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From the Pacific Islands to France: migration, hope and deceit in the rugby industry

The Conversation Global | Posted 10.22.2016 | Sports
The Conversation Global

The story depicts a young Wallisian man trying to make it in the world of rugby in France. 3 B Productions Niko Besnier, University of Amsterdam Fr...

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.

Pacific islanders Have The Best Reactions To Fiji's History-Making Gold Medal

Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson | Posted 08.12.2016 | Sports
Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson

Fiji just made a bit of history at the Olympics. They won their very first medal and it is gold in the rugby sevens against Great Britain with a final...

Around The World With The Sun

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 08.10.2016 | Impact
Joan Z. Shore

It will go down in the annals of aviation: A round-the-world flight without a drop of fuel. That was the amazing achievement of two Swiss pi...

Sauerkraut, Apple Strudel, Cowboys, Armadillos -- Howdy! We're in Texas!

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 05.01.2016 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

The tiny town of Fredericksburg certainly knows how to display its charming German heritage.

What Does the Paris Agreement Mean for the Pacific?

Colin Tukuitonga | Posted 12.18.2015 | Green
Colin Tukuitonga

As the gavel dropped and cheers erupted, history was made at COP21. For small Pacific Island nations this was a David and Goliath moment. Despite immense odds, the world made a commitment to seriously tackle climate change by adopting the Paris Agreement.

The Truth About Diego Garcia

David Vine | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics
David Vine

The truth about the U.S. military base on the British-controlled Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia is often hard to believe. It would be easy enough to confuse the real story with fictional accounts of the island found in the Transformers movies, on the television series 24, and in Internet conspiracy theories about the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Amelia Earhart Found? Not Everyone Agrees

Richard Bangs | Posted 01.07.2015 | Travel
Richard Bangs

All of TIGHAR artifacts can be quite easily proven to be nothing to do with Amelia Earhart, which is unsurprising considering that their theory makes no logical sense. Earhart's radio messages from just before she disappeared show clearly that she was in the general vicinity of her destination.

Aboard the Hokule'a: Sailboats, Small Islands and the Stewardship of Nature

Greg Stone | Posted 11.04.2014 | Green
Greg Stone

Hokule'a is a twin-hulled canoe, or vaka, based on the ancient design of open-ocean Polynesian voyaging canoes. Millennia ago, Polynesians sailed across thousands of miles of ocean and settled the many islands of the Pacific in canoes just like this.

Pacific Women Vendors Lead Change

UN Women | Posted 11.03.2014 | World
UN Women

The goal is to create accessible, inclusive and representative governance structures that will help markets thrive, while strengthening the role and influence of women vendors.

"It's Important for Youth to be Involved at the High Level"

UN Women | Posted 11.02.2014 | Impact
UN Women

Girls are getting education and employment opportunities in the Pacific, but they also face harassment within school and work environments, as well as other social issues like domestic violence. We need everyone on board.

Where Is Amelia Earhart's Plane?

Richard Bangs | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

After she flew the Atlantic solo in 1932, landing in a farmer's field in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, Amelia Earhart became the most famous woman in the world.

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.

Alissa Scheller

This Is How Your Plastic Bag Ends Up In Massive Ocean Garbage Patches | Alissa Scheller | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green

Ever heard of the Pacific garbage patch? It's one of several swirling trash zones in our oceans, and it's where a lot of our plastic litter ends up. W...

A Conversation With Scott Rogers

Kelly Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2014 | Hawaii
Kelly Mitchell

"Your dad makes shoes, you go into the shoe business. Your dad makes shows, you go into show business." -- Scott Rogers Scott Rogers was born into a...

We Must Avoid A Crimea-Type Conflict In the Pacific

Admiral Harry Harris | Posted 12.02.2014 | World
Admiral Harry Harris

Consider the current global tensions caused by one neighbor against another in the Crimean peninsula. It's imperative for every nation in the Pacific that we keep something like that from ever happening in this region of the world. All states, and especially major countries, must respect international law and not infringe upon the territorial integrity of their neighbors. We must resolve disputes through dialogue, forsaking unilateral actions and inflammatory rhetoric, to ensure Asia does not experience what we are seeing right now in Europe.

The Best Islands in the World

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 12.17.2013 | 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. Just in time for getting your mind off of fall, we present the best islands in the world.

A Forgotten Battle's Anniversary

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Though not often mentioned in the list of famous World War II battles in the Pacific, the Battle of Attu Island was indeed an important strategic victory for America and deserves to be remembered.

PHOTOS: An Earthly Paradise At The End Of The World

The Saturday Evening Post | Posted 05.09.2013 | Travel
The Saturday Evening Post

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.

Taste Test: Which Tomato Soup Should You Buy?

Kristen Aiken | Posted 06.06.2013 | Taste

The good, the bad and the downright disgusting.

Melville's Mysterious Marquesas Then And Now

Lorie Karnath | Posted 09.01.2012 | Travel
Lorie Karnath

Over the centuries the Marquesas' allure has proven particularly compelling to adventurers, artists, musicians and writers.

What Lies Ahead for the Modern Dragon?

Zachary K. Pearce | Posted 06.18.2012 | Books
Zachary K. Pearce

June Dreyer posits four scenarios for the future of China in her book. One can argue in favor of any of the scenarios she discusses. The intricacies of this topic will be salient to United States foreign policy making for years to come.

The Great "Pivot to Asia"

Eric Margolis | Posted 08.08.2012 | World
Eric Margolis

Just as the US sought to contain the Soviet Union during the Cold War by surrounding it with American allies and bases, so Washington plans to do with China.

WATCH: Ferocious Fish's Secret Weapon Revealed

| Jane J. Lee | Posted 02.27.2012 | Science

Since their introduction to the Atlantic Ocean in the 1980s, Pacific red lionfish (Pterois volitans) have gobbled up native Caribbean and western Atla...

Time Traveling In Samoa

Posted 12.27.2011 | Travel

Samoa's leap into the future has left the island nation's tourism industry shaking its head. The Pacific nation, which has traditionally been just ...