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Aboard the Hokule'a: Sailboats, Small Islands and the Stewardship of Nature

Greg Stone | Posted 09.04.2014 | Green
Greg Stone

Hokule'a is a twin-hulled canoe, or vaka, based on the ancient design of open-ocean Polynesian voyaging canoes. Millennia ago, Polynesians sailed across thousands of miles of ocean and settled the many islands of the Pacific in canoes just like this.

Pacific Women Vendors Lead Change

UN Women | Posted 09.03.2014 | 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.

"It's Important for Youth to be Involved at the High Level"

UN Women | Posted 09.02.2014 | Impact
UN Women

Girls are getting education and employment opportunities in the Pacific, but they also face harassment within school and work environments, as well as other social issues like domestic violence. We need everyone on board.

Where Is Amelia Earhart's Plane?

Richard Bangs | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

After she flew the Atlantic solo in 1932, landing in a farmer's field in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, Amelia Earhart became the most famous woman in the world.

Coral Loss, Water Supplies, Increased Temperatures Top Hawai'i and Pacific Region Concerns in 3rd U.S. National Climate Assessment

East-West Center | Posted 07.07.2014 | Hawaii
East-West Center

"Climate change is here, climate change is happening, and we have to do something about it," William Aila Jr., Chair of the Hawai'i Department of Land and Natural Resources, repeatedly emphasized during his opening remarks at a recent briefing.

Alissa Scheller

This Is How Your Plastic Bag Ends Up In Massive Ocean Garbage Patches

HuffingtonPost.com | Alissa Scheller | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green

Ever heard of the Pacific garbage patch? It's one of several swirling trash zones in our oceans, and it's where a lot of our plastic litter ends up. W...

A Conversation With Scott Rogers

Kelly Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2014 | Hawaii
Kelly Mitchell

"Your dad makes shoes, you go into the shoe business. Your dad makes shows, you go into show business." -- Scott Rogers Scott Rogers was born into a...

We Must Avoid A Crimea-Type Conflict In the Pacific

Admiral Harry Harris | Posted 05.20.2014 | World
Admiral Harry Harris

Consider the current global tensions caused by one neighbor against another in the Crimean peninsula. It's imperative for every nation in the Pacific that we keep something like that from ever happening in this region of the world. All states, and especially major countries, must respect international law and not infringe upon the territorial integrity of their neighbors. We must resolve disputes through dialogue, forsaking unilateral actions and inflammatory rhetoric, to ensure Asia does not experience what we are seeing right now in Europe.

The Best Islands in the World

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 12.17.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Every year in our annual Readers' Choice Awards, we ask our fellow travelers to rate the world's best hotels, islands, airlines, and cruise lines. Just in time for getting your mind off of fall, we present the best islands in the world.

A Forgotten Battle's Anniversary

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Though not often mentioned in the list of famous World War II battles in the Pacific, the Battle of Attu Island was indeed an important strategic victory for America and deserves to be remembered.

PHOTOS: An Earthly Paradise At The End Of The World

The Saturday Evening Post | Posted 05.09.2013 | Travel
The Saturday Evening Post

How to spend a day in Fiji: fresh fruit, picked from trees a few feet away from the table, for breakfast; then walk into the water and wait for something beautiful to happen. You won't be waiting long.

Taste Test: Which Tomato Soup Should You Buy?

Kristen Aiken | Posted 06.06.2013 | Taste

The good, the bad and the downright disgusting.

Hurricane Miriam Gains Momentum Off Mexico

AP | Posted 11.25.2012 | World

MIAMI — Hurricane Miriam is gradually weakening well off Mexico's Baja California peninsula. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Mi...

Melville's Mysterious Marquesas Then And Now

Lorie Karnath | Posted 09.01.2012 | Travel
Lorie Karnath

Over the centuries the Marquesas' allure has proven particularly compelling to adventurers, artists, musicians and writers.

What Lies Ahead for the Modern Dragon?

Zachary K. Pearce | Posted 06.18.2012 | Books
Zachary K. Pearce

June Dreyer posits four scenarios for the future of China in her book. One can argue in favor of any of the scenarios she discusses. The intricacies of this topic will be salient to United States foreign policy making for years to come.

The Great "Pivot to Asia"

Eric Margolis | Posted 08.08.2012 | World
Eric Margolis

Just as the US sought to contain the Soviet Union during the Cold War by surrounding it with American allies and bases, so Washington plans to do with China.

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...

WATCH: Ferocious Fish's Secret Weapon Revealed

| Jane J. Lee | Posted 02.27.2012 | Science

Since their introduction to the Atlantic Ocean in the 1980s, Pacific red lionfish (Pterois volitans) have gobbled up native Caribbean and western Atla...

Time Traveling In Samoa

Posted 12.27.2011 | Travel

Samoa's leap into the future has left the island nation's tourism industry shaking its head. The Pacific nation, which has traditionally been just ...

Heroic Girl Put Life On Line To Save Boy

AP | By MIKE BAKER and JEFF BARNARD | Posted 10.10.2011 | Home

LONG BEACH, Wash. -- As Charles Ostrander flailed in the turbulent waves of the Pacific, it was another 12-year-old who put her life on the line to sa...

The Surfer Who Became a Hotelier Who Became a Humanitarian

Anna David | Posted 10.05.2011 | Travel
Anna David

Claude Graves isn't your typical Jersey Shore-reared surfer. In his fifties, the former Kenyan nightclub manager now lives on Sumba, an Indonesian island that's about an hour flight from Bali and which is home to over a half million impoverished people.

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 ...

WikiLeaks: Governments Fear Environmentalists

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

From the South Atlantic to the South Pacific, governments are paranoid about environmentalists and worry that activists might get in the way of inhumane or polluting industries.

Russia Icebreaker Heads Toward 500 Trapped Sailors

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — A Russian icebreaker labored Monday through howling winds and heavy snow as it tried to reach icebound ships in the Sea of Okhotsk wher...

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.