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Strong Quake Rattles Papua New Guinea

AP | By KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 05.07.2015 | World

SYDNEY (AP) — A powerful earthquake rattled Papua New Guinea on Thursday, the fourth strong quake to hit the South Pacific island nation in a week. ...

Speaking Truth to Power

Katie Redford | Posted 04.08.2015 | 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 05.27.2015 | 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.

The Ocean Is Taking Away My Island

Ursula Ravoka | Posted 11.27.2014 | Green
Ursula Ravoka

I don't know much about science. What I know is that our shores are being eaten away. And nothing can stop the erosion. We are climate refugees. And we are fighting for our lives.

Papua New Guinea Volcano Erupts, Forcing Locals To Evacuate

AP | Posted 08.29.2014 | World

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Several communities were evacuated and some international flights were diverted Friday after a volcanic eruption on Papua...

Taking On the Entrepreneurial Gender Gap

East-West Center | Posted 09.22.2014 | Hawaii
East-West Center

HONOLULU (July 23, 2014) - A group of women entrepreneurs and senior executives from 12 Asia Pacific countries are currently in Hawai'i to exchange id...

Six Hot, Hot Tips for Traveling This Summer

Richard Bangs | Posted 09.06.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

I've distilled lessons on how to stay cool and calm and untroubled while traveling this summer.

Bat Presumed Extinct Rediscovered After 120 Years

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 06.05.2014 | Green

Welcome back, big-eared bat. Scientists in Australia are walking back their presumption that the New Guinea big-eared bat (Pharotis imogene) -- a ...

Some Corner of a Foreign Field, Part II: British and Commonwealth War Cemeteries on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 07.18.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

If Rupert Brooke, the British World War I poet whose sonnet The Soldier immortalised the sacrifice made by the hundreds of thousands who fell in 'some...

Vote for the Other Guy

American Anthropological Association | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
American Anthropological Association

I have encountered many unfamiliar things as a cultural anthropologist in Papua New Guinea (PNG), but none as unfamiliar as politicians urging people to vote for their opponents.

U.S. Should Pull Funding From Exxon's Deadly Pipeline Project

Doug Norlen | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green
Doug Norlen

It's time for Hochberg to step up to the plate and to withdraw his agency's loan from ExxonMobil's deadly Papua New Guinea LNG project.

New Documentary Reveals Secrets Behind An ExxonMobil Disaster

Ian T. Shearn and Olivier Pollet | Posted 05.01.2014 | Green

There are some disturbing facts buried in the debris of ExxonMobil’s $19 billion liquefied natural gas project in Papua New Guinea, which was funded...

Headhunt Revisited -- Art That Spans Oceans and Decades

Michele Westmorland | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts
Michele Westmorland

image: Caroline Mytinger painting Sarli and Wife in Samarai, Papua New Guinea. 1929 American artist Caroline Mytinger died in virtual obscurity at ...

Strong Quake Strikes Near Papua New Guinea

The Huffington Post | Jade Walker | Posted 04.11.2014 | World

A strong earthquake struck off the western coast of Papua New Guinea on Friday, the USGS reported. The 7.3-magnitude temblor hit about 32 miles wes...

Ebola Outbreak Spreads Across Three Countries: What Do Travelers Need to Know?

Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil. | Posted 06.02.2014 | Travel
Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil.

Business travelers and expatriates (and their family members) need not only concern themselves with the risk of acquiring Malaria or Dengue Fever when entering endemic regions.

18 Life-Changing Adventures That'll Make You Curse Your Desk

minube | Posted 05.20.2014 | Travel
minube

These trips inspire us to head out to the far reaches of the Earth in search of wild, rugged lands, unique cultures, and unforgettable experiences.

Asia and Air Security

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.17.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

As has unfortunately been the case in the past, it is now taking such a tragedy to focus minds, governments, and budgets, on the problem. If this incredible story results in positive change, at least the victims of MH370 will not have died in vain.

Papua New Guinea to Australia: Let's Just Be Friends

Jason Pack | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Jason Pack

With huge amounts of nickel, copper and gold, an emerging coffee industry, an extraordinarily resilient parliamentary democracy and the recent surge in the country's population, Papua New Guinea can afford to flex its muscles and assert more authority in the region.

Urban Mining

Peter Neill | Posted 05.03.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Just as we have learned to recycle paper, glass, iron, steel, even water, we must now also learn to recover these new elements as well, mine their density and availability, and invent a new conduct toward sustaining the value of these most precious metals already in hand.

From 'Pass the Bacon' to 'Airport Mary': Wackos on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 04.12.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Many decades ago, in the former Yugoslavia, I came across a young British tour guide who was beside herself, almost literally tearing her hair out. On...