By lifting their gaze to the treetops rather than poking around on the ground, researchers discovered eight new species of masked bees.
China is asserting itself in the South Pacific, prompting efforts from the US and its allies to contain its influence.
From the cuscus with the fancy coat, to the wallaby often sporting a single white glove, a wide variety of life evolved on island homes in the south-west Pacific.
Papua New Guinea’s relative proximity to both China and Australia could give the US a military advantage in the Pacific region.
Big resorts, cruise ships and visitor numbers are all up for debate across the Pacific, but economic pressure may test how post-pandemic reality lives up to the sustainability rhetoric.
Gift-giving might seem needlessly cumbersome and stressful. But the costs and benefits of the custom aren’t what they seem.
As part of the nation’s massive wartime mobilization effort, millions of Americans, for the first time, traveled abroad – where many had their first encounters with the marine predators.
Opening Australia up to the South Pacific before the rest of the world would provide practical aid that Australia’s rivals cannot.
New research confirms that massive plumes of buoyant hot rock once rose from near the Earth’s core to the surface and triggered vast volcanic eruptions - and that New Zealand sits on top of one.
The Indonesian president outlined four major steps to improve the relationship, two of which were quite unexpected.
A recent ruling by the UN’s Human Rights Committee recognized that climate refugees do exist, and acknowledged a legal basis for protecting them when their lives are threatened by climate change.
A devastating quake and tsunami in the Pacific Ocean prompted a new kind of post-disaster research. Ten years on, we need these lessons to prepare for a precarious future.
Island nations composed of low-lying atolls are at risk of being wiped out by rising sea levels in the era of climate change. Yet the international community is doing next to nothing to help them.
Rising sea levels and tectonic activity have eroded the coastlines of the low-lying Carteret Islands in the South Pacific.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s historic visit to Vanuatu is centred around security. This fits a pattern shifting the focus from development to militarisation in Australia’s Pacific foreign policy.
The re-election of a former coup leader as Fiji’s prime minister comes as Australia pays more heed to the south-west Pacific.
The reports are speculative at best, but that hasn’t stopped a torrent of over-wrought commentary on Chinese military expansion and the potential threat to Australia.
Researchers ran computer simulations that take into account environmental variability and geographical setting to investigate how early explorers made it to these tiny, remote islands in the Pacific.
Cyclone Winston produced wind speeds of around 300 km per hour, making it one of the strongest storms to make landfall.
The people of Vanuatu have always had to cope with extreme weather events, but natural disasters on the scale of Cyclone Pam test their strengths and leave areas of vulnerability exposed.