Archive for category: News


Sri Lankan navy tows stricken tanker away from coast, Indian plane sprays trailing slick

COLOMBO (Reuters) – The Sri Lankan navy towed a stricken supertanker away from the Indian Ocean island’s east coast on Wednesday, while an India...

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Insuleur, Global Island Partnership and SMILO join the GTI Observatory

As members of the Island Advisory Committee, they will address island needs Greening the Islands signs agreements for cooperation on the GTI Observato...

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Why the Mauritius oil spill is so serious

By Navin Singh Khadka Environment correspondent, BBC World Service The amount of oil spilled from the Japanese-owned ship nearby the lagoons and coas...

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Mauritius tourism, reeling from COVID, now hit by oil spill

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Tourist operators in Mauritius fear that an oil spill from a Japanese ship will further damage their businesses, already ree...

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Plastics can take hundreds of years to degrade

Microplastic in Atlantic Ocean ‘could weigh 21 million tonnes’

By Victoria GillScience correspondent, BBC News There are 12-21 million tonnes of tiny plastic fragments floating in the Atlantic Ocean, scientists ha...

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‘Canary in the coal mine’: Greenland ice has shrunk beyond return, study finds

(Reuters) – Greenland’s ice sheet may have shrunk past the point of return, with the ice likely to melt away no matter how quickly the world red...

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Belize takes ocean action with expanded marine reserve and ban on gill nets

In August 2020, the Belizean government enacted two conservation efforts — the expansion of the Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve to be seven times its o...

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BIG reveals masterplan for “urban lilypads” off coast of Penang Island

BiodiverCity is a masterplan by BIG that will see three artificial islands built off the shore of Penang Island, Malaysia, connected by an autonomous ...

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Project To Make Palau A Carbon Neutral Destination Launched By Palau Bureau Of Tourism, Sustainable Travel International, And Slow Food

The project will combat tourism’s carbon footprint by working with local food producers and launching a carbon platform for tourists PALAU (August 11,...

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The schedule used to collect waste in Perseverance will be changed and sorting will be reinforced. (File photo: Seychelles News Agency)

To counter limited landfill space, Seychellois neighbourhood will try waste-sorting project

(Seychelles News Agency) – A waste-sorting and new collection system project is expected to start in Perseverance next year as part of efforts t...

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