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The World's Least-Visited Country Is REALLY Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 12.15.2014 | Travel

Is it just us, or is the world's least-visited country actually one of the most beautiful places to ever exist? Kiribati (pronounced kiri-bas) had ...

A Leader, a Polar Bear, and the Shock of Recognition

President Anote Tong | Posted 12.01.2014 | Green
President Anote Tong

Climate change is a problem that requires a global solution. And it is a problem that requires remarkable global leadership if it is to be adequately addressed. In spite of the unequivocal scientific information available, many people remain unprepared.

As Sea Levels Rise, Kiribati President Favors Buying Land Elsewhere

Reuters | Alister Doyle | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green

OSLO, Sept 22 (Reuters) - The president of the Pacific island state of Kiribati favors buying more land abroad after a purchase in Fiji, to secure b...

Kiribati and Climate Change: The Fight You Don't Read About

Fenton Lutunatabua | Posted 09.06.2014 | Green
Fenton Lutunatabua

"Plagued by sea-level rise," "Besieged by the rising tide of climate change," and "Climate change destroys Pacific Island Nation" are the headlines you are most likely to stumble across. Sadly, this island nation, rose to fame as steadily as the level of seawater has been rising to consume their islands.

Clams -- Velvety Jewels of the Sea: Aladdin's Cave on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 05.10.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Clam chowder. Clam bake. Clam up. Tight as a clam. As happy as a clam. OK, but you don't normally associate the filter-feeding, plankton-feasting bivalve mollusc -- you probably won't use that term either -- with gems. Oysters, yes, but clams?

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...

5 Storied Isles of the South Pacific: Going Literary on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 03.21.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Not for nothing have some of the world's most famous authors dwelt literarily on and physically in the islands of the South Seas, the mystic beauty of...

A Climate Change Refugee

Peter Neill | Posted 02.08.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Must the destruction be measured only in massive political disruption? Or gross national product? Or vast economic loss? Or untenable cost of reconstruction? Or numbers of people killed or driven from their homes, never to return?

Amidst Typhoons and Climate Change, U.S. Spying Network Shows Contempt for Environment

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

Despite mounting evidence that global warming is leading to devastating environmental disasters in the Pacific region, the U.S. and its partners are suspicious of climate change advocates. Rather brazenly, Washington and its Pacific allies spy on those who are intent on reining in global warming.

Population Growth, Climate Change Putting More People at Risk

John Seager | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
John Seager

Unfortunately, catastrophes like Haiyan are likely to become more common in the coming years.

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

'Climate Refugee' Fighting To Stay In New Zealand

AP | NICK PERRY | Posted 10.01.2013 | Green

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- A man from one of the lowest-lying nations on Earth is trying to convince New Zealand judges that he's a refugee – su...

Islanders' Weapons Put Spotlight On Vanished Species

Posted 04.04.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/03/2013 05:03 PM EDT on LiveScience A collection of vicious weapons made of shark t...

PHOTOS: The 7 Sunniest Spots On Earth

Posted 02.15.2013 | Travel

The best places to find sun during these cold, dreary months.

Slideshow From Kiribati -- Pictures of an Atoll Rising Just Above Sea Level

Brook Meakins | Posted 12.29.2012 | Green
Brook Meakins

The people of Kiribati are beautiful, hospitable, and above all else, know that their land is threatened by climate change and fear for their future.

Charting a Path to Ocean Prosperity

Peter Seligmann | Posted 11.21.2012 | Green
Peter Seligmann

The Pacific Island Forum nations and their peoples have courageously stood up to the developed world and asked those countries to stop the overexploitation and thoughtless destruction of the ocean. Now it is time for the developed world to answer.

Fisherman Found Alive After 106 Days Adrift

Bangkok Post | Posted 09.14.2012 | World

A Kiribati fisherman who drifted in the central Pacific for nearly four months has been found alive and asking for cigarettes, a Marshall Islands fish...

I-Kiribati Man Wanting 'Climate Change Refugee' Status Denied by New Zealand Immigration

Brook Meakins | Posted 11.05.2012 | Green
Brook Meakins

Advocates for the victims of climate change often use the evocative terms "climate change refugee" when referring to individuals who must relocate due to climate change related impacts.

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.

Explorers Looking For Amelia Earhart Sail To Remote Island Because Of Beauty Product And Zipper

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2012 | Weird News

(Recasts with departure of research ship) By Malia Mattoch McManus HONOLULU, July 3 (Reuters) - Researchers seeking to ...

An Ocean Pioneer: President Anote Tong

Greg Stone | Posted 08.07.2012 | Green
Greg Stone

I had the honor last week to present the Peter Benchley Ocean Award for Excellence in National Stewardship of the Ocean to a longtime friend, His Excellency Anote Tong -- President of the Republic of Kiribati.

President of Kiribati Wins Top Ocean Award

David Helvarg | Posted 05.23.2012 | Green
David Helvarg

If you're not satisfied with how the leaders of the world's major powers including the U.S., China, India and Brazil are addressing climate change or protecting the ocean maybe you could direct their attention to Kiribati.

A Sea Change in Ocean Conservation

Peter Seligmann | Posted 05.15.2012 | Green
Peter Seligmann

Marine conservation is not just critical for the health of our oceans.

Island's Entire Population May Move

AP | NICK PERRY | Posted 05.09.2012 | World

-- Fearing that climate change could wipe out their entire Pacific archipelago, the leaders of Kiribati are considering an unusual backup plan: movin...

'Green News Report' - March 8, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.08.2012 | 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: Obama fir...