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7 Overlooked Tropical Islands to Visit in 2017

Drew Goldberg | Posted 12.09.2016 | Travel
Drew Goldberg

With winter approaching and the new year only a few weeks away, right now is a great time to start thinking about your next tropical getaway that inv...

This Has Got To Be The Most Underrated Island Paradise On Earth

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 10.12.2016 | Travel

Ask any traveler to run down their bucket list of islands to visit, and you’ll almost certainly recognize the lineup. Hawaii, Fiji, Bali, and Bora B...

As Climate Change Hits Economies, Small Island States Turn to Selling Passports

Till Bruckner | Posted 07.28.2016 | Business
Till Bruckner

Such economic citizenship programmes, which are being run by several small island states in the region, have raised concerns that terrorists, criminals and other shady characters could buy Caribbean passports to evade justice, slip into Europe and North America through the back door, or squirrel away billions in stolen public money in tropical tax paradises.

China and The Philippines' Dual South China Sea Challenge

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.13.2016 | Home
Daniel Wagner

The ruling raises a host of questions - for China, for the Philippines (which brought the action against China to the PCA), and for the other nations bordering the South China Sea, which also have ongoing disputes with Beijing on the same subject.

10 Festivals Worth Traveling for in May

Viator | Posted 05.03.2016 | Travel

Ah, May! Spring flowers blossom, birds chirrup, serpents get thrown in the forest. That's right - Italy's snake festival takes place this month, as d...

Fish Kills Reported in Fiji and Vanuatu

Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson | Posted 02.15.2017 | Green
Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson

All across the Pacific, high temperatures have been recorded and residents reported the hottest months they have ever experienced. For some islands however, the impacts have gone beyond a daily nuisance to a serious marine threat.

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 | Home
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 weat...

Vanuatu Islanders Running Out Of Food, Water After Cyclone

Reuters | Posted 05.17.2015 | Home

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

Aid Agencies To Begin Helicopter Flights To Cyclone-Stricken Vanuatu

Reuters | Stephen Coates | Posted 03.16.2015 | Home

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 | Home

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

'Monster' Cyclone Leaves Trail Of Devastation In Vanuatu

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

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 | Home

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...

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 | Home
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.

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.

The Perfect Place to Write

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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.

Prince Philip: Pacific Islanders Wait For Return Of Their God

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

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...

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.