The WSJ notes that it’s been a big diplomatic week for China, with deals with Australia, South Korea and the US. But at the same time Russia and China agreed to conduct joint naval exercises not just in the Pacific, but also in the Mediterranean next yearm reports the International Business Times. CMC vice chairman […]
“You’ve got to be taught to hate…” (Oscar Hammerstein, “South Pacific”) The murder on Tuesday of five people and the serious wounding of several others while they were praying at
Norfolk Island, an Australian territory, is offering visitors an opportunity to experience its Thanksgiving tradition.
Peruvian coastal waters may provide suitable habitat that may help the recovery of endangered South Pacific green turtles, according to a study published November 19, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Ximena Velez-Zuazo from...Show More Summary
The 148-passenger Wind Spirit will move to the region year-round in May.
Andrew Carr Security, Russia "Let's not indulge those who still can't get over this by rewarding the word "power" for what is a mere sea cruise." One word that keeps cropping up in the recent hysteria about the movement of some Russian...Show More Summary
The Pacific Ocean could be called a ?continent of water.? It covers more than one third of the Earth?s surface and consists of thousands of islands??stretching from Indonesia and New Guinea to Easter Island off the coast of South America, and spanning the distance from Hawaii in the north to New Zealand in the south. Show More Summary
Located on an uninhabited rock island off the coast of Koror in Palau, Jellyfish Lake is one of 70 saltwater lakes on this South Pacific archipelago that were once connected to the ocean, but are now cut off. The isolated lakes became...Show More Summary
A long-held belief that offshore islands protect the mainland from tsunamis turns out to be the exact opposite of the truth, according to a new study. Common wisdom -- from Southern California to the South Pacific -- for coastal residents...Show More Summary
A 9-year-old boy was found 7,000 miles away from his Pennsylvania home on the tiny tropical island of Niue in the South Pacific last week. Billy Hanson of Seattle and his father Jeffrey Ford Hanson had gone missing after he visited him, but FBI and the island’s authorities eventually tracked them down on the island, which is about 1,500 miles northeast of New Zealand.
An experienced yachtsman who ferried his son halfway around the globe to a tiny remote South Pacific island faces federal kidnapping charges after the boy was rescued 7,000 miles from home.
Missing since September, a 9-year-old boy was found on a South Pacific island 5,500 miles away from where he was last seen. When Billy Hanson failed to return to his mother's home following a visit with his father in Seattle, she reported him missing. Show More Summary
They lived on a remote dot of land in the middle of the Pacific, 2,300 miles (3,700 km) west of South America and 1,100 miles (1,770 km) from the closest island, erecting huge stone figures that still stare enigmatically from the hillsides.But...Show More Summary
A 9-year-old boy reported missing in September has been found safe—on a tiny South Pacific island more than 7,000 miles from his home in Pennsylvania. Billy Hanson's mom reported the boy missing after he didn't come back from a visit with his father in Seattle, so authorities focused...
Daryl Morini Foreign Policy, Domestic Politics, South Pacific, New Caledonia, United States "Given the long list of items on the Obama administration’s foreign-policy agenda—American neglect of the South Pacific is understandable." Given...Show More Summary
Stefani Annaliese, Hairstylist Nice caftan. I got it at the Malcolm Shabazz Market in Harlem. I’ve always had this really flowy bohemian style—the boy I dated from when I was 14 till 22 was from the South Pacific islands and really influenced my style. But he was a Mormon, from... More »
Missing boy Billy Hanson found. Niue Island became home to a nine-year-old boy after his non-custodial father abducted him and transported them both to the South Pacific to start a new life. Now, the missing boy has been found aliveShow More Summary
A piece of aircraft debris found on a remote South Pacific atoll is reinforcing speculation that a sonar anomaly detected in 2012 just off the island is in fact the lost aircraft of Amelia [...] The post Has a Piece of Amelia Earhart’s Missing Plane Been Found? appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.
NOAA's GOES-West satellite captured an image of the birth of the Eastern Pacific Ocean's twenty-first tropical depression, located far south of Acapulco, Mexico. read more
A 5-year study conducted in 20 countries reveals that four different fruit flies — which cause incalculable damage to crops across Asia, Africa, the Pacific and parts of South America — are, in fact, the same species. The discovery will not only ease trade restrictions, but aid global efforts to reduce the pest's population. Read more...