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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)
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)
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)
Saturday, November 1
Today is Saturday, Nov. 1, the 305th day of 2014. There are 60 days left in the year.Highlights in history on this date:1512 - Michelangelo paintings on the ceiling of the Vatican's Sistine Chapel are exhibited.1604 - William...(10/24/2014 7:34:03 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)
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)
Pacific protesters in canoes, kayaks target Australian coal port
Hundreds of protesters on Friday joined environmental activists from a dozen South Pacific countries attempting to halt shipping at the world's largest coal export terminal in eastern Australia by forming a blockade with canoes, surfboards and kayaks. Nonetheless, organisers from the 350.Org environmental group said it underscored concerns that the burning of coal mined in Australia was having ...(10/17/2014 2:00:22 AM)
History effort
CHRIST CHURCH FOUNDATION School has taken steps to improve history results which are reported to be suffering overall in Barbados. Noted historian Trevor Marshall last Thursday gave a group of fourth formers an in-depth tutorial on essay writing for history exams.  With an emphasis on arresting beginnings, establishing and building up arguments and giving a strong conclusion, Marshall showed the ...(10/13/2014 8:19:13 PM)
Strengthening Tropical Storm Gonzalo hits Antigua, approaches US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico
Tropical Storm Gonzalo buffeted the island of Antigua on Monday, downing trees, knocking out power and tearing roofs from homes as the system moved through the eastern Caribbean.(10/13/2014 12:58:11 PM)
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