Over 99% of the tiny Cook Islands territory in the South Pacific is ocean, and home to coral reefs and many threatened marine species. Now, thanks in part to activist Jacqueline Evans, the Cook Islands’ entire ocean territory is being managed for sustainability.
It took pressure, and lots of it, to get Iranian cartoonist known as "Eaten Fish" out of the Australian-run detention camp and it was social media that started the domino of pressure and activism that finally freed him.
Australia's offshore detention camps have been brought to the attention of the International Criminal Court. Human rights lawyers want the ICC to investigate whether crimes against humanity are being committed there.
With corals in trouble around the world, researchers are examining the role of smell in telling fish to come to a healthy reef or stay away. That may help scientists find ways to manipulate the smells to help damaged reefs recover.
The documentary film "Next Goal Wins" tells the story of the soccer team from American Samoa. The team went through a decades-long losing streak but managed to turn things around thanks to a Dutch coach and a transgender defender.
Emily Richmond left Los Angeles three years ago to chase her dream of sailing around the world. She's been criss-crossing the South Pacific from the Galapagos Islands to Samoa and now all the way to the southeast Asian island of Borneo.
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