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Earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

LONDON (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit off the coast of Papua New Guinea in the early hours of Monday local time, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

Papuan New Guinean peoples have huge genetic diversity

The first large-scale genetic study of people in Papua New Guinea has shown that different groups within the country are genetically highly different from each other.

People in New Guinea exhibit great genetic diversity

A genetic analysis of people from Papua New Guinea (PNG) reveals a sharp genetic divide between those residing in the highlands and lowlands, beginning 10,000 to 20,000 years ago. The divide emerged around the same time that people began...Show More Summary

People in New Guinea exhibit great genetic diversity

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) A genetic analysis of people from Papua New Guinea reveals a sharp genetic divide between those residing in the highlands and lowlands, beginning 10,000 to 20,000 years ago.

Huge genetic diversity among Papuan New Guinean peoples revealed

The first large-scale genetic study of people in Papua New Guinea has shown that different groups within the country are genetically highly different from each other. Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their colleagues...Show More Summary

$56m compensation awarded to Manus Island detainees

Money to benefit over 1,300 refugees who were detained and mistreated on Papua New Guinea's Manus prison island.

Papua New Guinea river cruise takes you to see remote villages and ancient rain forests

If you’d like to explore a region that's largely untouched by mass tourism, set your sights on Papua New Guinea, one of the world's last great frontiers. Cruise operator Coral Expeditions has scheduled a series of weeklong trips down the Sepik River, which flows 700 miles through the country, providing...

Six Chinese nationals caught trying to reach Australia by boat

3 weeks agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (AFP) - Six Chinese nationals and a Papua New Guinean have been detained after trying to reach Australia by boat, with two of them charged with people-smuggling, officials said Wednesday. [ more › ]

Earthquake measuring 6.6 magnitude strikes off PNG's northcoast: Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An undersea earthquake measuring 6.6 magnitude struck off Papua New Guinea's northeast coast on Sunday, but there was no tsunami threat, said the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Minor impacts of reduced pH on bacterial biofilms on settlement tiles along natural pH gradients at two CO2 seeps in Papua New Guinea

Bacterial biofilms provide cues for the settlement of marine invertebrates such as coral larvae, and are therefore important for the resilience and recovery of coral reefs. This study aimed to better understand how ocean acidification...Show More Summary

The Korowai tribe who live in tree houses in Indonesia

Meet the mysterious Korowai tribe of south eastern Papua, Indonesian New Guinea. Until the 1970s, it is believed they were unaware of the existence of any other people on earth.

Australian court: Refugee camp in Papua New Guinea is legal

Australia's highest court has ruled that the country's policy of sending asylum seekers to migrant camps in Papua New Guinea is valid. Thursday's decision by the High Court of Australia … Click to Continue »

How Our Nation Killed Hamed: A Former Manus Social Worker Speaks Out

Alice Krupa worked on Manus Island in 2015-2016. She met Hamed Shamshiripour, a man who died 10 days ago after enduring four years of engineered cruelty at the hands of the Australian Government, and Papua New Guinean authorities. Here, she reveals details about life on Manus, and the daily outrages forced on detainees. I commenced as [...]Show More Summary

Probe calls after refugee dies at Australia camp in PNG

Rights groups called Monday for an independent inquiry after another refugee was found dead at a detention camp in Papua New Guinea in a tragedy they said was preventable. Australia sends anyone who tries to enter by boat without a visa to remote processing facilities in Nauru and on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island. Show More Summary

Refugee at Australian camp on Papua New Guinea dies

A refugee being held in an Australian immigration camp on the Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea has died, officials said Monday, sparking outrage from fellow refugees and advocates … Click to Continue »

Report Points Finger at US Timber Distributors for Illegal Deforestation in PNG

The global timber trade is driving deforestation in Papua New Guinea (PNG), and abuses are being seen in the supply chains of companies you might not expect, including Home Depot, according to a new report from Global Witness. Home Depot’s supplier, Home Legend, has halted sales of exotic wood flooring linked to often... Show More Summary

Your Floor May Be Made of Illegal Tropical Wood

A new report traces illegally sourced timber products from Papua New Guinea via China to U.S. stores.

Papua New Guinea re-elects prime minister in chaotic poll

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has been re-elected as leader of the South Pacific island nation. The nation's parliament elected O'Neill to a second five-year term on Wednesday … Click to Continue »

US firms buying timber from illegal PNG logging: NGO

American consumers may be fuelling logging linked to illegal land grabs in Papua New Guinea which have devastated local communities and the world's third largest tropical rain forest, Global Witness said Tuesday. Timber logged in the...Show More Summary

The good news and bad news about the rare birds of Papua New Guinea

The rainforests of Papua New Guinea are home to one of the richest bird populations in the world. But many are threatened by logging and palm oil farming.

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