Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Environment

South Pacific: 21st Century Christopher Columbus Witnesses The Birth of an Island

Volcanic Eruption in Tonga - Photo Courtesy of AP Photo / Military of Foreign Affairs Tonga

In a world of satellite technology, what are the chances of discovering an unknown island? Yet one man can lay claim to just that, after stumbling across a brand new island in the South Pacific.

Volcanic Eruption in Tonga – Photo Courtesy of AP Photo / Military of Foreign Affairs Tonga

In …Read More: South Pacific: 21st Century Christopher Columbus Witnesses The Birth of an Island

Development

Pacific: United Arab Emirates Agrees to Fund Solar Energy Projects in the Pacific Islands

Tavanipupu, Solomon Islands

The United Arab Emirates has signed a partnership agreement with a series of highly vulnerable Pacific Island nations to develop four new USD 50 million, 1.8 MW solar voltaic energy projects.

The Solomon Islands – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Whilst they may not be known for having the best track …Read More: Pacific: United Arab Emirates Agrees to Fund Solar Energy Projects in the Pacific Islands

Breaking Island News

Pacific Ocean: A New Island is Born after Spectacular Volcanic Eruption in Tonga

Volcanic Eruption in Tonga - Photo Courtesy of AP Photo / Military of Foreign Affairs Tonga

A large volcanic eruption in the Pacific region has produced a brand new island, located approximately 70 kilometers to the north-west of Tongan capital, Nuku’alofa.

Volcanic Eruption in Tonga – Photo Courtesy of AP Photo / Military of Foreign Affairs Tonga

A volatile volcano has presented the Pacific island Kingdom of Tonga …Read More: Pacific Ocean: A New Island is Born after Spectacular Volcanic Eruption in Tonga

Development

Great Britain: Controversial Plans to Install Solar Panels on Agatha Christie Island Rejected

Burgh Island - Photo Courtesy of www.roughguides.com

Plans to install 200 solar panels on a privately-held island made famous by English author Agatha Christie have been put on hold after attracting huge criticism from the local community.

Burgh Island – Photo Courtesy of www.roughguides.com

The private island which provided the inspiration for several of Agatha Christie’s murder mystery novels …Read More: Great Britain: Controversial Plans to Install Solar Panels on Agatha Christie Island Rejected

Development

Canada: First Nations Condemn Plans to Transform Island into LNG Site

Lelu Island & the Skeena Estuary - Photo Courtesy of OceanEcology.ca

First Nations groups in British Columbia have expressed outrage at proposals to transform an island into a liquefied natural gas terminal, citing a gross infringement of aboriginal rights.

Lelu Island & the Skeena Estuary – Photo Courtesy of OceanEcology.ca

First Nation groups in British Columbia (Canada) have united to condemn plans to …Read More: Canada: First Nations Condemn Plans to Transform Island into LNG Site

Environment

Maldives: Private Island Resorts Unite to Save the Maldives from a Natural Catastrophe

The island resorts of the Maldives are working together to rescue the popular tourist destination from impending natural disaster – Private Island News finds out how.

Luxury Resort Island, Maldives

Whilst the effects of global warming have been well-documented throughout the international press, few people are aware that the world’s lowest-lying country …Read More: Maldives: Private Island Resorts Unite to Save the Maldives from a Natural Catastrophe

Environment

Canada: Nova Scotia Nature Trust Reveals Mystery Millionaire Donor

Borgles Island - Courtesy of Nova Scotia Nature Trust

The Nova Scotia Nature Trust has revealed the famous name responsible for kick-starting Nova Scotia’s largest ever conservation campaign – the 100 Wild Islands Legacy Campaign.

Borgles Island – Courtesy of Nova Scotia Nature Trust

Guests of the Nova Scotia Nature Trust’s 20th anniversary dinner got more than they bargained for last …Read More: Canada: Nova Scotia Nature Trust Reveals Mystery Millionaire Donor

Environment

USA: Conservation Trust Transforms Island Group into Permanent Public Preserve

The Gosling Islands, Maine - Photo Courtesy of PressHearald.com

The wait is over for the Maine Coast Heritage Trust – after several months on the campaign trail, the group has succeeded in transforming 3 uninhabited islands into a permanent public preserve

The Gosling Islands, Maine – Photo Courtesy of PressHearald.com

The Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) has this week announced that …Read More: USA: Conservation Trust Transforms Island Group into Permanent Public Preserve

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