iOS app Android app

Papua New Guinea

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

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.25.2015 | Green
Read More: Climate Change, Environment, Drought, Extreme Weather, Global Warming, Sustainability, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Nature, Science, Technology, Technologie, Green Technology, Technology News, Climate Change Denial, Climate, Climate Science, Climate-Change, Obama, Green Energy, Clean Energy, Renewable Energy, Natural Gas, Wind Power, Solar Power, Fossil Fuels, Heat Waves, Congress, Voting, Weather, Business, Business News, Corporations, Economy, Climate Change Solutions, Greenhouse Gases, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Carbon Emissions, Food, Water, Coal, Fracking, Oil, Agriculture, Crops, Rising Sea Levels, Insurance, Pollution, Wildlife, Transportation, Transports, Transport, Cities, Deforestation, Jobs, Natural Disasters, Population, Population Growth, Overpopulation, Oceans, President Obama, Barack Obama, Epa, Nasa, Noaa, Department of Energy, Republicans, Gop, Democrats, Animals, Cute Animals, Fish, Birds, Activism, Political Activism, Humor, Alaska, California, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Washington, Vermont, Rhode Island, Oregon, Massachusetts, United Nations, United Kingdom, England, Australia, Britain, Canada, China, Europe, European Union, France, India, Pakistan, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Indonesia, Asia, Africa, Kenya, Papua New Guinea, Denmark, Children, Babies, Children’S Health, Kids, Human Health, Health, Education, Air Pollution, Seafood, Exxon Mobil, Paul Ryan, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Twitter, Paris, John Kerry, Thanksgiving, Green News
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 hi...

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 f...

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 | 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 06.25.2015 | 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 06.12.2015 | 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.

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 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.

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...