Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Environment

Canada: Owner Ensures Muskoka’s Turner Island is Protected Forever

The nature-loving owner of a private island in Ontario’s Cottage Country has made sure that her treasured property will be forever protected from development.

(Image of Turner Island, Lake Muskoka)

With a number of private islands recently being purchased by, or donated to, …Read More: Canada: Owner Ensures Muskoka’s Turner Island is Protected Forever

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Australia: Tasmanian Devils Saved by New Private Island Home

The small marsupials with a ferocious reputation are highly threatened, and need a secluded new island refuge for the survival of their unique species.

(Image from www.mariaislandwalk.com.au)

Scientists in Australia have made a bold move to save a healthy group of Tasmanian devils …Read More: Australia: Tasmanian Devils Saved by New Private Island Home

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UK: Abandoned Isles of St. Kilda Win Coveted Conservation Award

(Image of Hirta from rcahms.gov.uk)

The most remote and desolate outpost in the British Isles is the surprise winner of an internationally-recognized award for conservation and sustainable tourism.

This year’s Responsible Tourism Award has been bestowed on a highly unusual …Read More: UK: Abandoned Isles of St. Kilda Win Coveted Conservation Award

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South Pacific: Tiny Tokelau Becomes Most Energy-Efficient County on Earth

The small Polynesian territory has achieved its outside ambitions of becoming even more than carbon-neutral, by slashing fossil fuel use and developing renewable energy sources.

(A small tropical island in Tokelau)

For the last decade, fears that rising seas would swamp the …Read More: South Pacific: Tiny Tokelau Becomes Most Energy-Efficient County on Earth

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Ireland: A Green Energy Entrepreneur’s Private Island Inspiration

For one proponent of clean energy, it was his politician father’s love of his beautiful Irish isle that inspired his ground breaking business ventures.

(Image of Inishvickillane Copyright Farhad Vladi)

The eldest son of one of Ireland’s best known political figures, engineer …Read More: Ireland: A Green Energy Entrepreneur’s Private Island Inspiration

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USA: Larry Ellison Reveals Plans for Lanai Island Eco-Laboratory

The founder of the high-tech company Oracle has announced his eco-friendly intentions for Lanai Island in Hawaii, which he purchased this summer from fellow billionaire David Murdock.

(Landsat Image of Lanai Island)

The 3000-odd residents of Lanai Island have been waiting with baited breath to see what entrepreneur Larry Ellison’s …Read More: USA: Larry Ellison Reveals Plans for Lanai Island Eco-Laboratory

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South Pacific: Tiny Island of Kosrae Starts World’s Biggest Shark Sanctuary

This small Micronesian state is barely on the map, but the island of Kosrae is realizing its big ambitions when it comes to maritime conservation.

(Image from www.kosraevillage.com)

After recent visits by high-profile figures like Hillary Clinton and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the South Pacific and its small …Read More: South Pacific: Tiny Island of Kosrae Starts World’s Biggest Shark Sanctuary

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Asia: Jeju Island Hosts Successful World Conservation Congress

A small resort island in Korea is considered one of the world’s most important conservation zones, making it a perfect host for a star-studded international meeting of conservationists.

(Beautiful Jeju Island, South Korea)

A biosphere reserve, a World Natural Heritage site, and a “global geopark” – no other place on …Read More: Asia: Jeju Island Hosts Successful World Conservation Congress

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