Pacific

Cycle for Water Bamboo Bicycle Journey to Support Water Awareness

September 30, 2010 / No Comments

Joost Notenboom and Michiel Roodenburg, began their 18-month bicycle journey called ‘Cycle for Water’ on July 4, 2010 as part of their attempt to bring attention to the global water crisis. Starting from Deadhorse in Northern Alaska, the two Dutch friends are now en route to Ushuaia, the most southern tip of Argentina.

Tsunami Damage in American Samoa Following Pacific Earthquake on Video

September 30, 2009 / No Comments

The massive 8.0 earthquake that rocked the Pacific yesterday sent tsunami waves crashing down on American Samoa. This video, posted earlier today on YouTube, shows the incredible damage in Leone, American Samoa. Houses were washed away. Cars were left stranded in trees. Bloomberg is now reporting that at least 141 were killed. "You can imagine the sheer force," the narrator says. In ...

Pacific Areas Turned Protected Monuments by Bush

January 6, 2009 / No Comments

Though George W. Bush is not the best friend of those caring about the environment, he's going to do the right thing days before stepping off. Some 200,000 square miles of the amazingly beautiful and biologically diverse areas in the Pacific, are going to be declared "marine national monuments" preventing oil drilling or other extraction procedures. The protected area which includes ...