Environment

Critics like to cite research showing the rise in the world’s average surface temperatures has slowed down since 1998. But is it true?

Ministers' hitman taints Pacific paradise island

Samoa, where Robert Louis Stevenson wrote of 'easy, merry and leisure-loving folk of ceaseless song' is left horrified by assassination

The complete guide to the Hawaiian islands

The volcanic islands of Hawaii have long conjured dreams of a Pacific paradise: sun-drenched living beneath the waving palms. And though on arrival the first palms you're likely to see are those of the outstretched, tourist-fleecing variety, move on a little and the scenery and sites are quite fantastic.

Shell's profits double as crude oil prices rise

OIL GIANT Royal Dutch Shell yesterday reported a doubling of its third-quarter profits as benefits from rising crude oil prices and a corporate revamp began to emerge.

Podium: This nonsensical excuse for a party

From a talk by the director of the Rationalist Press Association at the British Humanist Association conference

Global warming sinks islands

TWO PACIFIC islands have sunk beneath the waves, the first victims of the rising seas brought about by global warming, writes Geoffrey Lean. And others are on the verge of disappearing, too.

RJB profits and dividend slashed

RJB, Britain's biggest coal producer, yesterday slashed its dividend and outlined plans to expand into Asia-Pacific. Profits were down 70 per cent last year as coal sales to the electricity industry dropped sharply and prices fell.

Two-inch lizard to solve long-distance mystery

A TINY lizard less than two inches long may help to solve the mystery of how quickly early human explorers managed to colonise the remote islands of the Pacific Ocean.

Sports Letter: Black mark for myth peddling

Sir: Comments about Polynesians in All Black rugby made within the recent article by your correspondent Chris Hewett perpetuate the tiresome myth of a rapacious NZRFU roaming about the Pacific Islands, Samoa in particular looking to recruit strapping great specimens of humanity for the All Blacks, thereby depriving the Pacific Islands sides of their best talent. The only non-New Zealand-born recent All Black is Joeli Vidiri, the ex-Fijian international.
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