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Go Tell It on the Mountain, Part 1 - Pacific Islands: Mountain-Combing on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 01.22.2017 | Travel
Mike Arkus

This is the first in a series on mountains and volcanoes I've met around the world, not necessarily the most famous or tallest like Everest or Kangche...

Powerful Quake Rattles Solomon Islands; Tsunami Threat Over

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 12.08.2016 | World

A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake rattled the Solomon Islands early Friday but failed to generate the potentially dangerous waves forecasters initia...

Random Sunsets Around the World - Part 1, Pacific Islands - Sinking Low on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.09.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

This is the first in a series on sunsets - no commentary, just pictures, by no means exhaustive, just snapped and now chosen at random - not only of t...

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

Mike Arkus | Posted 05.16.2017 | 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...

Rising Sea Levels Swallow 5 Pacific Islands

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 05.12.2016 | Green

Scientists' warnings that climate change will cause rising sea levels to swallow large swaths of land is playing out in the Solomon Islands. At least ...

On an Island With Little Electricity, One Man Turns Trash Into Something Beautiful

Chandran Nair | Posted 04.09.2017 | World
Chandran Nair

Wally Faleka, 46, has run Village Level Art and Graphics since 1989 in his home village of Fo'ondo on Malaita, one of the Solomon Islands. Despite the island's lack of running water and electricity, Wally has developed his own screen printing technique, recycling x-ray plastics and surgical knives from a nearby hospital for making and cutting his stencils.

No Need for Scuba to See These Creatures of the Sea - Section I, From Dry, Dry Land: Animal Planet on the Looney Front, Part 13

Mike Arkus | Posted 01.09.2017 | Travel
Mike Arkus

My attempts at scuba diving have been nothing short of an unmitigated cataclysm. Many, many years ago when I was still young I had a go at it in Bermu...

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.

Kerry Mentions Climate Change Concerns During Stop In Solomon Islands

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2014 | Green

By Lesley Wroughton HONIARA, Solomon Islands, Aug 13 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flagged cooperation on tackling cl...

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...

Devastation in Solomon Islands Illustrates the Rise of Climate Disasters

Trisha Kehaulani Watson | Posted 06.07.2014 | Green
Trisha Kehaulani Watson

We to stop calling this "climate change" and call it was it: climate disaster.

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...

To Build Peace, Seek Truth About the Past

David Tolbert | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
David Tolbert

Commissions cannot be established as a cosmetic measure without attention to lessons learned or human rights principles. On the contrary, they must be firmly anchored in the recognition that victims of gross human rights violations and their societies have a right to know the truth.

From Bloody Nose Ridge to the Valley of Death - Part 1: In the Trenches on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Wherever you go in the Pacific, you can follow the swirl of humankind's passion for war, from rusting tanks and guns to monuments and markers in tranquil valleys, to the peaceful green lawns of manicured cemeteries

What This Wreck Can Teach Us About The Costa Concordia

Andrew Burmon | Posted 04.09.2013 | Travel
Andrew Burmon

An aging wreck shows what might have happened if Giglio made the slightly more eccentric but potentially more savvy choice to keep the wreck as a monument and attraction.

LOOK: Photos From Solomon Islands Earthquake

Posted 02.06.2013 | World

A powerful earthquake shook the Solomon Islands to its core Wednesday, generating a massive tsunami that damaged scores of homes and killed at least f...

Powerful Earthquake Generates Small Tsunami In South Pacific

Posted 02.06.2013 | World

A powerful earthquake off the Solomon Islands generated a small, but deadly tsunami on Wednesday, The Associated Press reported. The 8.0 magnitude ...

Payment Dispute Leads To Slaughter Of 900 Dolphins

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.25.2013 | Green

Fanalei villagers on the island of Malaita in the Soloman Islands have slaughtered close to 900 dolphins in retaliation for a payment dispute with Ear...

PHOTO: See Kate MIddleton's Scandal-Causing Dress

Posted 11.26.2012 | Style

Kate Middleton has another scandal on her hands. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge might be a little embarrassed after they accidentally wore tradi...

PHOTO: See Kate MIddleton's Scandal-Causing Dress

Posted 09.26.2012 | Style

Kate Middleton has another scandal on her hands. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge might be a little embarrassed after they accidentally wore tradi...

PHOTOS: Kate Middleton & William Meet Topless Dancers

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 09.18.2012 | Style

As the Kate Middleton topless pics scandal continues to churn on (with even more photos being published today), the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were...

Islanders' Genes Reveal Surprising Origin Of Blond Afros

| Ellen Loury | Posted 05.07.2012 | Science

Pay a visit to Melanesia's Solomon Islands, 1800 kilometers northeast of Australia, and you'll notice a striking contrast: about 10% of the dark-skinn...

Strong Earthquake Rattles Solomon Islands

Reuters | Posted 03.09.2012 | World

SINGAPORE, Jan 9 (Reuters) - A 6.6 magnitude earthquake was recorded 220 miles east of Kira Kira in the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean on Mond...

Astoria Characters: The Aloha Lovers

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 12.20.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Suzi, who looks like a runway model, was born in Hawaii right before it became a state in 1960; Jeff was raised in Kansas City, Mo. It was fate that brought them together and sent them to New York City.

WikiLeaks: New Zealand Sells Itself as "a more Pacific country" than Australia - And As Key to Pacific Security. US Buys It.

Cleo Paskal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cleo Paskal

New WikiLeaks cables clearly indicates the U.S.'s increasingly close relationship with New Zealand -- as well as its increasing reliance on New Zealand when it comes to Pacific security issues.