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Sage Grouse “Protection Act” is Poorly Named, and Misleading

 Photo courtesy of USFWS Pacific South West, Flickr.com Consider this: Under doctor’s orders to lose 30 pounds by the end of the year, you’re within five pounds of the goal when he decides you can take another 12 months to get the job...Show More Summary

Can Oceania keep our airfare refund?

When Brian Dean’s wife falls ill before their South Pacific cruise, they don’t expect to lose their airfare. But now their cruise line wants to pocket their refund. Can it do that? Question: My wife and I booked a South Pacific cruise on the Oceania Marina recently. Show More Summary

Angry Birds to help save their counterparts in South Pacific

Rovio, the creator of the hugely popular Angry Birds games, said Thursday that it's teaming up with nature conservationist group BirdLife to disseminate information and help collect funds to protect birds in the region that are particularly...Show More Summary

South Bay's Pacific Center office building sells for $52 million

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Landlord Bixby Land Co. has sold a Torrance office building called Pacific Center for $68.5 million to Dallas real estate investment firm Stream Realty partners.

Many more A380s by 2033, but maybe less comfortable than now

Never mind about your big comfy A380s being at risk. According to the Airbus market forecast 2033 there will be 94 ‘Very Large Aircraft’ or VLAs serving the Australia and South Pacific. That’s more than four times the number of jets pushing the 500 seat mark on Australia routes at the start of 2014, which [...]

Chan Chan: World's Largest Adobe City

last weekHumor / odd : The Presurfer

image credit: Beatrice Murch Located near the Pacific coast in the Peruvian region of La Libertad, Chan Chan was the largest Pre-Columbian city in South America and the largest earthen architecture city in the world. The city itselfShow More Summary

Redesigning the World's Most Remote Human Settlement

last weekHumor / odd : Neatorama

Tristan da Cunha, in the middle of the southern Pacific Ocean, is the world’s most remote human settlement. The nearest big city is Cape Town, South Africa, which is 1750 miles away. The 270 inhabitants of the island live a slow-paced life without much of the modern connectivity the rest of us are used to. Show More Summary

Coast Guard cutter arrives in US with 14 tons of drugs

2 weeks agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

The cocaine, valued by the Coast Guard at $424 million, was seized by U.S. and Canadian forces in 19 separate incidents in the eastern Pacific Ocean near Central and South America

Coast Guard Arrives In San Diego After Seizing More Than 14 Tons Of Cocaine In Eastern Pacific Ocean

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Coast Guard cutter arrived Thursday in San Diego with more than 14 tons of cocaine, part of what authorities described as a surge of seizures near Central and South America. The cocaine, valued by the Coast Guard at $424 million, was seized by U.S. Show More Summary

US Discusses Increased Missile Defense on Korean Peninsula

US Pacific Command Commander Samuel Locklear said the United States, Japan and South Korea are working together to increase missile defense on the Korean Peninsula.

Japan, S Korea Risk Falling Hostage to US Policy in Asia

US, Japanese and South Korean diplomats are putting their heads together in Washington to discuss how best to align their countries’ policies in Asia and the Pacific.

An Ex-Pat's Adventures Helping Dogs on a Remote South Pacific Island

Yuyu Chiang (holding check) a MIOAW intern, held a fundraiser at Coop School by holding a movie night and selling popcorn. Patsy Peji Glad, Mioaw Majuro's Secretary holds the school mascot Ralik. What do you do when you are an animal-loving American expat living on an island where people eat dogs? If you're Lora Lee Mason, you get to work. Show More Summary

An Ex-Pat's Adventures Helping Dogs on a Remote South Pacific Island

Yuyu Chiang (holding check) a MIOAW intern, held a fundraiser at Coop School by holding a movie night and selling popcorn. Patsy Peji Glad, Mioaw Majuro's Secretary holds the school mascot Ralik. What do you do when you are an animal-loving American expat living on an island where people eat dogs? If you're Lora Lee Mason, you get to work. Show More Summary

Three ways the Washington state drought could help the West learn to adapt

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Unlike its golden-brown neighbor further south, Washington state was blessed with relatively generous storms over winter. But, as was the case in drought-stricken California, the naturally wild whims of Pacific Ocean winds conspired with a touch of global warming to bask the Evergreen State in...

50-Day Tales of South Pacific Voyage Highlights

Does a 50 Day voyage exploring the most beautiful Islands on Planet Earth sound like a dream vacation? If your answer is yes, then Holland America’s 50-Day Tales of the South Pacific should be on your prospective list of trips. 50-Day Tales of the South Pacific Itinerary Departing on Sept 27th, 2015 from Seattle, ms Amsterdam will cover […]

Superyacht Dragonfly Comes to Vanuatu’s Rescue After Devastating Cyclone

Under the direction of the yacht owners, the crew of M/Y Dragonfly put the hammer down and sailed 1600 nautical miles over 3.5 days to reach the south Pacific island nation [...] The post Superyacht Dragonfly Comes to Vanuatu’s Rescue After Devastating Cyclone appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Ocean Bounty

The government of Britain recently announced the designation of the world's largest marine reserve in the waters surrounding Pitcairn Island, a British overseas territory in the South Pacific. One of the most remote populated islands...Show More Summary

Rand Paul and the Problem of Political Experience

When Rand Paul launches his campaign for President today, in a speech in Louisville, he is unlikely to talk about serving as an Army general or, for that matter, saving the lives of Naval officers in the South Pacific. Nor will he speak of publishing a newspaper, leading one of the nation’s most prestigious universities, or directing the C.I.A. Show More Summary

Real Estate Sold: Last Week's Top Sales: Shuffles in the Park Lane, South Park

Listed for: $5.95M Received: 5.6M Size: 5-bed, 4.5-bath single-family home Location: 2542 Fillmore St, Pacific Heights The skinny: This remade home, originally built in 1904, imported an open plan into what must have once been a boxy cascade of...

Cruise News: Major cruise lines sail into lucrative adventure travel

Some destinations fuel my sense of wanderlust: the Galápagos Islands, Mexico's Gulf of California, Alaska, the South Pacific and Antarctica, among them. Cruises to these destinations offer once-in-a-lifetime adventure and a chance to see remote beaches, hidden coves and fascinating wildlife.

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