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Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden in Stanford, California

Created by a group of visiting artists, the works in the somewhat hidden Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden at Stanford University offer a uniquely tribal feel to the otherwise traditional Californian campus. Placed in an out of the way...Show More Summary

Ocean Acidification robs reef fish of their fear of predators

Research on the behavior of coral reef fish at naturally-occurring carbon dioxide seeps in Milne Bay in eastern Papua New Guinea has shown that continuous exposure to increased levels of carbon dioxide dramatically alters the way fish respond to predators. 

Solomon Islands Earthquake 2014: Massive 7.6 Quake, Tsunami Watch Begins

A massive earthquake hit the Solomon Islands early Sunday morning, the second 2014 quake to top the 7.0 mark on the Richter scale in that region. Just one day ago, a 7.1 earthquake struck off Bougainville Island in Papua New Guinea, not far from the western Solomon Islands in the remote region of the South

Papua New Guinea Earthquake 2014 Registers 7.1: Local Tsunami Alert Issued

The coast of Papua New Guinea was hit with its first earthquake of 2014 at about 5:07 in the afternoon local time Friday — or 3:07 in the morning U.S. East Coast time. The powerful earthquake first appeared to top out at 7.4 on the Richter scale, but the reading was later revised downward to

7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near Papua New Guinea

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea Friday morning. The U.S. geological survey placed the epicenter 35 miles southwest of the town of Panguna on Bougainville Island. See also: The Comparative Anatomy of the Xbox One vs. Show More Summary

Strong quake hits near Papua New Guinea

Earthquake with magnitude of 7.3 recorded off Bougainville Island, according to US Geological Survey.

NASA catches Tropical Cyclone Ita near Papua New Guinea

The twenty-third tropical cyclone of the Southern Pacific tropical cyclone season has developed near the Solomon Islands and strengthened into Tropical Storm Ita on April 5. NASA satellite imagery showed the center of circulation just southwest of Sudest Island. Sudest is a volcanic island within Milne Bay Province of Papua New Guinea. read more

Honduran Palm Oil Cooperative Named World’s Most Sustainable by Rainforest Alliance

Palm oil plantations are destroying animal habitats, threatening forest peoples, and ravaging rainforests in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Papua New Guinea. However it doesn't have to be that way - Hondupalma just became the world's most sustainable palm oil plantation

The Truth About Reza Barati Must Be Told

Is the Federal Government encouraging Papua New Guinea to bury what happened during the attack on Manus Island detention centre? Ben Eltham on our best chance to learn the truth

How climate change will acidify the oceans

Off the remote eastern tip of Papua New Guinea a natural phenomenon offers an alarming glimpse into the future of the oceans, as increasing concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere make sea water more acidic. Streams of volcanic CO2 bubbles emerge from deep under the seabed here, like a giant jacuzzi. As the bubbles of […]

Tony Abbott in PNG: Knowns and unknowns

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott went to Papua New Guinea last week and stayed for three days. He met with his counterpart, Peter O'Neill, with members of the PNG business community and with emerging leaders, among others. Speeches were made and conversations were held. Show More Summary

Trail's end

3 weeks agoHealth / Fitness : Jill Outside

Shana and I stayed up late again, carving away the small hours with dark chocolate and stories about her childhood in Papua New Guinea versus mine in suburban Salt Lake City. We'd just met 36 hours prior, when I showed up at her doorstep in Nome with a suitcase and a forlorn homeless puppy look on my face. Show More Summary

The Time is Now: Raising the Profile of Women’s Issues in Papua New Guinea

Participants are photographed during a breakout session on the first day of the PNG Women’s Forum in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on March 6, 2014. [State Department photo/ Public Domain] “I am a woman, hear me roar,” could have been the informal motto of the Papua New Guinea Women’s Forum -- a two-day powerhouse event organized by the U.S. Show More Summary

Exxon's LNG Production To Receive A Boost This Year

By Trefis: Exxon Mobil’s (XOM) Papua New Guinea (PNG) liquefied natural gas (LNG) project is running four months ahead of schedule and is expected to ship the first LNG cargo to Asia by mid-year. The company holds a 33.2% operating stake in the $19 billion project. Show More Summary

Abbott in PNG: Advice from the younger generation

Tonight, Tony Abbott flies into Port Moresby on his first visit to Papua New Guinea as prime minister. So far his foreign minister, Julie Bishop, has done the heavy lifting in the relationship, building on several visits in opposition with a high profile visit in February. Show More Summary

Papua New Guinea to Australia: Let's Just Be Friends

Co-authored with Sam Nallen Copley It is never easy being friends with an ex, and sometimes it's better just to move on. As of March 1, Australians are no longer able to enter their former colony of Papua New Guinea without pre-obtained visas. Show More Summary

Flying the Giant Pigeon Dash-8-100 — In the Cockpit

P2-MCK on the ground at Goroka in the New Guinea Highlands – Photo: Bernie Leighton | AirlineReporter This is part of a series about visiting Papua New Guinea. In part one, Bernie reviewed flying Air Niugini. In part two, he visited (New) Ireland and (New) Britain via a Q400. In part three, he checked [...]Show More Summary

Urban Mining

In a recent blog post (see Mining the Abyss) on deep ocean mining, I described a project off the coast of Papua New Guinea where a multinational corporation was engaged in scouring the ocean floor to recover gold, silver, copper, and...Show More Summary

Writing down an unwritten language

2 months agoAcademics : The Endeavour

In this post I interview Greg Greenlaw, a friend of mine who served as a missionary to the Nakui tribe in Papua New Guinea and developed their writing system. (Nakui is pronounced like “knock we.”) JC: When you went to … Read more ›

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