Micronesia

EU Mulls Including Turkey on Blacklist of Tax Havens

The European Union may include Turkey on a blacklist of tax havens as soon as next month, in a move that could further strain ties between Ankara and …

Angela Merkel

Missing Indonesian fishermen safe after capsizing in Pacific

The crew of a Japanese trawler found capsized in remote Pacific waters have been located safe and well in the Philippines, the US Coast Guard said …

U.S. Coast Guard

Bitcoin Mining Now Consuming More Electricity Than 159 Countries Including Ireland & Most Countries In Africa

Rank<p>Country<p>Electricity Consumption in kWh/year<p>Bitcoin Mining Consumption Relative To Country's Use<p>1<p>China<p>5,920,000,000,000.00<p>0.49%<p>2<p>United …

Western Sahara

To succeed, large ocean sanctuaries need to benefit both sea life and people

There is growing concern that the world’s oceans are in crisis because of climate change, overfishing, pollution and other stresses. One response is …

Oceans

Search underway for crew of capsized fishing ship off Palau

A multination search is underway for two Japanese and five Indonesian crew members after their fishing ship was found capsized about 400 kilometers …

U.S. Coast Guard

Russia is Vying for Power in the South Pacific

At the APEC Ministerial Meeting in the Vietnamese city of Da Nang earlier this month, Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov met with some of his regional counterparts from the region. In doing so he highlighted the significance and nature of Russia’s role in the Asia-Pacific, and in the South …

Russia

Nauru refugee regime to cost taxpayers $385 million over next 12 months

A Queensland construction firm and Liberal Party donor, picked to run refugee services on Australia's behalf in Nauru, will be paid $385 million by …

Refugees

Despite rising seas, Kiribati's president plans development

While some talk of evacuating, Kiribati's President Maamau says he wants to build and attract development to the Pacific island nation

Climate

States Face Children’s Health Coverage Uncertainty

Federal funding could soon run out<p>About two months after federal funding lapsed for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, state officials still …

Politics

Grave fears for Rohingyan refugee injured in Nauru motorbike crash

Refugee advocates say 28-year-old needs urgent surgery and ‘any delay could be a matter of life and death’<p>A refugee living in Australia’s offshore detention centre on Nauru has been seriously injured in a motorbike crash, on the same road where another refugee was killed earlier this month.<p>The …

News

Rohingya refugee on Nauru injured in motorcycle accident

A refugee injured in a motorcycle crash on Nauru has been vomiting blood, his friend says.<p>The Refugee Action Coalition said the man was injured in an …

Refugees

Sea Levels Are Already Rising. What's Next?

Climate change is battering coasts with storms and floods, but we still haven’t grappled with the risks of what’s to come.<p>President Trump has dismissed climate change as a hoax. But scientists project that, within the next 100 years, rising sea levels caused by climate change will submerge much of …

Climate Change

A Dispatch From Bonn: "1.5 To Stay Alive"

BONN, Germany — One of 12-year-old Faith Debrum’s favorite hobbies is diving off the seawall in front of her house and swimming to a nearby reef in …

Climate

Some Nauru staff flown out and more likely to follow, detention sources say

There have been reports that some case managers, sport and recreation staff, and teachers were flown out on Friday with little explanation<p>Staff at the Nauru detention centre have been flown off the island in a confusing and sudden apparent end to their employment, detention sources have said.<p>The …

Refugees

Pope Francis: These 4 'Perverse Attitudes' Could Push Earth to Its Brink

Pope Francis issued a strong message to negotiators at the COP23 climate talks in Bonn, Germany on Thursday, warning them not to fall into "four …

Climate

Countries Pledge to End Coal-Fired Power by 2030

Nearly 20 countries have agreed to phase out coal from power generation before 2030, launching the Powering Past Coal Alliance at the United Nations’ …

Climate

A Global Pact to Phase Out Coal

In our weekly roundup: Pledging to eliminate the use of coal, gene editing inside the body, and other science news.<p>The United Kingdom, Canada, and …

Science

14th Annual World Aquatic Health Conference Held in Denver - Swimming World News

The National Swimming Pool FoundationⓇ (NSPFⓇ) hosted the 14th Annual World Aquatic HealthTM Conference (WAHC), an industry-leading educational forum …

Swimming

‘Bankruptcy Tourists’ Battle for Assets From Caymans to Marshall Islands

A battle of so-called bankruptcy tourists has erupted in New York court, with unclear consequences for global companies and their bondholders.<p>On …

Business

Can D.C.’s longest-serving ambassador get the U.S. to stop snubbing his tiny nation?

<b>On a Wednesday in June, Hersey Kyota</b> — the longest tenured ambassador in Washington and, therefore, the dean of the city’s diplomatic corps — is meeting two fellow ambassadors for lunch. Kyota has for 20 years represented the tiny nation of Palau, a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean with a …

Lifestyle

Coal Is Out: 27 Governments Join Powering Past Coal Alliance To Phase Out Coal Globally

<b>BONN, GERMANY</b> -- Today, Canada and the UK announced the Powering Past Coal Alliance in partnership with 25 other governments from around the world. …

Climate

How The Shipping Industry Bullied Its Way Out Of Doing Anything To Fight Climate Change

Even as emissions from cargo vessels are surging, the industry is refusing to adhere to the Paris Agreement.<p>One of the starkest images to emerge after Hurricane Irma made landfall in early September came from the Bahamas. The Category 5 storm’s powerful winds sucked away the ocean from the shore, …

Climate

Global climate action must be gender equal

Women bear the heaviest brunt of global warming, and are less empowered to contribute to solutions. A new action plan agreed at the Bonn climate talks aims to reverse this inequality, writes Hilda Heine, Marshall Islands president<p>The women of the Marshall Islands and the Pacific have been fighting …

Climate

The Latest: Brazil says deforestation rate slowing

The Latest on the global climate talks taking place in Germany (all times local):<p>3:40 p.m.<p>Brazil says the rate of deforestation in its Amazon …

Climate

US People's Delegation Defies Trump at Bonn Climate Summit

Thanu Yakupitiyage of 350.org and Katia R. Aviles-Vazquez of It Takes Roots report from Bonn, Germany on the People's Climate Summit, and how …

Climate

Island nations prepare for a looming future without land

International climate talks continue this week in Bonn, Germany. But the actual host nation for the United Nation annual conference is Fiji, and it's the first time an island nation facing dire impacts of climate change has held the symbolic leadership role. (Fiji could not afford the cost of …

Climate

US Tops World in Vinyl Record Shops Overall, The Island of Palau Leads Per Capita

<i>Discogs</i> and its sister site <i>VinylHub</i> are two deep-diving favorites of next-level music nerdery. The digital catalogs are one-stop shops for burning …

Music

Chinese-made aircraft delivered to Pacific Island nation

A Chinese-made Y-12E aircraft was delivered to the Federated States of Micronesia, an island nation on the Western Pacific, on Friday.<p>A Y-12E …

News (China)

Islands lost to the waves: how rising seas washed away part of Micronesia's 19th-century history

At first glance it may not seem so, but the story of the now-vanished island of Nahlapenlohd, a couple of kilometres south of Pohnpei Island in …

Climate Change

Island Nations Urge Aggressive Action at U.N. Climate Meeting

The world's small islands have more to lose from runaway climate change than perhaps anywhere else on Earth.<p>Pacific and Caribbean islands have been …

Climate