Monday, September 22, 2014

Environment

Pacific: Kiribati Prepares for Climate Change Evacuation, Purchasing Land in Fiji

(Some of Kiribati's tiny islets/Flickr)

Threatened with the prospect of being washed away by rising tides, the President of Kiribati has started buying up land in Fiji as an alternative refuge for his population

(Some of Kiribati’s tiny islets/Flickr)

The President of Kiribati, Anote Tong, has taken action against the growing threat of rising sea levels, purchasing …Read More: Pacific: Kiribati Prepares for Climate Change Evacuation, Purchasing Land in Fiji

Island Market

Ireland: Private Island Star of Ireland’s Biggest Ever Public Auction

Dunvillaun Island - Photo courtesy of Mayo.ie

A picturesque private island located off the coast of County Mayo looks set to become the main attraction in the country’s biggest auction in modern history.

Dunvillaun Island – Photo courtesy of Mayo.ie

Just days after Private Island News exclusively revealed Hamburg-based broker Vladi Private Islands’ sensational plans to auction …Read More: Ireland: Private Island Star of Ireland’s Biggest Ever Public Auction

Development

Switzerland: Controversial Plans for Man-Made Islands In Lake Zurich

Ufenau - Photo Courtesy of Farhad Vladi

Private Island News reveals controversial new plans to create a host of man-made islands within Switzerland’s Lake Zurich. According to authorities, people and nature will profit.

Lützelau – Photo Courtesy of Farhad Vladi

The head of Swiss-based planning group Zimmerberg (ZPZ) has revealed controversial plans to construct a series of artificial islands …Read More: Switzerland: Controversial Plans for Man-Made Islands In Lake Zurich

Island Market

Worldwide: Vladi Private Islands Auctions Canadian Island For Just One Dollar!

Hurricane Hole Island - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

International island consultancy Vladi Private Islands is embarking on its first ever online island auction – the bidding for Hurricane Hole Island (Canada) starts at just one dollar.

Hurricane Hole Island – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

International island brokerage company Vladi Private Islands has officially opened the bidding on …Read More: Worldwide: Vladi Private Islands Auctions Canadian Island For Just One Dollar!

Environment

Indian Ocean: Maldives Private Island Resorts in Fight Against Toxic Trash

Thilafushi Rubbish Island, Maldives - Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia.org

A small stretch of azure water is all that separates the luxury island resorts of the Maldives and a ticking toxic time-bomb: Thilafushi Trash Island. Private Island News investigates.

Thilafushi Rubbish Island, Maldives – Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia.org

Planning that once-in-a-life time private island escape? The chances are that the Maldives won’t …Read More: Indian Ocean: Maldives Private Island Resorts in Fight Against Toxic Trash

Environment

Worldwide: Increasing Mercury Levels Present Toxic Threat for Marine Life

Mercury Cycle - Photo Courtesy of Women of Water Blog

A recent study of the world’s oceans has confirmed that levels of mercury have tripled since the onset of the industrial revolution, with human activity largely to blame.

Mercury Cycle – Photo Courtesy of Women of Water Blog

The amount of mercury within the world’s oceans has tripled since the onset of …Read More: Worldwide: Increasing Mercury Levels Present Toxic Threat for Marine Life

Island Market

UK: Historical English Private Island For Sale For Bargain Price of GBP 4 Million!

Magna Carta Island - Photo Courtesy of www.spearswms.com

A private island that laid the foundation for modern democracy within the English-speaking world has been put up for sale for the incredible price of only GBP 4 million.

Magna Carta Island – Photo Courtesy of www.spearswms.com

It’s without a doubt the perfect private island for history buffs – Magna Carta …Read More: UK: Historical English Private Island For Sale For Bargain Price of GBP 4 Million!

Breaking Island News

Japan: An Island is Born – New Volcanic Island Continues to Grow and Grow

Snoopy Island, Japan - Photo courtesty of http://kingdomofstyle.typepad.co.uk

The world’s newest island, Nishino-Shima, now boasts another impressive title: that of the world’s fastest growing island. Private Island News takes a look at the latest developments

Snoopy Island, Japan – Photo courtesty of http://kingdomofstyle.typepad.co.uk

Back in November 2013, Private Island News reported on the birth of a brand new island 1,000 …Read More: Japan: An Island is Born – New Volcanic Island Continues to Grow and Grow

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