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Expert says major eruption in Papua New Guinea could be soon

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Seismic activity beneath a Papua New Guinea volcano could mean that a major eruption was imminent, a volcanologist said on Thursday. Thousands of people have been evacuated from islands surrounding Kadovar Island off the South Pacific nation's north coast since a volcano t

AP - 2018-01-18 02:53:09

Vocus to scope out Pacific subsea cable for government

Vocus will spend the next three months consulting with the Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands governments on a high-capacity telecommunications subsea cable to connect them with Australia. Vocus has announced entering an agreement with Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to

ZDNET - 2018-01-18 00:48:07

Why Don't Norwegians Immigrate to the U.S.? Let's Look at Their Family Policies.

Last week, the president of the United States wondered aloud why America takes so many immigrants from poor countries (lest you forget, shithole was his term) and so few from places like, say, Norway. The comment was widely seen as crude, ungenerous, un-American, and more than faintly racist; it al

SLATE - 2018-01-17 16:03:25

Papua New Guinea: Volcanic Activity PNG Disaster Management Team Situation Update No. 7 (as of 17 January 2018)

Papua New Guinea's (PNG) Kadovar Island became active on 5 January 2018 with volcanic activity. The Kadovar population was evacuated to neighbouring Rup Rup island by 6 January with the East Sepik Provincial Government providing water and food relief as well as clothing. The Provincial Government i

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-01-17 13:32:38

P'nyang South well confirms Papua New Guinea field extension

Oil Search Ltd., Port Moresby and Sydney, reported success in its P'nyang South-2 ST1 appraisal well in P'nyang natural gas field in Papua New Guinea's Northwest Highlands. The well, drilled in retention license PRL3, reached a total depth of 2,725 m and encountered gas in good-quality Toro and Digi

OIL & GAS JOURNAL - 2018-01-16 20:26:10

Exxon finds oil, gas in Papua New Guinea

Reuters. Exxon finds oil, gas in Papua New Guinea Exxon Mobil (XOM -0.4%) says it discovered oil and natural gas after drilling the P'nyang South-2 well onshore Papua New Guinea and is evaluating the results with its partners Oil Search (OTCPK:OISHF, OTCPK:OISHY) and JX Nippon.XOM says it drilled

INVESTING.COM - 2018-01-16 17:12:32

Thousands evacuated after volcanic eruptions on Papua New Guinea

Thousands of people put at risk by a volcanic eruption in Papua New Guinea have been evacuated by the authorities. Eruptions on Kadovar Island in the East Sepik region of the South Pacific island led to Prime Minister Peter O'Neill orchestrating the evacuation. It is feared further eruptions might o


ExxonMobil (XOM) Finds Hydrocarbons In P'nyang South-2 Well

ExxonMobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has confirmed the availability of hydrocarbons in P'nyang South-2 well, located in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea. On drilling the onshore P'nyang South-2 well, to a total depth of 8,940 feet (2,725 meters), ExxonMobil hit upon high-quality, hydrocarbon-be


Papua New Guinea - Volcanic activity UPDATE (VAAC Darwin, media)(ECHO Daily Flash of 15 January 2018)

Kadovar volcano (Kadovar Island, East Sepik Province, north-east of Papua New Guinea), which started to erupt on 5 January, continues its activity. According to media, as of 15 January at 7:30 UTC, the Governor East Sepik province has ordered the evacuation of 5 000 people from the three interested


Philippines Volcano Lava Flows Threaten Thousands, Authorities Order Mass Evacuations

Dangerous flows of lava down the crater of the Philippines' most active volcano have followed ash clouds and rock falls, prompting authorities to evacuate around 9,000 residents for their safety. Scientists warned following an eruption on Monday that the Mayon volcano could turn "explosive," accordi


Volcano Eruption in Papua New Guinea Worsens as Mount Kadovar Blasts Out Red Rocks and Sulphur Dioxide

A dormant volcano that first began erupting on January 5 exploded on Friday, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of people from the Kadovar island in Papua New Guinea. At least 1,500 residents had been evacuated on Sunday and were brought to the Papuan mainland, about 15 miles from the Kadovar island


Kickstart Your Weekend: Help Fund A Coffee Mill In Costa Rica

Coffee on Kickstarter is nothing new-the site has hosted coffee projects from devices to new brewing methods to new cafes. But today I want to introduce you to Planting Costa Rica, a team of four youngsters based in Costa Rica, Germany, The Netherlands, and Chile who are working to revitalize the c


Papua New Guinea: Volcanic Activity - Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF n MDRPG007

The remote Kadovar Island volcano became active on 5 January 2018 with mild volcanic activity on the south-eastern side of the island. The Governor's office conducted an aerial assessment and observed lava flow on the island with an estimated 50-60 per cent of the island covered in lava. The entire


Papua New Guinea to cut discount on tuna fishing fees

The Papua New Guinea (PNG) government will this year end discounts to tuna fishing fees, which have grown to more than PGK 330 million ($100m) a year, Post Courierreported. Prime minister Peter O'Neill announced in December that PNG would move from a system of selling discounted fishing days to dome


The Puppy Bowl Now Has An Official Coffee

Whether you watch sports or not, you undoubtedly know someone who makes it a point to let everyone know they aren't going to watch the Super Bowl but are nonetheless going to watch the Puppy Bowl. And if you don't watch sports, you are probably that person. You probably also say something like "spor


Heatstroke blamed for death of PNG, Widnes rugby league player

Severe heatstroke may have caused the sudden death of Papua New Guinea rising star Kato Ottio, who had recently signed with English side Widnes Vikings, hospital officials say. The 23-year-old former Canberra Raiders player died from "a sudden health issue" while on a training run this week. He was


Kato Ottio's death caused by 'severe heatstroke' in Papua New Guinea

Kato Ottio's sudden death is thought to have been caused by severe heatstroke, the hospital where he was treated in Papua New Guinea has revealed. Ottio, who was due to travel to England on Thursday to begin his contract with Super League club Widnes, passed away at the Pacific International Hospita


Heat stroke link to league star Kai Ottio's training death

Heat stroke is being cited as a possible cause for the death of Papua New Guinea league star Kato Ottio. The 23-year-old centre, who was due to join English club Widnes, collapsed and died earlier this week while training at home ahead of his move north. The BBC reported that the Pacific Internation


The black feathers of the promiscuous bird-of-paradise offers scientific proof why black is the sexiest color

Black, a sexy, slimming color favored by mate-hunting humans, turns out to also be a color of courtship among birds. In a new study published in the journal Nature Communications, researchers report that the success of the mating dance of male birds-of-paradise (not to be confused with the flower) i


Super-Black Is the New Black

Blackbirds, it turns out, aren't actually all that black. Their feathers absorb most of the visible light that hits them, but still reflect between 3 and 5 percent of it. For really black plumage, you need to travel to Papua New Guinea and track down the birds of paradise. Although these birds are b