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Guam, a prime military target for the Chinese

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By Rick Perez Guam remains a key target for the Chinese military. During the Cold War Guam was a target of the Soviet military in...

Why the volcanic eruption in Tonga was so violent, and what to expect next

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By Shane Cronin The Kingdom of Tonga doesn’t often attract global attention, but a violent eruption of an underwater volcano on January 15 has...

The most explosive eruption in 30 years, Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai rewrites tsunami rules

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By Ben Strang The eruption of the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai volcano in Tonga sent literal shock waves around the world. It’s understood to have been the most explosive...

Isabel landowners fight for ownership over Tubi logs

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By Ofani Eremae When Malaysian logger Richard Kong Sing Ngea pleaded guilty in December 2020 to the illegal harvesting of Tubi trees in Solomons’ Isabel...

Horrors of Hiroshima, a reminder nuclear weapons remain global threat

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Despite the annihilation of two major Japanese cities in 1945, atomic bombs have not been relegated to the pages of history books, but continue...

Pacific collective oppose Japanese Government utility company’s plans to dump radioactive waste in the...

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The Pacific Collective on Nuclear Issues (the Collective) representing Pacific civil society organisations (CSOs) strongly opposes the plans of the Japanese Government and the...

Has COVID-19 ended seafaring for Kiribati?

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Written by Maria Borovnik, Charlotte Bedford, Rochelle Bailey The Kiribati government closed their international border late in March 2020, to keep their island population...

How the Glasgow dialogue can deliver finance for victims of the climate crisis?

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It is important to seize this opportunity to get dedicated support for people on the front lines of climate impacts, urgently and based on...

A plea to make widespread environmental damage an International Crime takes Centre stage at...

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By Katie Surma The campaign to make ecocide an international crime took center stage in the Hague on Tuesday as Bangladesh, Samoa and Vanuatu...

2022 Tide Prediction Calendars released; a new calendar for Ebeye-Marshall Islands

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Tide Prediction Calendars for 24 Pacific locations were distributed last week to National Meteorological Services and ocean stakeholders around the region to assist in...

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2022 FORUM ECONOMIC MINISTERS MEETING OUTCOMES

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The 2022 Forum Economic Ministers Meeting (FEMM) was convened on 11-12 August 2022. The meeting was chaired by  Johnny Koanapo Rasou, Minister for Finance...

Relationship between Pacific countries and development partners must be watertight: Vanuatu Finance Minister

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By Pita Ligaiula in Port Vila The geo-strategic competition intensifying in the Pacific region requires a reset in relationships that does not jeopardise diplomatic...

Vanuatu releases a world leading NDC to the Climate Change Paris Agreement

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Vanuatu, one of the world’s most climate vulnerable countries, has today submitted one of the world’s most ambitious nationally determined contribution (NDC) commitments to...