• In Vanuatu, women draw strength from rhythm of the ocean

    June 10, 2019

    By Aude Emilie-Dorion In a remote part of the Pacific, water music is helping women deepen their ties to the ocean and strengthen their social and economic standing. DOLAP, Vanuatu – It’s here, in this village on the west coast of Gaua, a small island in the north of Vanuatu, that water music originated. Water […]

  • Living with rising seas in the Pacific Islands

    September 12, 2018

    As the oceans continue to rise due to a warming world on the coastline of the Pacific region, island residents have not given up hope. They try to find a way to adapt even with limited resources. Moce Islanders from Lau Group in Fiji, for instance, have to leave the land their families have lived […]

  • New Coconut Planting Method

    September 28, 2017

    By: Heather Maraki, Television Blong Vanuatu. The Vanuatu Government is currently working on a National Coconut Strategy to revive the coconut industry of Vanuatu, due to the effects of climate change and cyclones growing increasingly stronger.

  • “We’re sinking here”: Climate change laps at the door of the Torres Strait

    September 23, 2016

    By: SAILA HUUSKO/The Guardian [youtube] ‘I will live here, I will die here’: the Torres Strait Islanders being overrun by the sea – video Mebai Warusam sits under his stilt-supported house, facing the Pacific Ocean’s turquoise waters lapping 50 metres from his front gate. At 91, born and raised on the island of Saibai […]

  • This Canadian company wants to mine for gold on the bottom of the ocean

    September 23, 2016

    By: MICHAEL CASEY/Vice News As we drive down the empty, two-lane highway, the clusters of seaside resorts, tin-roofed homes and finely manicured lawns on this Papua New Guinea island give way to lowland rain forests and palm oil plantations. The telephone lines eventually disappear as do the satellite dishes and, within hours, the team from […]