The destruction caused by tropical cyclone (TC) Pam in March 2015 is considered one of the worst natural disasters in the history of Vanuatu. It has highlighted the need for a better understanding of TC impacts and adaptation in the Southwest Pacific (SWP) region. Therefore, the key aims of this study are to (i) understand local perceptions of TC activity, (ii) investigate impacts of TC activity and (iii) uncover adaptation strategies used to offset the impacts of TCs.

Australia said on Monday it would donate A$10 million ($7.1 million) to fund relief efforts in Fiji, where more than 60,000 people are sheltering in evacuation centers more than a week after the Pa

This February 23, 2016 NOAA satellite photo shows Tropical Cyclone Winston (11P) in the South Pacific Ocean.

The number of people killed in the cyclone that hit Fiji at the weekend has risen to 29, with officials warning the clear-up could take months.

Fiji has become the first country in the world to formally approve the UN climate deal agreed by 195 nations in Paris in December.

Since the origins of agriculture, the scale of human cooperation and societal complexity has dramatically expanded. This fact challenges standard evolutionary explanations of prosociality because well-studied mechanisms of cooperation based on genetic relatedness, reciprocity and partner choice falter as people increasingly engage in fleeting transactions with genetically unrelated strangers in large anonymous groups. To explain this rapid expansion of prosociality, researchers have proposed several mechanisms.

An earthquake measuring 6.0 magnitude jolted Ceva-i-Ra Reef in southwestern Fiji on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

THE forestry sector has not been spared by the prolonged dry spell gripping the Western Division.

The 5.7 magnitude earthquake was at a depth of 539 kilometres and was 279 kilometres southeast of Labasa.

Frank Bainimarama says: ‘The Australian government, in particular, seems intent on putting its own immediate economic interests first’