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Taking On the Entrepreneurial Gender Gap

East-West Center | Posted 07.23.2014 | Hawaii
East-West Center

HONOLULU (July 23, 2014) - A group of women entrepreneurs and senior executives from 12 Asia Pacific countries are currently in Hawai'i to exchange id...

Devastation in Solomon Islands Illustrates the Rise of Climate Disasters

Trisha Kehaulani Watson | Posted 06.07.2014 | Green
Trisha Kehaulani Watson

We to stop calling this "climate change" and call it was it: climate disaster.

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...

To Build Peace, Seek Truth About the Past

David Tolbert | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
David Tolbert

Commissions cannot be established as a cosmetic measure without attention to lessons learned or human rights principles. On the contrary, they must be firmly anchored in the recognition that victims of gross human rights violations and their societies have a right to know the truth.

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

Strong Aftershocks Hamper Earthquake Relief Efforts In Solomon Islands

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 02.08.2013 | World

SYDNEY -- Strong aftershocks rattled the Solomon Islands on Friday, hampering relief efforts to tsunami-ravaged villages and forcing the South Pacific...

Death Toll In Solomon Islands Quake Rises

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 04.09.2013 | World

SYDNEY — A strong aftershock rattled the Solomon Islands on Friday, hampering relief efforts to tsunami-ravaged villages and forcing the South P...

What This Wreck Can Teach Us About The Costa Concordia

Andrew Burmon | Posted 04.09.2013 | Travel
Andrew Burmon

An aging wreck shows what might have happened if Giglio made the slightly more eccentric but potentially more savvy choice to keep the wreck as a monument and attraction.

LOOK: Photos From Solomon Islands Earthquake

Posted 02.06.2013 | World

A powerful earthquake shook the Solomon Islands to its core Wednesday, generating a massive tsunami that damaged scores of homes and killed at least f...

8.0-Magnitude Earthquake Triggers Tsunami In Solomon Islands

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 04.08.2013 | World

SYDNEY — Six bodies, including a child's, have been found in the sodden wreckage left by a tsunami that smashed into villages in the Solomon Isl...

Powerful Earthquake Generates Small Tsunami In South Pacific

Posted 02.06.2013 | World

A powerful earthquake off the Solomon Islands generated a small, but deadly tsunami on Wednesday, The Associated Press reported. The 8.0 magnitude ...

Payment Dispute Leads To Slaughter Of 900 Dolphins

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.25.2013 | Green

Fanalei villagers on the island of Malaita in the Soloman Islands have slaughtered close to 900 dolphins in retaliation for a payment dispute with Ear...

PHOTO: See Kate MIddleton's Scandal-Causing Dress

Posted 11.26.2012 | Style

Kate Middleton has another scandal on her hands. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge might be a little embarrassed after they accidentally wore tradi...

PHOTO: See Kate MIddleton's Scandal-Causing Dress

Posted 09.26.2012 | Style

Kate Middleton has another scandal on her hands. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge might be a little embarrassed after they accidentally wore tradi...

PHOTOS: Kate Middleton & William Meet Topless Dancers

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 09.18.2012 | Style

As the Kate Middleton topless pics scandal continues to churn on (with even more photos being published today), the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were...

Islanders' Genes Reveal Surprising Origin Of Blond Afros

| Ellen Loury | Posted 05.07.2012 | Science

Pay a visit to Melanesia's Solomon Islands, 1800 kilometers northeast of Australia, and you'll notice a striking contrast: about 10% of the dark-skinn...

Strong Earthquake Rattles Solomon Islands

Reuters | Posted 03.09.2012 | World

SINGAPORE, Jan 9 (Reuters) - A 6.6 magnitude earthquake was recorded 220 miles east of Kira Kira in the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean on Mond...

Astoria Characters: The Aloha Lovers

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 12.20.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Suzi, who looks like a runway model, was born in Hawaii right before it became a state in 1960; Jeff was raised in Kansas City, Mo. It was fate that brought them together and sent them to New York City.

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.

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...

Scott Benson: Leatherback Turtles Along the Cali Coast

FORA.tv | FORA.tv | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Scott Benson: Leatherback Turtles Along the Cali Coast Marine ecologist Scott Benson discusses the leatherback turtle population along the California...

Solomon Islands Tsunami: 1,000 People Left Homeless

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HONIARA, Solomon Islands — Landslides and a tsunami destroyed the homes of about one-third of the population on one of the islands in the Solomo...

Solomon Islands Earthquake: Magnitude 6.5 Quake hits near Solomon Islands

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Two earthquakes, one a magnitude 7.2 quake, have struck near Solomon Islands, the U.S. Geological Survey said Monday, but ...

Climate Change Endangers Coral Triangle: WWF

Dygest.net | Dygest.net | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The area is shared between Indonesia and five other south-east Asian nations and is thought to contain 75% of the world's coral species. The Coral Tri...