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Japan island gains int'l recognition for night sky eyes tourism boom

Japan island gains int’l recognition for night sky, eyes tourism boom

TOKIO – A remote island in Japan, some 180 kilometers south of the capital Tokyo, is hoping that recent recognition by a U.S.-based nonprofit or...

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Can Agricultural Apps Bring Indonesia’s Farmers Back to the Fields?

Can Agricultural Apps Bring Indonesia’s Farmers Back to the Fields?

JAKARTA, Dec 10 2020 (IPS) – When his friends prodded him to use an agricultural app in July, rice farmer Mustafa reluctantly downloaded RiTx Be...

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EU to issue new regulation on energy storage: Greening the Islands in cooperation with EASE and EUROBAT send recommendations for the Commission to more comprehensively and effectively consider the islands context in the upcoming proposal.

Malta – December 3, 2020 The European Commission is expected to issue a proposal for a new EU energy storage Regulation on December 9, following last ...

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WHO publishes series of profiles on climate change and health in island states

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are among the most vulnerable nations to climate change in the world. Yet, many island states are also leading i...

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New UNEP programme to support climate resilience in Pacific Islands through early warning systems

A transformative new programme initiated by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) aims to establish climate and ocean information services and multi-haz...

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Volkswagen Group and Greece to create model island for climate-neutral mobility

 The Volkswagen Group and Greece have agreed to establish a groundbreaking mobility system on the Mediterranean island of Astypalea. To that end, the ...

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Safeguarding Pacific agriculture with science

 Invasive species are a major threat to the global economy and the environment, costing economies billions of dollars to control each year. Worldwide,...

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The Welsh Government have sunk 1.2m into a project to harness tidal energy around Bardsey Island

Tidal power: Bardsey could be the planet’s first ‘blue energy’ island

A marine energy project that uses the water between Bardsey Island and the mainland to create electricity has been backed by the Welsh Government. ...

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Technical experts measure the salinity of groundwater wells on Vaitupu Island, Tuvalu. This month work will begin on building the network of tanks and pipes which will eventually convey clean water from the north of Vaitupu Island to the 1,500 people who live in the villages of Tumaseu and Asau in the south. Courtesy: Pacific Community

Bringing Clean Water On Tap To Rural Villages In Polynesian Island Nation Of Tuvalu

Rural communities on one of the nine islands that make up the Polynesian nation of Tuvalu are anticipating how life will change when they are connecte...

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The Municipality of Lipari joins the Greening the Islands Observatory, with the support of the Aeolian Islands Preservation Foundation, thus setting out on a path to become one of the islands leading green innovation

The Municipality of Lipari has announced at the GTI e_Convention that it has joined the Greening the Islands Observatory as Green Island Member, which...

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