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The World's Best (?) Beaches: Beach-Bumming on the Looney Front - Part 2

Mike Arkus | Posted 06.12.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Continuing the quixotic crusade against prioritising beaches as the world's best or most beautiful, on the Top Ten list, or Top 25, or Top 50, let's t...

Clashes Erupt After Papua New Guinea Police Open Fire On Student Protesters

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 06.08.2016 | World

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Dozens of people were wounded and four reported killed in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday after police opened fire on a student demon...

Indonesia's brutal crackdown in West Papua highlights our need for self-determination

Benny Wenda | Posted 06.02.2016 | World
Benny Wenda

Over the past few days, around 600 West Papuan people have been reportedly arrested simply for peacefully demonstrating to call upon the Africa Caribb...

Traveling the World -- A Lady and Her Bicycle

Chana Widawski | Posted 05.03.2016 | Travel
Chana Widawski

I couldn't believe it -- I had jumped into the pages of National Geographic. I had sprung myself across a rickety makeshift bridge, gaping at a raging river in the highlands of West Papua, Indonesia, and there I stood, mesmerized by a procession of men wearing nothing but feathers in their hair and koteka, gourds, on their penises.

The Shocking Reality Of The Sexual Violence Epidemic In Papua New Guinea

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 03.05.2016 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. This week, we speak with Doctors without Borders...

A Nurse Explains The Shocking Toll Of Family And Sexual Violence in Papua New Guinea

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières | Alexandra Ma | Posted 03.01.2016 | World

The first time I met Mary, she came into MSF’s emergency surgery project in Tari, Papua New Guinea (PNG), suffering from wounds all over her body wh...

Castaways Return Home After 41 Days Lost At Sea

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 02.03.2016 | World

Two men have returned home to Papua New Guinea after surviving nearly six weeks lost at sea. Their three companions, including a pregnant woman, did n...

Odd Birds of a Feather -- of Pouches, Antennae, Helmets and Seriously Challenged Landings: Animal Planet on the Looney Front, Part 7

Mike Arkus | Posted 01.18.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

I love birds. It's just birders I have a problem with. I can't seem to empathise with their ardour, focus, totally singular concentration -- and total lack of 'come on now, crack a smile!'

Climate Change This Week: Record Hot Christmas, Cozy Cohousing, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.06.2016 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

US Cohousing: A Growing Model For Sustainable Communities are villages that engage in more resource-sharing, efficient use of space, and affordability, and ultimately smart clean renewable energy use.

WWJD? If Jesus Had Been a Pilot

Christine Negroni | Posted 12.22.2015 | Religion
Christine Negroni

Mark Palm thinks he knows what Jesus might do if he were a pilot. He might climb into the left seat of a Cessna 206 Amphibian and fly the 700 mile long Sepik River in Papua, New Guinea helping transport the sick to the region's only hospital.

Climate Change This Week: One Degree Closer to Catastrophe, the Clean Surge, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.30.2015 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Last time we checked, global warming and climate change still exist for the same reasons as before. Sustained public pressure will now be needed to force politicians to take the next critical actions on climate.

They Burn Witches Here

HuffPost Highline | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.29.2015 | World

The men pack the witch’s mouth with rags. The time for confessions has come and gone. Neighbors crowd into a circle around her, here on this hill of...

Coast Guard Crew Travels Thousands Of Miles To Rescue 36 Stranded Fishermen

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 10.28.2015 | Good News

When it comes to helping those in distress, the U.S. Coast Guard will literally traverse the globe to be of assistance. Case and point: When 36 fisher...

Should Chevron and Shell Pay for Climate Damage?

Renee Karunungan | Posted 10.23.2015 | Impact
Renee Karunungan

Developing countries lose more and are damaged more. This is why developing countries have been continuously, tirelessly fighting for loss and damage in the climate negotiations. Meanwhile, developed countries like the United States, those who have caused the climate change we know today, have only evaded the topic.

Two Droughts and the Cost of 1 Degree of Global Warming

Aaron Packard | Posted 09.04.2015 | Green
Aaron Packard

As our emerging experiences of living with 1 degree of warming demonstrate, finding new sources of relief and support for resilience building is critical.

Kate Sheppard

Mining Heads Into The Deep Sea, Raising Environmental Concerns

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.07.2015 | Green

Mining in the deep sea for minerals is uncharted territory, but one company is well on its way to making it a reality. Now, the company is trying to c...

'No Ceiling' to the Clinton Foundation's Public Good

Trudie Styler | Posted 06.25.2016 | Impact
Trudie Styler

I have been a supporter of the work of the Clinton Foundation for many years, but seeing the actual work they do on the ground had a profound impact for me. That's one reason I react with such dismay at the ill-informed, political attacks on the Foundation by those who clearly do not know their mission or understand the life-changing work they do.

High Hopes for the High Seas!

Dame Meg Taylor | Posted 06.12.2016 | Green
Dame Meg Taylor

Unfortunately, marine debris dumped by faraway lands, as well as some dumped by islands with dwindling amounts of usable land, threatens our livelihoods, our culture and our economies.

Speaking Truth to Power

Katie Redford | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact
Katie Redford

It took years for this epidemic of rape to come to light. This is quite common: many victims are too scared to speak, enduring the lasting emotional and physical trauma alone.

Tsunami Warning Issued After 7.7 Earthquake Strikes Papua New Guinea

Reuters | Posted 03.29.2015 | Green

SYDNEY, March 30 (Reuters) - A major earthquake with a magnitude 7.7 struck off Papua New Guinea on Monday, official monitors said, and a tsunami warn...

Strong Quake Strikes Off Papua New Guinea

Reuters | Posted 05.15.2015 | World

SINGAPORE, March 16 (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck off the Papua New Guinea island of New Britain on Monday, the U.S. Geological Surv...

Big Man Bibi

Paul Stoller | Posted 05.03.2015 | Politics
Paul Stoller

In the face of such powerful opposition, how can we account for Bibi's stubborn determination? Why is he so resolute? Why all the bluster and bombast? Anthropologists have a deceptively simple answer: Bibi is behaving like a Melanesian Big Man.

7 Explorers Name The Most Beautiful Place They've Ever Seen

The Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 11.25.2015 | Travel

Looking for travel inspiration? We've been asking fascinating people -- Pulitzer Prize-winners, world champion athletes, entrepreneurs, artists, and m...

Five Tips for International Gifting

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact
Terry Kelhawk

Over decades of international gift-giving I've gathered a few pointers which might put more ho than humbug into your holidays if internationals are on your list. My motto is, "Be generous, but appropriate." Here's how...

Two Traditional Languages Evade Extinction With the Internet

K. David Harrison | Posted 11.24.2014 | World
K. David Harrison

The National Geographic Enduring Voices Project has just launched two new "Talking Dictionaries" for Yokoim and Panim, two small and endangered languages making their internet debut in 2014.