Saturday, February 25, 2017

Breaking Island News

Germany: Rising Tides Place Germany’s North Sea Islands at Risk

Halligen Islands at High Tide - Photo Courtesy of Klett-Interaktiv.de

The crisis of rising sea levels has never been clearer for the residents of Germany’s North Sea islands. The historic Halligen Islands and the popular holiday destination of Sylt are all at risk.

The crisis of rising sea levels is often associated with low-lying island nations such as the Maldives Republic Recent studies carried …Read More: Germany: Rising Tides Place Germany’s North Sea Islands at Risk

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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

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Caribbean: Recap – Richard Branson’s Ten Island Renewable Challenge

Necker Island - Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Caribbean: Recap – Richard Branson’s Ten Island Renewable Challenge

The long wait is almost over – Sir Richard Branson’s Caribbean private island, Necker Island, is set to showcase the latest in wind turbine and solar technology. We check out the story so far.

Necker Island – Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

As …Read More: Caribbean: Recap – Richard Branson’s Ten Island Renewable Challenge

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Kiribati: Could This Be The World’s First Climate Refugee?

(Some of Kiribati's tiny islets/Flickr)

A Pacific Islander is set to go to the High Court in New Zealand in his fight to be recognized as the world’s first climate change refugee.

(Some of Kiribati’s tiny islets/Flickr)

With ocean’s predicted to rise by high 1 meter by the turn of the century, the future of Kiribati, …Read More: Kiribati: Could This Be The World’s First Climate Refugee?

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Caribbean: Necker Island Announced as Green Energy Demo Site

(Image Courtesy of VPI)

Following on from last week’s news of a Caribbean conservation summit on Necker Island, reports are emerging that the island is to play a further role in the Ten Islands Challenge commitment.

(Image Courtesy of VPI)

Never one to shy away from environmental innovation, Sir Richard Branson has this week volunteered …Read More: Caribbean: Necker Island Announced as Green Energy Demo Site

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Caribbean Conservation Summit Held On Necker Island

(Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

Sir Richard Branson once again finds himself at the heart of the battle against climate change, this time hosting the Caribbean Conservation Summit on his very own Necker Island.

(Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

Bringing together influential figures from across the whole of the Caribbean, Sir Richard Branson has this week …Read More: Caribbean Conservation Summit Held On Necker Island

Environment

South Pacific: Climate Change Documentary on Sinking Micronesian Island

(Satellite Image of Poluwat by Google)

The plight of submerging small island states gets a rare turn in the spotlight with an award-winning documentary, “Someplace with a Mountain”.

(Satellite Image of Poluwat by Google)

When Californian Steve Goodall decided to embark on a sailing trip around the world, he never expected to stumble on a climate-change crisis in …Read More: South Pacific: Climate Change Documentary on Sinking Micronesian Island

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South Pacific: Kiribati Eyes Fiji as Climate Change Sanctuary

(Low, narrow Kiribati is at risk from seawater)

Small islands are finding creative ways to navigate the changing seas that some climatologists are predicting over the next decades.

(Low and narrow, Kiribati is at risk from seawater)

The remote and tiny Pacific nation of Kiribati has been making plans to buy up Fijian real estate over the last year, but …Read More: South Pacific: Kiribati Eyes Fiji as Climate Change Sanctuary

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