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Oh, great — another plastic garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean

Capt. Charles Moore, the sailor who brought the giant vortex of plastic debris floating in the north Pacific ocean to our attention, now says there is another enormous plastic patch growing in the South Pacific. Moore and the research team from Long Beach-based Algalita Marine Research and Education,...

Living and Working in Japan

Japan or the land of the rising sun lies in the Pacific Ocean, to the east of the Sea of Japan, and it neighbours South Korea, North Korea, China and...

Northwest Passage's history marked by dangers, death

European explorers had long speculated about the existence of an Arctic route that connected the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and would avoid the long journey around South America's Cape Horn.

Cruise Crowding in Sydney - What’s the Solution?

Sydney Harbour is a busy place. The beautiful harbour city is the cruise hub of the South Pacific, and with the cruise industry Down Under growing exponentially year on year, it’s hard for the infrastructure to keep up. Multiple ships...Show More Summary

Earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude strikes off Tonga: USGS

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck off the South Pacific island nation of Tonga on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Papua New Guinea PM wins seat in general election as votes are tallied

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The prime minister of Papua New Guinea (PNG), Peter O'Neill, has won a fourth term in Parliament, but the South Pacific nation is still no clearer on who will lead it through a period of economic uncertainty.

How a Blogger Exploded the Hot New Theory About Amelia Earhart With 30 Minutes of Online Searching

Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared in a twin-engine plane 80 years ago this month. Since then, seemingly every piece of flotsam and jetsam in the South Pacific has been analyzed for connections to the fatal flight: bone fragments, sheets of aluminum, “ointment pots,” and scents perceptible only to dogs. Show More Summary

Severe New Zealand storm causes power cuts, flight and road disruptions

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Severe wind, rain and snow caused flight disruptions, road closures and power outages across New Zealand on Thursday, when the South Pacific island nation was hit by a storm carrying gales of up to 160 km an hour (100 mph).

Earthquake of magnitude 6.7 strikes off Papua New Guinea: USGS

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 struck off the town of Rabaul in the south Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey said.

'In the Soundless Awe': Terror and heroism in story of USS Indianapolis

The story of the USS Indianapolis perhaps remains best known in popular culture through "Jaws." Robert Shaw's Quint delivers an unforgettable monologue outlining his experiences in the shark-infested waters of the South Pacific after a Japanese submarine sank the Navy vessel. Some of the details...

Port Denarau, Fiji awarded “Fish Friendly” Marina by Marina Industries Association

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The Marina Industries Association (MIA) has recently awarded Port Denarau in Fiji with “Marina Fish Friendly” and “Marina Level 3” accreditations, a first for the South Pacific

North Korea in the Next Five Years

American preponderance in the Pacific, low oil prices and South Korea's economic needs all argue for reconciliation with the North.

What’s the Real Story Behind Those Amelia Earhart Photos History Channel Is Touting?

Amelia Earhart, perhaps as no other missing person, has captured and held the imagination of the public over a span of decades since her disappearance over the South Pacific in 1937. There are three main theories about her disappearance. Show More Summary

New clue may reveal answer to Amelia Earhart disappearance

It was 80 years ago this week that Amelia Earhart disappeared in the south Pacific and made headlines around the world. Chip Reid reports that there's a new clue in the greatest mysteries in aviation history.

Papua New Guinea votes with corruption and economic woes key

Papua New Guinea voters are going to the polls in elections dominated by corruption allegations hanging over their prime minister and the South Pacific island nation's deepening economic woes. Voting … Click to Continue »

New Caledonia private TV to broadcast news in Kanak languages

For the first time ever, local television station Caledonia TV, in the French south Pacific department of New Caledonia, will broadcast the news in Kanak, the language of the islands, to “ break the taboo” around these languages that have been largely marginalized until now.

French Polynesia, Cuba travel and a beach cleanup in San Pedro

SOUTH PACIFIC Presentation Bernadette Murphy will take you to the French Polynesian islands of Moorea, Rangiroa and Marlon Brando’s private atoll, Tetiaroa. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220.? CAMPING Presentation...

Search for Amelia Earhart: Dogs to Help Solve Mystery by Hunting for Pilot’s Remains on Uninhabited South Pacific Island

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Four forensic dogs could help solve the mysterious 1937 disappearance of Earhart, who was attempting to fly around the world.

Cruising aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin in 2018

Dip your toes into a world of South Pacific wonder and be forever changed by her beauty. Let your senses be astounded on board the m/s Paul Gauguin. The multiple award-winning luxury cruise company, Paul Gauguin Cruises, have recently debuted their 2018 Tahiti, French Polynesia & South Pacific Brochure. Show More Summary

US Ships on Course for More Days in South China Sea

U.S. Navy ships are on track to spend more time in the South China Sea this year, U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Scott Swift said on Thursday in China, where a U.S. warship was making a port call. The visit by the USS Sterett guided-missile destroyer to Zhanjiang in Guangdong province…

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