This isn't a bad news story. That's because over the past several decades a massive global network of sea turtle scientists, advocates, conservationists, and even lawyers has evolved to work day and night to bring them back.
The "Pacific pivot" of the United States is nothing new. At the same time, it doesn't really exist. And yet, even though it doesn't exist, this pivot is partly responsible for the escalation of tensions in and around the Korean peninsula.
Some small states have been able to overcome certain size-related challenges by achieving higher levels of such growth determinants as openness, education, and financial development. The key to achieving economic success may be to pursue policies that exploit their advantages and offset their disadvantages.
It's not entirely a hereditary aristocracy and hereditary serfs; but the circumstances, genes, and connections that a person is born with do have a marked impact in this country.
How to spend a day in Fiji: fresh fruit, picked from trees a few feet away from the table, for breakfast; then walk into the water and wait for something beautiful to happen. You won't be waiting long.
A recent report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta says that "marginally attached workers" - workers at the bottom of the U.S. employment econom...
After 14 years and with the help of hundreds of volunteers, the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska, will soon be home to a Pacific gray whale skeleton, the...
In reducing the overall risk of Arctic and Aleutian shipping, the glass is still perhaps one-quarter full, three-quarters empty. The system is far from secure.
These species and a host of other Pacific marine predators need to eat plenty of small fish to survive and thrive. In fact, to understand the well-being of an ocean ecosystem, one of the first steps is to measure the food supply upon which other larger species depend.
At Tongariki stands a line of giant Moai, one crowned with a massive stone headdress. The achievement of donning this fellow's hat might be compared with putting a man on Mars today.
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.
Somewhere between my unanswered prayers and the realization that I could not worship myself into happiness, my faith died. I stopped believing that God only loved me if I was happy and peaceful.
The Pacific Island Forum nations and their peoples have courageously stood up to the developed world and asked those countries to stop the overexploitation and thoughtless destruction of the ocean. Now it is time for the developed world to answer.
A 30-by-12-mile chunk of sea ice floating tens of miles offshore of mainland Alaska in the Chukchi Sea, one of the nation's emerging oil frontiers, may have interrupted exploration in this corner of the Arctic Ocean. But that floe and others are a welcome change for thousands of Pacific walrus.
After a particularly non-formal process of getting my passport stamped, I walked the approximately 100 feet to my hotel, ready to explore this little slice of geological, geographical wonder that is known as Tuvalu.
They remain just as abundant as they were decades ago. In other words, they appear to be resilient to the environmental changes that have occurred in the last few decades. Will they remain resilient in the future? It is anyone's guess.