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Nation being devoured by sea
The Pacific Island nation of Kiribati may be the first country to disappear under the rising sea levels of climate change. Its people fear their homeland may become the world's next Atlantis.(12/8/2014 7:00:31 AM)
The world's next Atlantis?
The people of Kiribati fear their homeland may disappear under rising waters.(12/5/2014 5:30:33 PM)
The last generation of the disappearing island of Kiribati
EITA, Kiribati—We are following Rupee home when we suddenly find ourselves knee-deep in seawater An expert on the shallow route to her house, 15-year-old Rupee asks us to follow her closely through the water. As we emerge from the sea, a toilet seat drifts past our ankles. Her little brother splashes us, barely escaping Rupee’s swat “Cute... But annoying!” she says, rolling her eyes at his ...(12/4/2014 1:58:34 PM)
Vulnerable nations urged to craft climate migration policy
By Megan Rowling LIMA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Countries vulnerable to extreme weather and rising seas should follow the example of small Pacific island states like Kiribati, and work out how to relocate threatened communities if there is no alternative, experts said at U.N. climate talks in Lima. "We now know that climate change is a driver of migration, and is expected to increase the ...(12/12/2014 5:20:04 AM)
Forum Compact Development Partner Peer Review of New Zealand
Following the completion of the first leg of the review of New Zealand’s development cooperation in the Pacific, the Forum Compact Review Team is now visiting Kiribati to assess the effectiveness of New Zealand’s assistance in the small island developing state.(11/29/2014 1:33:26 AM)
Greece acts to rescue ship carrying hundreds of migrants
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece has sent a frigate to rescue a container ship believed to carrying hundreds of undocumented migrants and in distress off its southern island of Crete, the Greek coastguard said on Tuesday. The Kiribati-flagged vessel, with about 700 people aboard, was sailing 30 nautical miles (55 km) southeast of Crete. The ship reported an engine problem in an area with strong winds ...(11/25/2014 6:53:34 AM)
Vulnerable nations urged to craft climate migration policy - TRFN
By Megan Rowling LIMA, Dec 12 - Countries vulnerable to extreme weather and rising seas should follow the example of small Pacific island states like Kiribati, and work out how to relocate threatened communities ...(12/12/2014 5:16:19 AM)
Greece tows migrant-packed ship to safety off Crete
ATHENS (Reuters) - A Greek frigate has towed a disabled cargo ship packed with 700 migrants to safety just off the island of Crete on Thursday, in one of the biggest sea rescues mounted by the Mediterranean nation, coastguard officials said. The Kiribati-flagged MV Baris issued a distress call on Tuesday after developing engine problems 30 nautical miles (45 km) southeast of Crete. A Greek ...(11/27/2014 6:10:55 AM)
New York state bans fracking
Governor Andrew Cuomo says he will ban hydraulic fracking in New York State due to health concerns.(12/18/2014 8:56:59 AM)
The world through an open lens
Photography has the power to discover, heal and bring people together.        (12/16/2014 8:24:07 PM)
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