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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 1

Mike Arkus | Posted 06.05.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Which is the world's best or most beautiful beach? Or the Top Ten best or most beautiful beaches? Or the Top 25? Or the Top 50? The fact that there a...

Happy Earth Day, Earth!

Montclair Diplomats | Posted 05.02.2016 | Green
Montclair Diplomats

April 22nd is annually celebrated as "Earth Day" and what a better way to celebrate this wonderful day then with the signing of the Paris Agreement. This treaty, which will ultimately reduce global warming in our lifetime, was signed by more than 177 UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) members at the UN on Earth Day.

How A Tiny Pacific Island Nation Wounded Russia

The New Republic | Posted 04.03.2014 | Home

Russia has been diplomatically wounded of late. As punishment for taking over Crimea, it was isolated in the United Nations Security Council, condemne...

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...

Mad Dogs and Englishmen Go Out in the Midday Sun: Updating Noel Coward on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 03.01.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Some may like it hot, but on a recent visit to Djibouti, one of the hottest places on earth, it was sheer boredom that drove me out into the searing noonday heat. I just got fed up with sticking in the delightfully air-conditioned micro-climate of my hotel.

Litter from Indonesia -- Rubble in Paradise: Cleaning Up the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Garbage breeds everywhere -- old sneakers, crushed beer cans, plastic bottles, broken glass and plastic household items defile the ought-to-be pristine shores.

PHOTOS: Kate Middleton Dances In A Grass Skirt

Posted 09.18.2012 | Style

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are finally wrapping up their royal tour of Asia and the Pacific despite the distraction of Kate's topless pic scand...

Kate Middleton Dances In A Grass Skirt

Posted 11.18.2012 | Style

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are finally wrapping up their royal tour of Asia and the Pacific despite the distraction of Kate's topless pic scand...

Wounds, Home Gardens, and Lively Children on a Thin, Tiny Atoll in the Pacific

Brook Meakins | Posted 10.24.2012 | Green
Brook Meakins

The children in Tuvalu are enthusiastic and brimming with excitement. My time in here was accentuated with many, many children -- children bounding in...

Arriving In Tuvalu

Brook Meakins | Posted 10.22.2012 | Travel
Brook Meakins

After a particularly non-formal process of getting my passport stamped, I walked the approximately 100 feet to my hotel, ready to explore this little slice of geological, geographical wonder that is known as Tuvalu.

Ever Heard of a Place Called Tuvalu?

Brook Meakins | Posted 10.09.2012 | Green
Brook Meakins

A country made up of coral islands barely popping out of the waters of the Pacific ocean, rising seas threaten its very existence, earning it some recent attention.

Desperate Iranians Turn to Tiny Pacific Nation for Help

Alan Elsner | Posted 09.02.2012 | Home
Alan Elsner

The fact that Iran has been forced to turn to Tuvalu to re-flag its ships shows how desperate the Tehran regime is becoming.

'Green News Report' - October 4, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.04.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Koch Indust...

Ethical Responsibility And Climate Change: We're All In The Same Boat

Rabbi Lawrence Troster | Posted 10.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Lawrence Troster

As Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel once said, "Above all, the prophets remind us of the moral state of a people: Few are guilty, but all are responsible."

South Sudan Reminds Us What It Takes to Become a New Nation

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Howard Steven Friedman

Recently created countries remind us that there are no special requirements in terms of physical size, population or economic strength in order to become an independent country.

WikiLeaks, Cuba and More U.S. Cynicism on Climate Change

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

As more and more WikiLeaks cables become available, a portrait of the U.S. attitude toward climate change is emerging -- and it is not flattering.

Weekly Mulch: For Cancun Climate Summit, Activists Consider the Long View

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger A year ago, it seemed possible--likely, even--that President Barack Obama would sweep into the internation...

WATCH: FILM: New Visions of the Apocalypse

Spread ArtCulture | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Spread ArtCulture

By Kiša Lala "Acqua Alta in Venice, An image from "Beautiful Islands," Horizon Features" A recent surge in apocalyptic films indicates the mood ...

The globe prepares to switch off for Earth Hour

Andy Ridley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andy Ridley

This Saturday night at 8.30pm local time, the national government of Tuvalu will switch off power to the low-lying island nation, as one of the first ...

Climate Chess: Massachusetts Fires a New Shot Heard Round the World

David Novack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Novack

We're two days away from President Obama's first State of the Union address. I personally wait with bated breath. The President threw some punches l...

Seeing The Effects Of Climate Change (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Lindsay Armstrong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Sometimes as we go about our daily lives, climate change can seem abstract, and not something we think we are experiencing on a daily basis. However, ...

Help Send A Citizen Journalist To Copenhagen

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wade Norris

Huffington Post is holding a contest to send a citizen journalist to Copenhagen as part of its Hopenhagen platform. This contest will provide a unique...

Maldives underwater meeting to address climate change | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Small island nations have much at stake at the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. The Maldives, along with other islands...

Tiny Tuvalu Shocks Climate Talks

Anuradha Vittachi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anuradha Vittachi

Tuvalu wants to ensure that global temperatures won't rise by more than 1.5 degrees Celsius. You can see why: if it does, their island could disappear beneath the sea forever.