Most Commented Stories Tagged: Oceania

Politics

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for the common theme that connects Australia's coastal region "The Great Sandy," North Korea's Mount Myohyang, and Lagunas de Montebello, near the border between Mexico and Guatemala. The answer is....they are all newly deemed 'biosphere reserves.'

Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we're looking for Australian coastline. The answer is the Kimberley Coast, where an oil pipeline is spewing crude oil and natural gas into the sea. Jeb Sharp speaks with John Carey, director of the Kimberley Conservation Project.

Arts, Culture & Media

Stone money

On the Pacific Island of Yap, you can't exactly keep change in your pocket when dealing in the local currency. It's stone and up to twelve feet across. Its origins go back millennia. The money is still used. From PRI's The World.

Politics

Guam people ponder their identity

Recent demandeds that US forces be moved off the Japanese island of Okinawa mean there are plans to move some Okinawa Marines to Guam. Mary Kay Magistad reports plans for the military build-up there have ignited soul-searching.

Politics

Whale rider wanted by Australian officials

An eye-witness says a boy climbed onto the back of a southern right whale off the coast of Australia and 'rode' on its back. The report has caught the attention of the authorities. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets details from the BBC's Phil Mercer in Sydney.

Arts, Culture & Media

Dinosaurs Walked Here

If you're a good detective, you should be able to solve this Geo Quiz quickly. First clue: there are footprints leading right up to the spot - 130 million-year-old, fossilized dinosaur footprints. They are in a northern region of Western Australia...