In October, the New Caledonian Committee of Signatories to the Noumea Accord quietly released a document which will have important consequences for Australia and the South Pacific region. At first glimpse, the discussion paper, Reflexions sur l'avenir institutional, would be easy for those seeking change in New Caledonia to dismiss. Show More Summary
South Korea said Friday it will start negotiations to join a U.S.-led trade pact covering a dozen Pacific and Asian nations. Click here for the full story
ByQuandaryFX: For centuries, China and Japan have fought for territory, resources, and affluence in the Pacific sphere. The years of warfare and strife have left these nations in a constant political tug-of-war in which each side maneuvers for clout and influence in this economically significant portion of the world. Show More Summary
On November 28, 1520, Ferdinand Magellan and three of his ships finally entered the Pacific Ocean after a horrendous thirty-eight days of trying to sail through the South American strait that eventually bore his name.
Taxonomist Kipling Will tracked a rare beetle through the jungles of the south Pacific... and almost lost his life in the process.
Goldberg reports from the South Pacific island nation of Kiribati, a “flyspeck of a United Nations member state” where locals are nervously eyeing the rising waters: If scientists are correct, the ocean will swallow most of Kiribati before the end of the century, and perhaps much sooner than that. … Before the rising Pacific drowns these […]
An eruption in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, just south of Japan, has created a new small island comprised of black volcanic tephra. The latest addition to the Ring of Fire region, known as Nishino-shima, is only 200 meters (650 feet) across and 20 meters
Anchovies beget sea lions, pelicans, dolphins and now the whales. Lots of them. Meanwhile: South Bay paddlers are told to stop bothering the great white sharks.
The Golden State Warriors (8-4) will travel south for a Pacific Division showdown with the Los Angeles Lakers (5-7) on Friday night. The Warriors, who are coming off of an 88-81 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, will be looking to get back...Show More Summary
Climate change hysteria requires increasingly taller tales. The latest issue of Businessweek blamed Republicans for the alleged future destruction of a small chain of islands in the South Pacific. Despite this finger pointing, this same article contrad...
Not yet a vacation destination... (Credit: Video screenshot by Eric Mack/CNET) The Pacific "ring of fire" is living up to its name this week in the sea south of Japan, where volcanic eruptions have been raising up -- or rather laying down -- a brand-new island. Show More Summary
Drawing energy from higher-than-average ocean temperatures, the storm cut through the South Pacific leaving an estimated $69 million in damage. The post Super Typhoon Haiyan May Leave Over 10,000 Dead appeared first on ThinkProgress...
Co-operating with U.S. allies, New Zealand soldiers making a mock assault on the beach of a South Pacific Island on January 17, 1944. [AP File Photo] President Obama has reiterated that the United States is a Pacific power. This is a geographic reality, and -- as I was recently reminded while standing at the U.S. Show More Summary
It looks like no bust this time, as Swire Pacific, Realogy Holdings, and Wells Fargo ride a condo-building boom.
Off the Treasury Islands in the South Pacific: Stanley Baranowski on the USS Cony: >Oct. 27, 1943 We got up at 3:30AM and at 5:00AM we went into GQ. We were laying off from island “Treasury” because we were fighting director for our planes. Show More Summary
South Korean LEGO artist OliveSeon (previously featured here) used LEGOs to recreate an awesome scene from the movie Pacific Rim in which the Gipsy Danger Jaeger battles the Knifehead kaiju. You know a monster is pretty freaking huge...Show More Summary
Hobby Inside is a South Korean professional LEGO building crew. They make multi-layered and very detailed LEGO dioramas for display. While most of their work depict cities and landscapes, they…
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Raymond gained strength as it remained nearly stationary off Mexico's southern Pacific coast Monday, though it threatened to hurl heavy rains onto a sodden region already devastated by last month's Tropical Storm Manuel.
48 hours in the South Pacific Groundhog’s Day tubes The post Nils Schweizer // P-Pass // 4:43 appeared first on SURFING Magazine.
Survivor South Pacific jury member Edna Ma appeared on Shark Tank last night, pitching her products that minimize pain for bikini waxing, Bare Ease and Numb Nuts (for men!). Her segment came in a strong episode that ended with a dramatic...Show More Summary