Oceania

Science, Tech & Environment

The UN climate summit opens with a voice from an endangered nation

Leaders from all over the world have gathered in New York to attend the UN Climate Summit. The first thing they heard was an impassioned poem from a mother and activist from the Marshall Islands, a tiny nation in the Pacific that may no longer exists if climate change isn't halted.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Australia's Whitsunday Islands are the answer to today's Geo Quiz. Tourism authorities there are looking for an island caretaker to promote tourism to the islands in and around Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The successful candidate will have to write a weekly blog to help generate a buzz and travel throughout the islands 6 months of the year.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo Quiz and answer

For today's Geo Quiz we're searching for a Pacific island atoll that lies just about halfway between North America and Asia. Its beaches are often littered with trash came from a floating mass of plastic trash called the Eastern Pacific Garbage Patch.

Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

Today's Geo Answer is New Zealand, where the government has announced a major agreement with several indigenous Maori tribes. It's intended to settle disputes that date back to the 19th century. The World's David Leveille has details.

Global Politics

US and Japan tense over Okinawa

Correspondent Akiko Fujita reports from Japan on the latest tensions over US military installations on the island of Okinawa. The country's new government campaigned on a promise to close a key US base. But that appears unlikely.

Global Politics

Guam awaits the Marines

The population of Guam is expected to increase by 50% in the next four years. That's because the U.S. plans to redeploy thousands of Marines from the Japanese island of Okinawa. It threatens to strain Guam's infrastructure as Akiko Fujita reports.

Global Politics

Palau's China dilemma

The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports on the Pacific island nation of Palau � and its China dilemma. Right now, Palau has diplomatic relations with Taiwan, not China. But China's growing influence in the region is causing some on Palau to reconsider.