Tag Archives: Pacific

Solomon dolphin hunt: survival or just business?

Al Jazeera’s 101 East  joins an annual tribal dolphin hunt in the Solomon Islands and ask whether this ancient practice should be stopped. In a remote Pacific paradise in the Solomon Islands, a village continues a centuries-old tradition that has … Continue reading

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Marshall Islands: Tidal flooding has caused widespread damage

A state of emergency has been declared in Marshall Islands due to king tides which have inundated communities living on low-lying attols. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, regional office for the Pacific says waves washed … Continue reading

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39 Whales Die Beached in New Zealand’s South Island

Local authorities say all 39 pilot whales stranded on New Zealand South Island’s Farewell Spit are dead. Full Story: Thirty-nine pilot whales stranded on Farewell Spit at the top of the South Island could not be saved, say New Zealand … Continue reading

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