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Volcano Erupts in Papua New Guinea, Diverting Flights

A volcanic eruption in Papua New Guinea on Friday sent smoke and ash spewing high over the South Pacific island nation, leading some aircraft to alter their flight paths. Mount Tavurvur on East New Britain Island erupted hours before dawn, a bulletin from the Rabaul Volcanological Observatory said. There have been no reports of injuries……

South Pacific Volcano Erupts, Diverts Flights

Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano still hasn't blown its top but an eruption is disrupting aviation on the other side of the world: Flights between Australia and Asia have been diverted and an ash cloud could disrupt flight plans further after a major eruption in Papua New Guinea, the AP reports. Mount...

France returns skull of New Caledonian chief, 135 years on

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

France returned the skull of a New Caledonian rebel chief on Thursday, 135 years after it was cut off in a battle between the people of the South Pacific island and their French colonisers. In a solemn ceremony in Paris, France's Overseas...Show More Summary

Hauntingly Beautiful Estate Near Santa Barbara Reviving a Sense Of Awe

This impressive Santa Barbara luxury home occupies a four acre piece of land in a gated community between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez mountains south of Los Angeles. Located in the vicinity of Santa Barbara, the home in the Cima...Show More Summary

France returns skull of New Caledonian chief, 135 years on

France returned the skull of a New Caledonian rebel chief on Thursday, 135 years after it was cut off in a battle between the people of the South Pacific island and their French colonisers. In a solemn ceremony in Paris, France's Overseas...Show More Summary

Sailing the South Pacific Circuit Aboard the Sofrana Surville [TIMELAPSE]

Sofrana Unilines, a New Zealand-based ship owner/operator filmed the entire 33-day round-trip voyage of its vessel Sofrana Surville as it sailed between New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea [...] The post Sailing the South Pacific Circuit Aboard the Sofrana Surville [TIMELAPSE] appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Six Islands in a Single-Engine, Part 1: Planning to Fly the South Pacific

4 days agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

It's the stuff of headlines, when a pilot ventures away from familiar runways to embark on an epic aviation adventure in a single-engine aircraft, and it's exactly what Jaunted contributor Joe Corrigan is doing. Follow along over the...Show More Summary

This tiny South Pacific nation owns one of the most lucrative internet suffixes in the world

This week, Amazon purchased Twitch — a company that live-streams people playing video games as if they were sports — for $1.1 billion, training a spolight not only on the lucrative world of online gaming, but on web-streaming services like Twitch that use.tv as an internet suffix. Show More Summary

Australian Forces in S. Pacific Disaster Relief Exercise

Almost 200 members of the Australian Navy, Army and Air Force are joining forces with personnel from across the region in a major humanitarian relief exercise in the South Pacific,

There Have Been Five—Yes, Five!—Monster Hurricanes in the Eastern Pacific This Year

Right now, swirling south of the Baja California peninsula, is a monster hurricane named Marie. Currently a Category 4 storm with 145 mile per hour maximum sustained winds, yesterday the storm was a full fledged Category 5, with 160 mile per hour winds. Show More Summary

Hurricane Marie Intensifies In Pacific, Dangerous Forecast

Hurricane Marie is becoming a relatively rare occurrence as a storm in the South Pacific that may affect latitudes north of South and Central America. Headed west-northwest, Hurricane Marie is currently a Category 4 weather event, with wind speeds over 150 miles per hour. These winds are expected to slow to 105 mph by Tuesday

Earthquake Rattles Napa Harvest

This morning shortly after 3:00 AM Pacific Time, the strongest earthquake to hit Northern California since the devastating 1989 Loma Prieta quake struck in American Canyon, just south of Napa. Latest measurements are somewhere between...Show More Summary

Ryu sets course record at Canadian Women's Open

last weekNews : The Newsroom

LONDON, Ontario (AP) — On the eve of the Canadian Pacific Women's Open, So Yeon Ryu, Na Yeon Choi and Inbee Park got together for dinner with some fellow South Korean golfers.

Off the beaten track: Southern Oregon’s South Slough Reserve

2 weeks agoVehicles / RVs : RV.NET Blog

Though the sea is enjoyable and invigorating any time of year, fall is a great time to RV along the rocky Pacific coastline. The lure is a direct result of the transition that follows Labor Day, the official end of summer. Traffic no longer impacts Route 1, kids are all back in their schools and [...]

Kerry visits Solomon Islands, sees WWII memorials

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

HONIARA, Solomon Islands (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry paid a visit Wednesday to the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, where he met the tiny nation's leaders and commemorated the ferocious World War II battles fought on Guadalcanal.

GoPro footage shows what it's like to land dive using vines as rope

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Bungee jumping seems like a much safer alternative when you're comparing it to the ancient tradition of land diving (or nagol). National Geographic shows how villagers in the South Pacific jump off a rickety 100 foot tower toward the ground with only vines attached to their ankles. Crazy. Read more...

Neogene Marine Vertebrate Paleodiversity in Temperature Pacific South America

Rise and fall in diversity of Neogene marine vertebrates on the temperate Pacific coast of South AmericaAuthors:Villafaña et alAbstract:Even though Neogene outcrops along the temperate Pacific coast of South America harbor a rich marine vertebrate fossil record, no studies have examined the diversification patterns of these taxa. Show More Summary

Theatre - Anything Goes

08 Sep 2015-31 Oct 2015 Having teamed for Rodgers and Hammerstein's hits South Pacific and The King and I, John Frost and Opera Australia put Cole Porter's 1934 Broadway hit...

The Horrific Crocodile Massacre of Ramree Island

In the annals of our World Wars, there have been many atrocities committed by our kind against each other. The South Pacific during World War II holds a special distinction for being an especially brutal and savage killing ground the likes of which humankind has never seen...

The Spacecraft Cemetery

[Image: The International Space Station, courtesy NASA]. While emailing with a colleague yesterday, I realized that I had never really written about the so-called "spacecraft cemetery" of the South Pacific, a remote patch of ocean water...Show More Summary

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