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Samoa

This Is The Most Blissful Part Of America

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 09.10.2014 | Travel

Would you believe there's a virtually empty, incomparably lush, incredibly quiet and awesomely unplugged tropical escape that's technically a part of ...

Island Voices, Global Choices: Rising Sea Levels Pose a Serious Threat to Places Like Samoa

Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi | Posted 09.04.2014 | Green
Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi

We small islanders contribute the least to climate changing emissions -- yet we suffer most from the effects of climate change. We do not want your pity or your donor dollars -- we want industrialized countries to partner with us to beat these challenges.

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

UN Women | Posted 09.02.2014 | 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.

CON GAMES: Peace Corps in Our Time

Michael Conniff | Posted 09.14.2014 | Impact
Michael Conniff

Perhaps the hidden story, is those people, forever changed, come back home with some kind of secret sauce than never quite runs dry.

Samoa: Small Nation, Big Story

Robert Oliver | Posted 05.10.2014 | Travel
Robert Oliver

As the organic farms grow, you'll likely find an emerging Samoan cuisine that is healthy, likely organic and definitely Samoan.

I'm With Stupid: The Fiscal Benefits of Swapping Idaho for Samoa

Todd Hartley | Posted 01.16.2013 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

As of this writing, people in all 50 states had filed requests to secede from the union in the wake of the presidential election, and I have to say I ...

PHOTOS: America's Most Striking National Monuments

Posted 09.20.2012 | Travel

Earlier this week President Obama created America's newest National Monument, Colorado's Chimney Rock, which supporters of preservation say could beco...

Around the World by Private Jet

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 10.09.2012 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

In just 23 days, you can circumnavigate the world on a privately chartered jet. Check off most of your bucket list in one fell swoop.

Deep-Fried Samoa Girl Scout Cookies Hit The State Fair Circuit

Posted 07.12.2012 | Home

In honor of the Girl Scouts of America's 100th birthday this year, the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas are introducing another treat to the State Fair ...

Fighting Back Against the Bullies

George Heymont | Posted 05.13.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Despite the tendency of many Americans to think that the whole world revolves around them, the phenomenon of bullying takes place in any society where power games lead to one person attempting to dominate another.

Dec. 30, 2011: The Day That Doesn't Exist In South Pacific Nation

AP | By KENI LESA | Posted 02.29.2012 | World

APIA, Samoa -- The weekend came sooner than usual for the tiny South Pacific island nation of Samoa. When the clock struck midnight Thursday, the cou...

Samoa Plans To Skip This Friday

Posted 12.28.2011 | World

If you live in Samoa and celebrate a birthday on December 30, you're plum out of luck this year. On Thursday, the small country of Samoa will switch s...

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 ...

From Island Paradise To 'Dire' Emergency: South Pacific Faces Water Shortages Linked To Climate Change

AP | By NICK PERRY | Posted 12.04.2011 | Green

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Crops are wilting, schools have shut their bathrooms and government officials are bathing in lagoons because of a severe sh...

U.S. Ambassador David Huebner Preparing For Tsunami in Samoa

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karen Ocamb

Following the devastating 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile, I emailed U.S. Ambassador David Huebner to see what was happening there and if we could help.

Deep-Sea Volcano Seen By Scientists For First Time

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SAN FRANCISCO — Scientists have recorded the deepest erupting undersea volcano ever seen, capturing for the first time video of fiery molten lav...

VANUATU EARTHQUAKE: Tsunami Alert After 7.8 Quake

AP | RAY LILLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Three strong earthquakes rocked the South Pacific near the Vanuatu archipelago Thursday, generating a small tsunami ju...

Samoa Hit By Earthquake AGAIN

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) - An earthquake with magnitude 6.0 has struck in the Pacific near Samoa, the U.S. Geological Survey reports. The government seismolog...

10 Best Places For Smokers Traveling Abroad

LA Times | Mark Milian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

With so many places around the world instituting smoking regulations, increasing taxes and, quite literally, kicking smokers to the curb, it's getting...

US seismologists report 6.0 earthquake near Samoa

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — An earthquake with magnitude 6.0 has struck in the Pacific near Samoa, the U.S. Geological Survey reports.

The government seismologists said the quake was at a depth of 6.2 miles and occurred just after 2 p.m. EDT.

Its epicenter was 165 miles northwest of Hihifo, Tonga, and 1,630 miles north northeast of Auckland, New Zealand.

Gerard Fryer, a geophysicist at the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, says there is no threat of a tsunami. He says the quake's magnitude did not exceed the threshold for a tsunami.

The USGS announcement did not mention whether a tsunami was expected. An earthquake and a following tsunami killed more than 180 people on Samoa, American Samoa and nearby islands on Sept. 29. That earthquake was at 8.3 magnitude.

Can People Still Afford to Care?

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Walden

Just $7,700 was contributed online to Operation USA a full week after the recent natural disasters. This compares with over $1 million donated online within 24 hours in 2004 after the Asia tsunami.

Rejoice! Ice Free Arctic Summers Within a Decade!

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

Great news here! Oil companies are going to have a great opportunity to drill in the Arctic Sea floor to find more fossil fuels, because the Arctic Circle will soon be ice-free in the summers.

Samoa Tsunami: Survivors Recall Harrowing Tales, Death Toll Reaches 150

AP | ROD McGUIRK and AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

APIA, Samoa — Convoys of military vehicles brought food, water and medicine to the tsunami-stricken Samoas on Thursday as victims wandered throu...

Asia Hit By Tsunamis, Earthquakes: Send Us Your Photos

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Earthquakes and tsunamis have wreaked havoc on multiple nations in Asia and the South Pacific over the past few days, killing hundreds, causing seriou...

The Stones of the Golden Women: Requiem for Tsunamis Past and Present

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

The conference on Culture and Natural Disaster was named "Screamed, Survived, Start Anew." A Thai novelist narrated his description of the tsunami of December 26, 2004.