Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Environment

United States: Maine Moves to Protect 13 More Islands

The state of Maine is attempting to designate more than a dozen islands as new wilderness areas, part of a growing trend of protecting these rare habitats.

(Image of Outer Heron Island by Keith P. Luke)

According to Mike Michaud, a Maine congressional representative, his state hasn’t been doing …Read More: United States: Maine Moves to Protect 13 More Islands

Island Resorts

Canada: Daring BC Ferries Rescue as “Island” is Unmoored

Guests at one of British Columbia’s most luxurious resorts had to be saved by a ferry when their floating eco-lodge came unmoored during high winds.

(Image Courtesy of VPI)

The end of the 2011 season came with a dramatic twist for BC’s King Pacific Lodge. In a rare event during …Read More: Canada: Daring BC Ferries Rescue as “Island” is Unmoored

Island Market

United States: Is Ivanka Trump a Buyer for NYC’s Rat Island?

A small patch of land in City Island Harbour is up for auction next month; the island comes with some pitfalls, but there has also been interest from surprising places.

(Image by David Shankbone)

If the auction on October 2nd goes well, the first thing the new owner of Rat …Read More: United States: Is Ivanka Trump a Buyer for NYC’s Rat Island?

Breaking Island News

Indian Ocean: President of the Maldives Becomes a Climate Change Icon

The premier of a riveting documentary about President Mohamed Nasheed has brought global attention to the real impact of climate change on island nations.

(Poster by Actual Films)

Few images are as dramatic as that of an entire nation being simply washed off the face of the planet. Like a …Read More: Indian Ocean: President of the Maldives Becomes a Climate Change Icon

Environment

United Kingdom: Seals Take Shelter on Little Green Holm

Thanks to the efforts of a marine life conservation group, a remote isle in the Orkneys has become a special haven for widely-hunted grey seals.

(Image of Little Green Holm by Ian Balcombe)

Despite being just the size of a football field, Little Green Holm is very important, indeed – …Read More: United Kingdom: Seals Take Shelter on Little Green Holm

Island Resorts

Australia: Catch the World’s Largest Black Marlin on Lizard Island

A far-flung island resort at the tip of the Great Barrier Reef is hosting an incredible fishing event that will test the mettle of even expert anglers.

(Image Courtesy of Delaware North)

…Read More: Australia: Catch the World’s Largest Black Marlin on Lizard Island

Governments buying Islands

United Kingdom: Wildlife Trust Bids for Skokholm Island Lighthouse

Across the world, islands that were once privately-owned are being put into public hands; this month in Wales, a conservation group is aiming to complete their purchase of a beautiful wildlife haven.

(Image by Mike Graham/Geograph.uk)

The steep, red-hued cliffs of Skokholm Island, surrounded by the cold waters of Jack …Read More: United Kingdom: Wildlife Trust Bids for Skokholm Island Lighthouse

Environment

Worldwide: Effects of Environment and Climate Change

The inconvenient truth about the climate-nuclear nexus

(Image Courtesy of The World Future Council)

On 14 September 2011, Al Gore will follow up his award winning film “An Inconvenient Truth” with the Climate Reality Project, a 24-hour campaign aimed at revealing the complete truth of the climate crisis. The World …Read More: Worldwide: Effects of Environment and Climate Change

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