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Small tsunami follows powerful Papua New Guinea quake

No reports of damage or injuries in the South Pacific nation after tsunami triggered by 7.7-magnitude earthquake.

Mutiny on the Bounty Descendants Are About to Lose Control of Their Island

In 1789, a group of British Royal Navy mutineers set their tyrranical captain William Bligh adrift and, along with the wives they had taken earlier in Tahiti, settled on Pitcairn Island in the South Pacific Ocean. Within a decade, almost...Show More Summary

Earthquake: Magnitude 3.6 quake strikes in Joshua Tree National Park

A shallow magnitude 3.6 earthquake was reported Friday morning 14 miles south of Twentynine Palms in Joshua Tree National Park, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:36 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 1.2 mile.

Detecting the progression of ocean acidification from the saturation state of CaCO3 in the subtropical South Pacific

Progression of ocean acidification in the subtropical South Pacific was investigated by using high-quality data from trans-Pacific zonal section at 17°S (World Ocean Circulation Experiment section P21) collected in 1994 and 2009. During this 15-year period, the CaCO3 saturation state of seawater with respect to calcite (?cal) and aragonite (?arg) in the upper water column […]

To the Ends of the Earth: Loving Vanuatu After Cyclone Pam

How God uses international ties to grow our compassion for his global church. When Jesus exhorted his disciples to go to “the ends of the earth,” he may very well have been referring to Vanuatu, the South Pacific island chain that was...Show More Summary

Philippines Braces For Climate Change, And The Aid Community Adapts

At one point this week, there were four cyclones circling the South Pacific -- there is no question that extreme weather events are on the rise there. The post Philippines Braces For Climate Change, And The Aid Community Adapts appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Daily Caller Debunks Itself On Climate Change And Cyclone Pam

A Daily Caller article made a sweeping generalization to claim that global warming did not harm the South Pacific Islands when a deadly cyclone recently struck. But scientists quoted within the article itself explained definitively that...Show More Summary

Vanuatu cyclone death toll 'will not rise dramatically'

PM rules out higher death toll a week after devastating Cyclone Pam hit South Pacific island nation, killing 11 people.

Cyclone Pam Displaced Thousands. Here's How You Can Help

Officials behind humanitarian relief efforts in Vanuatu are desperately trying to connect those in need with crucial aid. On Friday and Saturday, Cyclone Pam struck the South Pacific island country with winds of more than 185 mph, Reuters reported. Show More Summary

Destitute and devastated

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CYCLONE PAM, which devasted the archipelago nation of Vanuatu on Friday March 13th, was the worst storm to hit the South Pacific since at least Cyclone Zoe in 2002. Sustained winds of 135 knots hit the archipelago, as well as Kiribati, Tuvalu and the Solomon Islands. Show More Summary

Death toll reaches 11 in Vanuatu, where Cyclone Pam limits rescuer access

The United Nations revised the death toll caused by Cyclone Pam, which tore through the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, downward from 24 to 11 Tuesday, as relief workers struggled to reach the country’s remote outer islands.

Squid 1, Shark 0

In South Pacific, hovering over the peaks of seamounts at depths more than one kilometer deep swims a squid. This dark red squid, Idioteuthis cordiformis, well over one meter in length (3.2 feet) hovers here…waiting.   Other species in the whip lash squid family are diminutive with microscopic suckers. These species likely feed by dangling their tentacles […]

24 Dead in Vanuatu After Cyclone Pam, U.N. Says

(WELLINGTON, New Zealand) — The United Nations reported Monday that 24 people are confirmed dead and 3,300 have been displaced by Cyclone Pam in the South Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu. Radio and telephone communications with outer islands have not yet been established two days after what the country’s president called a “monster” storm, the U.N.…

Photos: Isolated islands thrashed by Cyclone Pam pose challenge to relief efforts

Cyclone Pam, with winds of more than 185 mph, flattened homes, washed out roads and knocked out power to the South Pacific islands of Vanuatu over the weekend, and relief organizations were rushing to respond on Monday. Continue reading ? The post Photos: Isolated islands thrashed by Cyclone Pam pose challenge to relief efforts appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

No limit to life in sediment of ocean's deadest region

Scientists have found oxygen and oxygen-breathing microbes all the way through the sediment from the seafloor to the igneous basement at seven sites in the South Pacific gyre, considered the "deadest" location in the ocean.

Cyclone Pam tears through South Pacific; Vanuatu reports catastrophic damage, Kiribati flooded

Cyclone Pam, a category 5 storm which hit the South Pacific over Friday and Saturday (March 13-14th), has been described as a worst case scenario storm for the archipelago of Vanuatu. The storm lingered over the region for some 24 hours with winds of up to

Vanuatu: Cyclone Has Wrecked Whole Country

Vanuatu's president says the cyclone that hammered the tiny South Pacific archipelago over the weekend was a "monster" that destroyed or damaged 90%of the buildings in the capital and has forced the nation to start anew. Baldwin Lonsdale, who was attending a UN disaster conference in Japan when the cyclone...

As Cyclone Pam Devastates Vanuatu, Climate Experts Sound Alarm

Disaster ‘driving painfully home the rising risks from extreme weather and climate change,’ UN conference warns by Nadia Prupis As Cyclone Pam devastated the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, where resources are already strained under the effects of climate change, United Nations officials and the country’s president on Saturday called for immediate action to [...]

Cyclone Pam hits New Zealand

After devastating Vanuatu, this major storm system is still causing disruption across the South Pacific.

Cyclone Pam & Vanuatu’s Global Warming future: Fewer but Worse Storms

BBC News | – “A huge tropical cyclone with winds up to 270km/h (170mph) has devastated parts of the island nation of Vanuatu in the South Pacific. Cyclone Pam is being described…

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