Monday, October 23, 2017

Island Issues

Asia: Critics Oppose Hong Kong Plans to Build 25 Islands

An ambitious plan to build 25 new islands and use landfills to add 1,500 hectares of land to the city of Hong Kong has some fearing a devastating impact on the local ecology, not to mention economy.

(Image of Hong Kong islands via Wikipedia)

When creating new islands through methods …Read More: Asia: Critics Oppose Hong Kong Plans to Build 25 Islands

Environment

United States: Man-Made Island in Oregon is For the Birds

Hoping to relocate flocks of fish-hungry terns, the US Army Corps of Engineers is creating a unique man-made island for them to call home.

(Malheur Lake Image Courtesy of Gary Halvorson/Oregon State Archives)

An unusual project in Oregon’s Malheur Lake is seeking to improve the local ecosystem by luring some …Read More: United States: Man-Made Island in Oregon is For the Birds

Island Market

USA: America’s Man-Made Islands are Making News

Mega-million dollar projects on artificial islands are most often associated with exotic, wealthy places like Dubai and Bahrain – however, the media has been turning an eye to some interesting island developments in the USA.

(Image of Star Island Copyright Mark Averette)

Star Island, Florida

The aptly-named Star Island in Miami …Read More: USA: America’s Man-Made Islands are Making News