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Western Pacific spawns four tropical cyclones in a week

The Philippines, Micronesia, the Marshall Islands and Solomon Islands contend with the effects of tropical storms.

Magnitude 5.8 quake hits off Solomon Islands: USGS

(Reuters) - A magnitude 5.8 quake struck off the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Wednesday.

Pacific Island links: Bougainville history, PNG diplomatic row, Solomons economy and more

Keri Phillips' excellent backgrounder on the conflict in Bougainville and the upcoming referendum. Results of the Bougainville elections are scheduled to be released on 8 June. Tensions between Australia and PNG over the proposed Australian...Show More Summary

Southern Maryland community calendar, June 25-July 2, 2015

Thursday, June 25Little Minnows Ages 3-5. Learn about oysters and how they clean water. 10-11 a.m. Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. 410-326-2042. www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. $5, members free.Read full article >>

Magnitude 6.8 quake strikes off Solomon Islands: USGS

(Reuters) - A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck close to the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific Ocean, just days after the archipelago was hit by another strong earthquake, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Friday.

Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands

A 6.9-magnitude quake has hit islands in the Pacific, but no tsunami warning was issued and no major damage is expected.

Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake Registered Near Solomon Islands

The US Geological Survey said that a 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck nearby the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific on Thursday.

Strong quake hits near Solomon Islands, no tsunami expected

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A strong earthquake struck near the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but no tsunami was expected and there were no immediate reports of damage.

Southern Maryland community calendar, May 14-21, 2015

Thursday, May 14Sea Squirts: Ship Shape Children 18 months to 3 years can learn about shapes on boats. Thursday 10 and 11 a.m. Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. 410-326-2042. www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. Free.Read full article >>

Why more than 15,000 dolphins have been killed in Solomon Islands drive hunts

2 months agoHealth : The Checkup

Drive hunting -- when groups of hunters on canoes fan out far off-shore and clap stones together as they round up dolphins -- has been taking place off the Solomon Islands for many years.Now, researchers who examined detailed hunting...Show More Summary

Solomon Islands dolphin hunts cast spotlight on small cetacean survival

A new study on the impact of 'drive-hunting' dolphins in the Solomon Islands is casting a spotlight on the increasing vulnerability of small cetaceans around the world. From 1976 to 2013, more than 15,000 dolphins were killed by villagers...Show More Summary

Tiny village kills thousands of dolphins for their teeth in the Solomon Islands

Between 1976 and 2013, a small village in the Solomon Islands killed 15,400 dolphins--for their teeth. Prized for use as jewelry, currency and even bride price, the teeth fetched about $0.70 a piece in 2013, according to a report published in the Royal

Down but not out: Endangered hawksbill sea turtle is back in the fight

Hawksbill sea turtles: A conservation success story for an endangered species on the Solomon Islands.

Southern Maryland community calendar, March 26-April 2, 2015

Thursday, March 26Little Minnows: “Let’s Sprout” For children 3-5, a [program about seeds and how plants are grown. 10-11 a.m. Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. 410-326-2042. $5. Read full article >>

The Wages of Cyclone Pam

Over the weekend, Cyclone Pam, one of the most severe tropical storms ever measured in the Southern Hemisphere, struck the small island nations of Tuvalu, Kiribati, the Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu, where it killed at least eleven people. Show More Summary

New Zealand Reportedly Spied on Solomon Islands Government

Leaked documents showed that New Zealand's Government Communications Security Bureau used an Internet spy system to intercept documents of officials close to the Solomon Islands' prime minister.

Vanuatu Braces Itself for Arrival of Cyclone Pam

The Pacific nation of Vanuatu has put itself on alert as a destructive cyclone approaches; the forbidding storm is currently intensifying in the South Pacific Ocean, east of the Solomon Islands.

Pacific Island links: Youth unemployment, PNG police, illegal fishing, labour mobility and more

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare spoke to Jemima Garrett about the challenge of finding jobs for the huge numbers of unemployed youth. PNG's police force faced harsh criticism since the shooting in Hanuabada on 23 January. Show More Summary

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