Friday, December 6, 2019

Breaking Island News

Ireland: Inishturk Beg Snapped Up By Anonymous Buyer

Formerly the pride and joy of Secret Millionaire Nadim Sadek, County Mayo’s most famous island, Inishturk Beg, has been sold by receivers for just less than EUR 3 million.

Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Despite spending such a short time on the market, this 65 …Read More: Ireland: Inishturk Beg Snapped Up By Anonymous Buyer

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Worldwide: CNN Travel Lists the 7 Most Dangerous Islands on Earth

The travel division of CNN has put out a list of the most dangerous and remote islands in the world, and some of their far-flung choices may be familiar – while others are virtually unknown.

(Rockall Island image by Andy Strangeway)

When CNN Traveler went searching for the most foreboding islands …Read More: Worldwide: CNN Travel Lists the 7 Most Dangerous Islands on Earth

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UK: Remote Scottish Island Seeks Adventurous Live-in Manager

The historic isle of Inchcolm is advertising for a manager to live on the island and care for its beautiful medieval buildings.  

(Image by Mike Pennington/Geograph.org.uk)

For certain hardy souls, the prospect of living in virtual solitude on an isolated isle sounds …Read More: UK: Remote Scottish Island Seeks Adventurous Live-in Manager

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Europe: Could This Artificial Island Help Boost Wind Energy?

Wind energy is plentiful but hard to store for the future, so engineers have come up with an innovative solution that makes use of a man-made island.

(Image from the office of Minister Vande Lanotte)

The choppy waters of the North Sea have no small abundance of blowing gales – could …Read More: Europe: Could This Artificial Island Help Boost Wind Energy?

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Indian Ocean: Maldives turn to floating islands to counterbalance rising tides

Maldives turn to floating islands to counterbalance rising tides

As attempts to turn the tide of global warming begin to stall, is it a case of sink or swim for this private island paradise?

(Image Courtesy of Waterstudio.NL)

What with continuing political turmoil, a significant drop in visitor numbers and the ever-looming sceptre of climate change, 2012 was without a …Read More: Indian Ocean: Maldives turn to floating islands to counterbalance rising tides

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USA: Town of Biloxi Honors Memory of the Deer Island Hermit

The Mississippi town’s latest renewal efforts have shone a light on the little-known tale of Jean Guilhot, who lived alone as a hermit on a nearby island.

(Image from coastalmanagement.noaa.gov)

For the seaside resort town of Biloxi, Mississippi, preserving the town’s …Read More: USA: Town of Biloxi Honors Memory of the Deer Island Hermit

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Vladi Private Islands: Time is Running Out for Treasure Island Contest!

Your chance to win a week on a private island through Vladi Private Island’s special Christmas contest will end on December 21st. Please see below for more details.

Solve the clues and win a week’s stay on a real treasure island!

As the nights draw longer and the …Read More: Vladi Private Islands: Time is Running Out for Treasure Island Contest!

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USA: The Bizarre Battle for South Florida’s Wisteria Island

A small island in Key West Harbor has been the subject of a highly unusual fight between the island’s owners, a group of local residents, and the United States government.

(Image of Wisteria from the State Archives of Florida)

When it comes to thwarting development on privately-owned islands, few …Read More: USA: The Bizarre Battle Over South Florida’s Wisteria Island