How Small States Can Benefit From Innovation

Small states are often disadvantaged by their size, remoteness, and lack of resources. But bring smart city innovation into the equation, and these qualities could become strengths. Small states such as Singapore, El Salvador, Micronesia, and the Maldives form a significant portion of the membership of the UN. While, they …

Samoa Makes History with the First Green Pacific Games

They have been dubbed the “Miracle Games”. After the original host country withdrew, many were wondering if there would be a 16th iteration of the Pacific Games at all in 2019. Replacement host nation Samoa shouldered the impossible task of organizing the Games in only 18 months. Against all odds …

Extensive Coral Bleaching in the Pacific Shocks Scientists

A crew of scientists who are spending two years aboard a research ship traveling around the world have said they were shocked to find basically all of the Pacific Ocean’s reefs to be affected by bleaching. “What we’ve seen in really isolated spots like Samoa for example, even though it’s …