A new analysis of deep soil sediments accumulated in the mangroves of Pohnpei and Kosrae islands reveals a potentially different history of human arrival in this oceanic region.
When Pacific Forum economic ministers meet today in Vanuatu, the region’s troubled airline sector should be high on their agenda.
China seeks two main things from the region – one diplomatic and one strategic.
A Zoom meeting, a leadership vote and five offended Micronesian states. The Pacific’s key international body is down, but not yet out.
Pacific communities have always been resilient, surviving on islands in the middle of oceans for more than 3,000 years. But climate change is an unprecedented challenge.
In 1850, the Micronesian island of Nahlapenlohd was the scene of Pohnpei state’s first battle involving cannons and muskets. Less than two centuries later, it has sunk beneath the waves.
Over-fishing is a massive environmental and economic challenge. Fortunately, there are new solutions being trialled – including in a tuna hotspot in the Pacific.