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A Highway Megaproject Tears at the Heart of New Guinea’s Rainforest
The Pacific island of New Guinea, which harbors one of the world’s largest and most intact tropical rainforests, is the epicenter of Australasia’s tropical biodiversity. The island’s unique denizens, including tree-kangaroos and birds of paradise, are representative of a regional flora and fauna so
In Papua New Guinea, Exxon's giant LNG project fuels frustration
PORT MORESBY (Reuters) - From her red-roofed home near Papua New Guinea’s capital of Port Moresby, Isabelle Dikana Iveiri overlooks a giant plant used by Exxon Mobil Corp to liquefy billions of dollars’ worth of natural gas before it is shipped to Asian buyers.
After billion-barrel bonanza, BP goes global with seismic tech
LONDON (Reuters) - Buoyed by the success of seismic imaging that found an extra billion barrels of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, BP is looking to take its latest technology to Angola and Brazil.
Is Ancient DNA Research Revealing New Truths — or Falling Into Old Traps?
A faint aura of destiny seems to hover over Teouma Bay. It’s not so much the landscape, with its ravishing if boilerplate tropical splendor — banana and mango trees, coconut and pandanus palms, bougainvillea, the apprehensive trill of the gray-eared honeyeater — as it is the shape of the harbor itse
Make like a zebra to avoid insect bites, scientists say
(CNN)The zebra's stripes are known to protect it from blood-sucking insects, as well as acting as camouflage, and new research suggests that being stripy may also work for people in remote tribal communities who paint their bodies in monochrome shades.
Australia is battling China for influence in the Pacific
AUSTRALIA HAS always been proprietorial about what Scott Morrison, the prime minister, calls its “patch”—those millions of square miles of Pacific Ocean over which the archipelagic countries of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia are scattered. It has also been complacent. The patch was for flying o
How Is China Securing Its LNG Needs? [GGP]
In 2017, China surpassed South Korea to become the world’s second-largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) importer. In a few years, it might... In 2017, China surpassed South Korea to become the world’s second-largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) importer. In a few years, it might overtake Japan. But how
In brief: Papua LNG project to put Papua New Guinea as leading LNG exporter, and other business stories
Papua LNG project to put PNG as fifth-ranking exporter, Abel proposes joint coastguard patrols, and one kina chocolate bar on sale locally. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.
An Adventurer’s Guide to Melbourne in Stunning Victoria – Australia
Melbourne is best known for its sport (especially Aussie Rules Footy), magnificent art, and for having a large cafe and bar culture that gets the local Melburnians socialising to all hours. However, the great city of Melbourne certainly holds its own in terms of adventure, with a diverse range of ac
Enter Zombie Village, a New Tiki Temple Steeped in Bay Area Bar History
Former speakeasy-style Tenderloin bar Tradition has lurched back to life as Zombie Village, revamped by the Future Bars group (Bourbon & Branch, Rickhouse, et al.). The new destination at 441 Jones is a follow up to the group’s last Tiki bar, Pagan Idol, which opened in 2016. It’s also spearheaded b
Fuel Tankers Help Highlight Illegal Fishing Hotspots
Fuel tankers may help track down illegal fishing and unravel the criminal networks behind it, according to an Australian study. Across the world’s oceans, up to US $23-billion is lost annually to illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, a crime that includes everything from poaching to fi
Israel calls Malaysian ban on its athletes 'shameful'
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel condemned on Thursday Malaysia’s ban on Israeli participation in international sporting events it hosts and said the decision was inspired by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s “rabid anti-Semitism”. Malaysia, a majority-Muslim country that does not maintain diplomatic re
When more is better – the gold mining industry shake-up
CAPE TOWN — As in SAA’s mooted mergers with SA Express and Mango, and it flirting with two other major African airlines to create a single continental consortium – when things get financially tricky and weird, the weird get going. It seems the same holds true for gold mining with the world’s biggest
5 Ways That A No-Deal Brexit Could Affect The Premier League
The United Kingdom’s impending exit from the European Union – or at least, sort-of impending sort-of exit from the European Union, depending on your political persuasion, has dominated the news agenda around the world, with the hundreds of permutations and potentialities of Brexit discussed to withi
Australia expands Pacific labour scheme to win influence in region
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Fijians will be allowed to work in Australia for up to three years, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday, as Canberra expands a regional labour scheme in a bid to win favor with its neighbors amid rising competition from China.
Soulja Boy is at it again with a PS Vita look-alike, possibly his sketchiest console yet
Not two weeks after pulling four bootleg video game consoles from his personal merch store following a bizarre and shady launch, rapper DeAndre Cortez Way - AKA Soulja Boy - is back with yet another knock-off console. This one, which is also called the SouljaGame Handheld, is a blatant copy of the P
'Populist spending' ahead of elections in Asia could boost consumer stocks
Elections in India, Indonesia and Thailand this year will drive "populist spending" in Asia that may boost consumer stocks, said Corrine Png, regional equities research head at AIA Investment Management.
Monster gold-mining deals pile pressure on those left behind
"Somebody has to buy those, so there's obviously going to be more consolidation of those assets into existing vehicles or potentially new vehicles," Goldcorp chief executive David Garofalo said by phone. "Both Barrick and Newmont Goldcorp, still represent only 6 or 7 per cent of global mine supply,
How The Witcher 3’s witch hunts reflect the brutality of human history
When I first arrived at Novigrad in The Witcher 3, I immediately noticed a sense of discomfort spilling over the city walls and into the decrepit outskirts in which mistreated non-humans dwell.
Former New Democrat MP Svend Robinson wants to return to politics
BURNABY, B.C. — Former New Democrat MP Svend Robinson is attempting a political comeback, nearly 15 years after his theft of an expensive diamond ring brought an end to his decades-long career.