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Lawsuit Targets U.S. Military Plan To Bomb The Hell Out Of Tiny Pacific Islands

Civil Beat | Chris DAngelo | Posted 07.27.2016 | Green

Several community groups and national environmental nonprofits have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Navy to prevent bombing and other live-fire train...

Climate change and Pacific food systems: navigating a perfect storm

Bruce Campbell Ph.D. | Posted 06.09.2016 | Green
Bruce Campbell Ph.D.

This World Oceans Day, we must remember one of the most important things the Ocean offers us: food and sustenance. Yet climate change is set to wreak ...

Castaways Rescued After Spelling Out 'HELP' In Palm Fronds

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 04.09.2016 | Weird News

Three men stranded on a Pacific Island have been rescued after hatching resourceful plan that seems like it’s straight off of “Gilligan’s Island...

5 Essential Questions to Ask About the Zika Virus Before Accepting the Hype

Patti R. Rose | Posted 02.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Patti R. Rose

Asking questions about the Zika virus at this point is critical.

These Countries Have The Most To Lose If The Paris Climate Talks Fail

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 11.30.2015 | Science

Climate change may be the one thing that threatens everyone on Earth. But the peril is much more dire for people in some countries if negotiators fail...

Give Kids a Voice at Climate Talks

Samantha Cocco-Klein | Posted 11.16.2015 | Impact
Samantha Cocco-Klein

Climate change is increasingly understood as an issue of inter-generational justice, and it has become a truism that today's children will bear the br...

Why Calling Asian Americans a 'Model Minority' Glosses Over Crucial Issues

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Vivek Wadhwa

The "model minority" label makes things worse for large sections of these communities, because their needs are often overlooked or misunderstood and then rarely addressed in government programs and by social-service organizations. Lack of disaggregated data perpetuates this label.

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...

Pacific Islands Face Shortage Of Experts Needed To Fight Climate Change

Reuters | Catherine Wilson | Posted 02.10.2015 | Green

SYDNEY, Dec 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Many small Pacific Island states on the frontline of sea level rise and disaster threats are facing a ...

Necessity Defence for the Pacific: Canoe Flotilla in the World's Largest Coal Port

Aaron Packard | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green
Aaron Packard

That's because just four weeks after the People's Climate Mobilisations, on October 17, 30 Pacific Island "Climate Warriors" are going to paddle in canoes that they have built, into the oncoming path of coal ships in the world's largest coal port -- Newcastle, Australia.

Championing the Development Aspirations of Island States

Jose Graziano da Silva | Posted 10.29.2014 | World
Jose Graziano da Silva

Small Island Developing States share many similar social, economic and environmental challenges, including relatively small populations, limited land resources, vulnerability to natural disasters and external shocks, as well as high food import bills and an excessive dependence on foreign trade.

Reigniting a Passion for International Service

Carrie Hessler-Radelet | Posted 09.21.2014 | Impact
Carrie Hessler-Radelet

The Peace Corps has always been about igniting a passion for service. When it was created by President John F. Kennedy, it presented a model for international service that was so unique, so unprecedented, that many said it will never work.

Kiribati and Climate Change: The Fight You Don't Read About

Fenton Lutunatabua | Posted 09.06.2014 | Green
Fenton Lutunatabua

"Plagued by sea-level rise," "Besieged by the rising tide of climate change," and "Climate change destroys Pacific Island Nation" are the headlines you are most likely to stumble across. Sadly, this island nation, rose to fame as steadily as the level of seawater has been rising to consume their islands.

Climate Warriors of the Island Nation of Kiribati

Fenton Lutunatabua | Posted 07.20.2014 | Green
Fenton Lutunatabua

Throughout the Pacific, climate change is heightening the intensity of extreme weather events, driving sea levels up and exacerbating droughts. If that's not scary enough, if the world keeps burning fossil fuels as it currently intends to, this is just the beginning for Kiribati, and it can only get worse.

Devastation in Solomon Islands Illustrates the Rise of Climate Disasters

Trisha Kehaulani Watson | Posted 06.07.2014 | Green
Trisha Kehaulani Watson

We to stop calling this "climate change" and call it was it: climate disaster.

Asia's Best Islands

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Every year in our annual Readers' Choice Awards, we ask our fellow travelers to rate the world's best hotels, islands, airlines, and cruise lines. Here we present the top picks for beautiful Asian Islands. Agree? Disagree?

The Top 10 Islands in Australia & The Pacific

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 10.28.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Every year in our annual Readers' Choice Awards, we ask our fellow travelers to rate the world's best hotels, islands, airlines, and cruise lines. Here we present the top picks for beautiful Australian & Pacific Islands.

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.

Pacific Islands: Renaissance in Long-Overlooked Region?

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 12.17.2012 | World
Stephen P. Groff

The costs of providing small, disperse populations with basic health, education, energy, water supply and sanitation services are also high, and opportunities to increase government revenues seem few. But amidst this "sea" of challenges are glimmers of hope.

PHOTOS: Overwater Bliss

Islands | Posted 10.10.2012 | Travel
Islands

We've compiled our favorite bungalows here, perfect for a romantic getaway, dream honeymoon or just a luxurious vacation to truly bask in luxury.

PHOTOS: 5 Can't-Miss Scuba Spots

Smithsonian | Posted 08.04.2012 | Travel
Smithsonian

So we go, tanks and tubes and valves flowing with pressurized air, into the finest Scuba diving destinations in the world.

PHOTOS: Swimming With A Bumper Crop Of Humpback Whale Calves

Tony Wu | Posted 01.09.2012 | Travel
Tony Wu

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Terror Threat? Climate Change Shrinking Plants and Animals Part of Bigger Global Security Threat

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 12.19.2011 | Green
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

This week's announcement that climate change is shrinking plant and animal species and is likely to have a negative impact on human nutrition in the f...

Needed: A UN Special Representative on Climate Change and Security

Ambassador Marlene Moses | Posted 09.23.2011 | Green
Ambassador Marlene Moses

Climate change has transformed the world we live in. It is as big a threat to peace and security as nuclear proliferation or global terrorism. It brings hunger and disease, drought and deluge; in its wake will come the spread of deserts and a tide of refugees.

Branson Hears the Who? A Climate Change Poem With Thanks to Sir Richard Branson and the Great Dr. Seuss

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

In the heat of the day, with the very best crew, Sir Branson was flying quite far from the ground, when he heard a distinct, but a very small sound...