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Trochus - a New Coastal Fisheries Resource for Samoa
Samoa is the latest country to successfully develop a new trochus ( Tectus niloticus ) fishery.(10/18/2014 9:46:50 PM)
Washington Should Seek a Climate Change Consensus with Pacific Islands
It isn’t often that speakers at the United Nations get standing ovations, but that is what Marshall Islands poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, 26, received at the September 23 UN Climate Summit in New York after reading a haunting poem addressed to her seven-month-old daughter. read more(10/11/2014 1:22:59 PM)
World Leaders Back Anti-Nuke Suit
Sixty-eight civil leaders from 22 countries around the world have thrown their support behind a lawsuit filed by the Marshall Islands against nine countries for allegedly breaching a 46-year-old treaty to dismantle their nuclear arsenals.(10/16/2014 3:09:31 AM)
'Australia is a Pacific island - it has a responsibility'
Pacific island nations that supported Australia's bid for the UN Security Council feel let down by its stance on climate change, says the foreign minister of the Marshall Islands.(9/21/2014 1:17:49 AM)
Poet brings world leaders to tears at UN Climate Summit
The spoken word poetry of a 26-year-old indigenous woman from the Marshall Islands has brought some of the world's most powerful leaders to tears at the UN Climate Summit.(9/25/2014 1:04:33 AM)
Two poems on what it’s like to live with Ebola, climate change
Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner from the Marshall Islands was selected from among 500 candidates to read her poem “Dear Matefele Peinam” at the United Nations climate summit in New York on Sept. 23. She said she got the stingray tattoo behind her ear in honor of her homeland and rediscovering her roots. Photo by Larisa Epatko/PBS NewsHour The two women live in different parts of the world: one on a ...(10/6/2014 2:31:38 PM)
Australia 'backsliding' on climate change
Pacific island nations that supported bid for UN Security Council feel let down by Australia's stance on climate change, says the foreign minister of island nation.(9/21/2014 2:08:05 AM)
'Australia has a responsibility'
Nations that supported Australia's bid for UN Security Council feel 'let down' by its stance on climate change.(9/21/2014 3:51:47 AM)
Climate Change 2014: UN Climate Summit In New York Comes At Critical Point In Fight To Reduce Emissions
For residents of the Marshall Islands , normal life is disappearing. The Pacific Ocean’s encroaching waters are wiping away beaches and poisoning drinking water. Crops are shriveling amid persistent drought, and massive floods have forced thousands of people from their homes.(9/21/2014 11:28:28 PM)
Climate campaigners ramp up pressure on fossil fuel industry
As hundreds of protesters joined environmental activists from South Pacific nations trying to blockade ships at the world's largest coal export terminal in Australia on Friday, Marshall Islands poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner appealed to world leaders "to put an end to the era of fossil fuels once and for all". At last month's U.N. climate summit in New York, she won a standing ovation from leaders ...(10/17/2014 8:59:28 AM)
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