate Change This Week: Climate Emergency, Pope Francis Inspires Divestment, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.28.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB - beautiful unique biodiversity, like this furry Javanese beetle, is ...

The World's Best (?) Beaches: Beach-Bumming on the Looney Front - Part 1

Mike Arkus | Posted 06.05.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Which is the world's best or most beautiful beach? Or the Top Ten best or most beautiful beaches? Or the Top 25? Or the Top 50? The fact that there a...

No Need for Scuba to See These Creatures of the Sea - Section III, All Aboard for Fish in Water: Animal Planet on the Looney Front, Part 15

Mike Arkus | Posted 04.03.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

You can indeed be a fish out of water to see fish - no need to scuba or snorkel as your boat glides effortlessly over the glassy surface of the most t...

Meet America's 'Hidden Minority'

www.civilbeat.com | Chad Blair | Posted 10.28.2015 | Hawaii

Eiken Elam Saimon burst into the First Congressional Church service carrying three guns. His first shot went into the ceiling. If he didn’t alrea...

Micronesians: The Untold Story of American Immigration

Honolulu Civil Beat | Chloe Fox | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics

She can’t be more than 6 or 7 years old, but she shows no hesitation when a reporter and photographer approach her outside her family’s tent in a ...

The Micronesians: An Untold Story Of American Immigration

www.civilbeat.com | Posted 10.14.2015 | Hawaii

First we nuked their islands and then we took control of the whole region. In exchange, Micronesians can move to the U.S. without restriction. And th...

At the Mercy of Mother Nature (and of Policies of Larger Nations)

President Peter Christian | Posted 12.14.2015 | Impact
President Peter Christian

Micronesia's geography puts us at the mercy of Mother Nature in some respects but, more and more, we are also at the mercy of the climate-change policies of larger, more industrialized nations.

This Island Nation Is a Global 'Hope Spot'

Wayne Sentman | Posted 06.09.2016 | Green
Wayne Sentman

Due to Palau's strong market for snorkel and scuba ecotourism, a single live reef shark is worth roughly US$1.9 million over its lifetime (compared with a value of US$108 for a dead shark). The designation of Palau's shark sanctuary fueled a global campaign, and today 10 other countries have followed suit, creating more than 4.9 million square miles of shark sanctuary.

Why Is No One Talking About This Technicolor Paradise?

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 04.28.2015 | Travel

About halfway between Hawaii and Australia, in the Pacific Ocean's warm blue waters, lies one of the world's best kept secrets. Comprised of 29 ato...

Deal on HFC Super-Pollutants Inches Forward

David Doniger | Posted 06.24.2015 | Green
David Doniger

The fallacy of the Saudi position is that none of the HFC phase-down proposals would require countries with hot climates to curb HFC use now.

4 Weird Facts About The World's Most Obscure Countries

Thrillist | Posted 06.02.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

Did you know that there's a country with Star Wars characters on its official currency? Or another that didn't celebrate the millennium until 2007? The world is indeed a crazy place, but even we didn't realize just how strange things could get.

Top Emerging Travel Hotspots for 2015

Gogobot | Posted 02.14.2015 | Travel
Gogobot

It is becoming ever easier to travel to remote pockets of the globe. Every year, emerging destinations brimming with travel potential rise in popularity, without the crazy crowds and tourist traps.

Indigenous Knowledge Leads a Worldwide Voyage

Adrian Kamalii | Posted 08.05.2014 | Hawaii
Adrian Kamalii

Reconnecting ourselves to our mother tongue, our chants and song, a conscientiousness of our socioeconomic and political standings have provided a cumulative movement of the strengthening of our indigeneity.

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.

Pack Your Trunks: Here Are 20 Perfect Trips For People Who Love Animals

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.06.2014 | Travel

You're probably a lot like us: dreaming of that perfect getaway where you can cuddle with pandas, kiss cows and sleep with sloths. Let's add in some s...

U.S. Military Drops Christmas Cheer Over Remote Islands

Posted 12.09.2013 | Good News

This week, hundreds of pallets of toys and holiday decorations will gently drift like snowflakes over some of the most remote Micronesian islands. ...

Calling Cougars, Crones and Women of a Certain Age

Darryle Pollack | Posted 11.03.2013 | Fifty
Darryle Pollack

For a large segment of women over 50, none of the wording fits: not just our age but the age we're living in. I think it's time to change the words to fit the changes in us.

Jellyswimming With Jellyfish In Palau

Jenny Block | Posted 04.17.2013 | Travel
Jenny Block

Palau's main draw, of course, is water. Or, more specifically, what's below the water. They boast some of the best diving in the world.

Walter and the King

David Witten | Posted 06.18.2012 | College
David Witten

The gregarious, 90-year-old Maestro Hautzig has met thousands of people in his many world-wide tours, and it seems that he stays in touch with all of them.

Small Pacific Island Turning To Waves For Electricity

Posted 01.12.2012 | Green

From EarthTechling's Pete Danko: Kosrae, one of the four Federated States of Micronesia out in the western Pacific, is aiming to get nearly all of ...

Seth Green Shares His Secrets of Financial Success as Unbroke Premieres

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andrea Chalupa

Green compares Unbroke to the Schoolhouse Rock shorts: funny and informative. "I'm concerned for all of America's youth who grew up watching My Super Sweet 16 and Cribs."

Turkey Should Not Be Given a Seat On United Nations Security Council

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harut Sassounian

Turkey is not qualified to serve on the U.N. Security Council, as it is a major violator of human rights and a threat to the peace and security of neighboring states. Its vote-buying efforts should be exposed.