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Vanuatu's Tanna Island, Devastated by Cyclone, Welcomes Its First Visitors

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 11.06.2015 | Impact
Lindblad Expeditions

In March 2015, Tropical Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu, causing damage to villages, primarily on the southern islands. Tanna Island was one of the hardest hi...

Black Friday Destroys Village Livelihoods in Vanuatu

UN Women | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact
UN Women

On Efate, many of the market structures themselves have been badly damaged or destroyed, and the villages have lost almost all of their crops.

Tackling Climate Change -- For Our Kids

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 05.27.2015 | World
Jim Yong Kim

The world needs to put the brakes on climate change. But any plan to tackle climate change can't sacrifice economic growth if we hope to end extreme poverty, reduce inequality, and ensure that poor people gain access to energy. We need to decouple growth from carbon emissions. Here are five ways the world can shift to a low-carbon growth path.

'Extremely Resilient' Vanuatu Rebuilds After Cyclone Pam, As Island Nation Moves Forward

Associated Press | Posted 09.17.2015 | Impact

EFATE, Vanuatu (AP) — The roof from what was once the home of principal Melizabeth Uhi and her staff is now folded over branches high in the trees t...

'Green News Report' - March 17, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.17.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another Category 5 storm wreaks devastation in the Pacific; Extreme we...

Vanuatu Islanders Running Out Of Food, Water After Cyclone

Reuters | Posted 05.17.2015 | World

By Stephen Coates TANNA, Vanuatu, March 17 (Reuters) - Residents of the southern Vanuatu island of Tanna said they were r...

Aid Agencies To Begin Helicopter Flights To Cyclone-Stricken Vanuatu

Reuters | Stephen Coates | Posted 03.16.2015 | World

By Stephen Coates PORT VILA, March 17 (Reuters) - International aid agencies are preparing to begin emergency helicopter flights on Tuesday to the ...

Relief Teams Report Devastation And Death After Monster Vanuatu Cyclone

Reuters | Posted 05.16.2015 | World

* Death toll officially still eight, looks sure to rise * Still little contact with outlying islands * Disease, food sup...

Cyclone Damages Or Destroys 90 Percent Of Buildings In Vanuatu Capital

AP | NICK PERRY | Posted 05.15.2015 | World

PORT VILA, Vanuatu (AP) — Relief workers rushed to deliver desperately needed food and water Wednesday to survivors living on Vanuatu's outer island...

'Monster' Cyclone Leaves Trail Of Devastation In Vanuatu

Reuters | Christopher McCall and Lincoln Feast | Posted 03.15.2015 | World

SYDNEY, March 15 (Reuters) - The first aid teams to reach Vanuatu reported widespread devastation on Sunday as authorities declared a state of emergen...

Category 5 Cyclone Pummels Pacific Island Nation Of Vanuatu

Reuters | Posted 03.14.2015 | World

SYDNEY, March 14 (Reuters) - Winds of up to 340 kilometers an hour (210 mph) ripped metal roofs off houses and downed trees in the Pacific island nati...

Strong Cyclone Hits Vanuatu

AP | Posted 05.13.2015 | World

WELLNGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- An extremely powerful cyclone blew over islands in the Pacific's Vanuatu archipelago late Friday after a westward chang...

A Stanford University Debate: Transhumanism vs. Anarcho-Primitivism

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 01.20.2015 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Last Saturday night at Stanford University, I had the honor of publicly debating the world's leading anarcho-primitivist philosopher John Zerzan. As a transhumanist, I differ from Zerzan on just about every topic.

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.

Police Seize $330 Million Of Cocaine Hidden In Yacht

AP | Posted 08.23.2013 | World

CANBERRA, Australia -- The white yacht seized in Vanuatu had a secret under its worn parquet floor: brick after brick of South American cocaine. The ...

PHOTOS: It's Literally Leap Year!

Posted 02.29.2012 | Travel

Travelers can still wring a little wisdom out of that old chestnut, "Look before you leap." The author of that now cliche was quite right, not in the ...

PHOTOS: Exploring The South Pacific's Exotic Vanuatu

Judie Fein | Posted 01.28.2012 | Travel
Judie Fein

When I travel, I want to be Marco Polo, a pioneer encountering little-known people and places. I want to feel the exuberance of newness rather than the comfort of well-trodden paths. I just found it all in Vanuatu.

Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake Hits Near Vanuatu

AP | Posted 09.30.2011 | World

SYDNEY -- An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 has struck near the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu but there were no reports of damage and ...

Magnitude 7.1 Quake Hits South Pacific

AP | Posted 07.10.2011 | World

PARIS -- Geological monitoring services say a magnitude 7.1 earthquake has hit in the South Pacific off the French territory of New Caledonia. No inj...

The Perfect Place to Write

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Finding the inspiration and the creativity to continue the journey of our lifetime requires a flexible mindset and the ability to imagine unheard of scenarios able to enable the travel in time.

South Pacific Tsunami Warning Canceled After Vanuatu Earthquake

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Residents of a northern town in the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu ran into the streets Friday as a powerful magnitud...

Prince Philip: Pacific Islanders Wait For Return Of Their God

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Kathy Marks, The Independent In a jungle clearing, at the top of a steep, rutted track, a group of South Pacific tribesmen convey an unusual requ...

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...

Defining Justice for Environmental Refugees

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

There is a growing group of people in our world who are in a legal limbo: environmental refugees. And this problem is only going to get bigger as time goes on.