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'Climate change refugee' fights to stay in New Zealand
Immigrant from Pacific island of Kiribati hopes to convince court he is a refugee at risk from rising sea levels A man from one of the lowest-lying nations on Earth is trying to convince New Zealand judges that he is a refugee – suffering not from persecution, but from climate change. The 37-year-old and his wife left their remote atoll in the Pacific nation of Kiribati six years ago for higher ...(4/17/2014 2:46:54 AM)
Kiribati president in Philippines to study "Yolanda"
A foreign head of state flew in for a personal visit to the Philippines last week and was surprised to get an official security detail        (4/2/2014 11:51:51 PM)
Kiribati president visits Leyte and Samar
TACLOBAN CITY -- Kiribati President Anote Tong visited typhoon-struck towns in Leyte and Samar Sunday.(3/30/2014 10:52:32 AM)
Do you know the way to Kiribati? Its head of state was here to study ‘Yolanda’
A foreign head of state flew in for a personal visit last week and was surprised to get an official security detail. Anote Tong, president of Kiribati, slipped into the country late Friday night for a four-day visit to study the impact of Super Typhoon Yolanda on Eastern Visayas, a priority concern for the environment advocate wary about the future of his sinking 800-square-kilometer island ...(4/2/2014 5:50:50 PM)
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A foreign head of state flew in for a personal visit to the Philippines last week and was surprised to get an official security detail.(4/2/2014 11:41:22 PM)
Islands to visit now before rising sea levels bury them
Not for the scientists who’ve been sounding the alarm for years on the dangers of rising sea levels; Last year, presidents and leaders of small island nations assembled before the United Nations pleading with the world’s most powerful nations to save their countries from the threat of extinction. “We are disastrously off course,” said President Anote Tong of Kiribati, a string of 33 islands in ...(3/20/2014 3:45:24 PM)
Pacific island states pushed aside in race for UN funds: Kiribati
Tiny Pacific island nations, among those hardest hit by climate change, are being outmuscled by larger states in the race to get UN funds earmarked for climate change adaptation, Kiribati's agriculture minister said on Wednesday.        (3/22/2014 10:45:57 AM)
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They’re jewels of the oceans, small paradisiacal islands and atolls that rise up in the middle of the sea often developed for the pleasure of holidaymakers seeking tropical getaways. But they won’t last long. Hyperbole? Not for the scientists who’ve been sounding the alarm for years on the dangers of rising sea levels; the locals who’ve...(3/20/2014 11:18:48 PM)
#Leisure* Here today, gone tomorrow
The stunning island of Tahiti in...(3/24/2014 12:46:40 AM)
Experts say video doesn't show Earhart wreckage
Experts retained by an aircraft preservation group say underwater video shot in the South Pacific yields no evidence of the wreckage of the missing plane piloted by aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart. Earhart ...(4/17/2014 9:22:13 AM)
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