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Disney's Moana Is Connecting A Generation Of Young New Zealanders To Their Maori Heritage

Moana made global history by being Disney's first feature-length film to center on a Polynesian princess, drawing inspiration from the legends of multiple South Pacific Ocean cultures. In New Zealand, though, the movie's connecting with local audiences of Maori descent in a unique and important way. More »      

3 tremors over 5.0 today in Oaxaca

Frightened residents took to the streets of Juchitán, Oaxaca, this morning when a 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck 56 kilometers south of Salina Cruz in the waters of the Pacific Ocean. The FULL STORY The post 3 tremors over 5.0 today in Oaxaca appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Earthquake: Magnitude 3.1 quake strikes near Salton Sea

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Saturday morning four miles from Fondo, Calif., just south of the Salton Sea,  according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:45 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 5.0 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 14 miles from...

This South Pacific island will change how you think about health care

For the last several weeks, I have been working as a medical volunteer on a remote island off the coast of Fiji called Batiki. Home to 234 natives, Batiki has no running water, and no electricity (other than solar generated power). The inhabitants are subsistence fishermen and farmers. They are filled with joy and a […]

U.N. Security Council to meet after North Korea fires another missile over Japan

SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea fired a second missile over Japan far out into the Pacific Ocean on Friday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, deepening tension after Pyongyang's recent test of its sixth and most powerful nuclear bomb.

North Korea fires another missile over Japan, deepening regional tension

SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea fired a missile that flew over Japan's northern Hokkaido far out into the Pacific Ocean on Friday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, deepening tension after Pyongyang's recent test of its most powerful nuclear bomb.

North Korea fires missile over Japan in longest-ever flight

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired an intermediate-range missile over Japan into the northern Pacific Ocean on Friday, U.S. and South Korean militaries said, its longest-ever such flight and a clear message of defiance to its rivals.

Pacific nations crack down on North Korean ships as Fiji probes more than 20 vessels

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - South Pacific island nations are scouring shipping records for vessels with links to North Korea after Fiji said it had identified 20 falsely flagged ships it suspects the isolated regime is using to evade United Nations sanctions.

Salmon Spill Sends Thousands Of Invasive Fish Swimming Up And Down The Pacific Coast

Last month, a pen in Washington State holding hundreds of thousands of fish broke, sending swarms of silver Atlantic salmon swimming to the south and north. As you're no doubt aware, Washington State is not on the Atlantic. Now, these invasive fish have been reported as far as 240km away in Canada. More »      

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired an intermediate-range missile over Japan into the northern Pacific Ocean on Friday, U.S. and South Korean militaries said, its longest-ever such flight and a clear message of defiance to its rivals. Show More Summary

South Korea says North has fired another missile over Japan

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's military said North Korea fired an unidentified missile Friday from its capital Pyongyang that flew over Japan before landing in the northern Pacific Ocean.

North Korea Fires Another Missile

South Korea's military says North Korea fired an unidentified missile from its capital Pyongyang that flew over Japan on Friday before landing in the northern Pacific Ocean, the AP reports. It was the second aggressive test-flight over Japan in less than a month, and it followed North Korea's sixth and...

Advance voting begins in closely fought New Zealand election

Advance voting has begun for New Zealand's general election, which could see a change of government in the South Pacific nation for the first time in nine years. Election officials … Click to Continue »

Why Fiji is the ultimate tropical paradise getaway

This remote archipelago of 332 islands and 522 smaller islets is scattered across the South Pacific Ocean. And it's the embodiment of a tropical paradise, writes Keiligh Baker.

Sea Princess Freshens Up For a Date With Brisbane

The lovely Sea Princess has long been a staple of the Australian cruise scene, and will sail from Brisbane in the upcoming 2017-2018 summer season to provide Queenslanders with fabulous holidays on the South Pacific. Before she begins her Brisbane dalliance, this Princess is getting a makeover. Show More Summary

Record-low 2016 Antarctic sea ice due to 'perfect storm'

A study from the University of Washington found the record loss was brought on by a ‘one-two punch’ from the Pacific Ocean and the South Pole, with the 'perfect storm' of atmospheric conditions.

Global Health: Infectious Mosquitoes Are Turning Up in New Regions

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From Southern California to the South Pacific, reports of nonnative species are rising.

SitRep: South Korea and the Military Option

  By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Pacific fleet commander speaks in Seoul. On Tuesday, just two days after North Korea’s sixth and largest nuclear test to date, Adm. Scott Swift, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, called the regime of Kim Jong-un regime “irrationally self-destructive,” which takes “actions and behaviors that defy logic and...

North Korea Reportedly Readying Ballistic Missile Launch

South Korean officials warned early Monday morning that North Korea appeared to be making preparations to launch a ballistic missile, possibly an intercontinental ballistic missile with the capacity to reach the North Pacific, BBC News reported. “We have continued to … More » The post North Korea Reportedly Readying Ballistic Missile Launch appeared first on EveryJoe.

Where the border fence meets the sea, a strange beach scene contrasting the U.S. and Mexico

Thrusting into the sky from the edge of the Pacific, Tijuana’s lighthouse, or faro, sends out a beacon where the northwestern nook of Latin America edges against the southwestern tip of the United States. A coastal esplanade south of the fence marking the international boundary is both a beachy...

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