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Islander communities left out of food-assistance loop
Marshall Islanders are able to travel, live, work and attend school in the United Sates indefinitely and without visas. But if they need food help, their status suddenly becomes second-class.(10/31/2014 12:27:17 AM)
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)
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)
Letter: For Adame
Published: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 05:21 PM. The congressional candidate for District 3, Marshall Adame, who won the Sun Journal poll, recently returned to his home in Jacksonville following three campaign-packed days on tour in Dare County.(10/29/2014 9:57:26 PM)
Senators stage their own 'Survivor' show
In this photo provided by the Discovery Channel, U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., left and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. attempt to start a fire while surviving on a remote Eru island, part of the Marshall Islands for Discovery Channel’s Rival Survival.(10/28/2014 1:15:11 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)
Jeff Flake, US Senate rival stage their own 'Survivor' show
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jeff Flake and Martin Heinrich were willing to go to great lengths to prove that a Democratic and Republican U.S. senator could work together. Like halfway around the world. The freshman senators traveled to an uninhabited tropical island north of Australia this summer for a week documented by the Discovery Channel on a special that airs Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET. The result is a ...(10/28/2014 5:52:05 PM)
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)
Senate rivals survive week on island for reality show, spotlight need for cooperation
U.S. Sens. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., attempt to start a fire while on Eru Island as part of Discovery Channel’s Rival Survival reality show set in the Marshall Islands.(10/28/2014 11:05:57 PM)
Islanders find refuge but no paradise
Freelancer -- Virginia Ngilmau Pedro Rivard Luka was born and raised in Micronesia, a region of thousands of Pacific islands, many threatened by inundation from rising ocean levels caused by climate change. In Luka’s childhood, schools sometimes held classes in shipping containers, and books washed away in floods She relocated to ...(10/16/2014 6:52:56 PM)
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