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Chinese navy: A soft-power win in the Pacific

China's Peace Ark hospital ship is finishing up its four-week visit to the Pacific islands. Its tour covered Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea and was an important step in improving China's image in the region. Part of the People's...Show More Summary

Mars Sustainable Palm Oil 57% Traceable

Mars says 57 percent of the palm oil it sources can be traced back to a known mill in Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and Thailand, as of as of Aug. 31. The announcement comes as part of an initiative Mars launched in March that requires all of its suppliers to have a fully sustainable […]

Fires in Papua, Indonesia and New Guinea

According to a NASA story from 2009, "human activities in this area of the world have contributed to the growing fire emissions issue. Palm oil is increasingly grown for use as a cooking oil and biofuel, while also replacing trans fats in processed foods. Show More Summary

Daily 2 Cents: Witch Hunts Target Men -- 'It disappeared into a doorway in the sky' -- Possible Exposure to UFO Radiation

Modern-Day Witch Hunts Target Men In Papua New Guinea, a type of violence usually committed against women has increasingly targeted men: attacks on people accused of practicing witchcraft.Witchcraft accusations and the subsequent attacks on the accused have plagued communities in Papua New Guinea for years. Show More Summary

Gay Asylum Seekers In Australia Could Be Resettled In Anti-Gay Papua New Guinea: READ

6 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Several gay asylum seekers in Australia who fled persecution in their home countries could be resettled in Papua New Guinea, where homosexuality is punishable by up to 14 years in prison

Pacific Islanders Threatened By Climate Change Face a Legal Black Hole

Climate change is a daily reality on the Carteret Islands off the coast of Papua New Guinea. Photo via Flickr user Citt For Ursula Rakova, climate change isn’t a theory—it’s a tangible threat that has been encroaching upon her ancestral home on the Carterets Islands for decades now. Show More Summary

I Got Caught Up in Tribal Warfare in Papua New Guinea

Miyana, the village shaman, firing an arrow Last year I became the first Brit to live among the Baruya tribe, a people from the remote highlands of Papua New Guinea. Meals up there consisted overwhelmingly of sweet potato, so within a month my body had started to ache from lack of protein. Show More Summary

The Ocean is Taking Away My Island

I was born on the Carteret Islands, a group of six atolls just off the northeast coast of Bougainville Island in Papua New Guinea. They are home to over 2,700 people. Women are the traditional custodians of the land here. My grandmother passed our small island to my mother and she passed it on to me. Show More Summary

The Ocean is Taking Away My Island

I was born on the Carteret Islands, a group of six atolls just off the northeast coast of Bougainville Island in Papua New Guinea. They are home to over 2,700 people. Women are the traditional custodians of the land here. My grandmother passed our small island to my mother and she passed it on to me. Show More Summary

The Ocean is Taking Away My Island

I was born on the Carteret Islands, a group of six atolls just off the northeast coast of Bougainville Island in Papua New Guinea. They are home to over 2,700 people. Women are the traditional custodians of the land here. My grandmother passed our small island to my mother and she passed it on to me. Show More Summary

GEOBASS: Papua New Guinea - GoPro Edition

The GEOBASS boys go head to head with Papua New Guinea black bass. Pick too light of a rod and it’ll turn it into chopsticks. You can catch the full episode HERE.

The 29 Companies With the Best Maternity Benefits

What does the United States have in common with Swaziland and Papua New Guinea? We are one of only three countries in the world that does not mandate paid maternity leave. That's right, 178 other countries require paid leave for mothers who have just given birth. This map shows paid leave around...

Morning Reads for Tuesday, September 16th

On this day in 1940, Sam Rayburn became Speaker of the House. He would serve in the post for 17 years, longer than anyone else. He is pictured above at right with JFK. It’s Papua New Guinea Independence Day, and the day we are supposed to celebrate the ozone layer. Morning Reads after the jump: […]

Submarine Loss Commemorated 100 Years On

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has commemorated the 100th anniversary of the disappearance of its first submarine, HMAS AE1, with memorial services in Papua New Guinea and across Australia.

Search Continues for Lost 1914 Submarine

Royal Australian Navy Minehunter, HMAS Yarra, has been undertaking an underwater search off Papua New Guinea for HMAS AE1, the Navy’s first submarine. AE1

Volcano Erupts w/ Shockwave That Sends Clouds Flying

3 weeks agoOdd : Geekologie

"Hooooooly smokin' Toledos." This is the video shot by Philip McNamara off the cost of Papua New Guinea of Mount Tavurvu erupting with a shockwave that sends all the nearby clouds running for cover. God, what I would have given to have been sitting on top of that thing when it erupted. Show More Summary

Video of the Mount Tavurvur Volcano Erupting in Papua New Guinea

3 weeks agoOdd : Laughing Squid

YouTube user bacobjee captured some impressive closeup footage of Mount Tavurvur on the island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea erupting on August 29th, 2014. The active volcano has erupted a number of times over the past century, including an eruption in 2006 and one particularly massive occurrence in 1937 alongside the nearby volcano Vulcan, […]

Marvel At The Truly Awesome Sight (And Sound) Of A Volcanic Blast

3 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Check out this fantastic footage of Papua New Guinea's Mount Tavurvur ejecting untold heaps of lava, rock, and ash hundreds of meters into the air. Between the striking burst of clouds above the volcano and the jarring boom of the delayed shockwave, this is one of the most dramatic eruption videos we've ever seen. Read more...

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