Category Archives: China

The Senkaku/Diaoyu Island Dispute in the East China Sea

Originally published at ScientificAmerican.com By Amelia Moura The Senkaku/Diaoyu islands have a long, complex, history of sovereignty disputes. This string of three uninhabitable islands and five rocks which, in total, amount to only 2.7 square miles in the East China … Continue reading

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The Philippines and Spratly Islands: A Losing Battle

Originally published at ScientificAmerican.com By Britanny Cheng What has more than 750 reefs and islands, has been claimed by 5 different countries, and has been the center of political disputes since the 1900s? Answer: the Spratly Islands, located off the … Continue reading

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The Status of Fisheries in China: How deep will we have to dive to find the truth?

Originally published at ScientificAmerican.com By Justin Pearce China’s economy and population are growing rapidly. As their population increases, so does the demand for food. Feeding 1.3 billion people is no small feat, so being resourceful is essential; China has started … Continue reading

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USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: The 2013 Guam and Palau Expedition Begins

Originally published at ScientificAmerican.com Every year we take an outstanding group of USC undergraduates through full American Academy of Underwater Sciences Scientific Diver training and then travel with them to the Micronesian Islands of Guam and Palau for investigations of … Continue reading

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USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: The International Policy Rationale for the Military Buildup on Guam and Some Environmental Drivers

by Robert English and Jim Haw Originally published at ScientificAmerican.com [At this writing, U.S. and Philippine forces are concluding their latest joint military exercise, a mock amphibious landing on Palawan Island.  The allies claim there is no direct link between … Continue reading

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