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Kiribati Newswire

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  1. Kiribati president: 'Phase out coal now'Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Green Left Weekly

    President Anote Tong from the Pacific Island nation of Kiribati does not mince words on the urgent need to phase out coal. He cannot afford to - his country is literally disappearing as a result of global warming.

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  2. Fragmented journey of the BanabansRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Fiji Times

    ... site for the British Phosphate Commission (BPC) and its administration officers and labourers were shipped to the Kiribati capital of Tarawa before the Japanese invasion. Only a handful of Europeans were left behind with Banaban natives, and as ...

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  3. Kiribati presidenta s coal challenge faces deaf rec...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 29 | Scoop

    Kiribati President Anote Tong called for a moratorium on new coalmines and coalmine expansions in a letter to world leaders in early August. This has been given a cool reception in New Zealand, reports Asia-Pacific Journalism . 1 comment

  4. Serious climate action must challenge the systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Green Left Weekly

    ... the rules of capitalism. Radical steps that used to be unheard of are now being discussed. Last week president of Kiribati Anote Tong wrote to world leaders asking them to support a global moratorium on new coalmines. His country is already being ...

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  5. M. Vijay Gupta, fisheries scientist, awarded first Sunhak Peace Prize for hunger fightRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Washington Times

    ... Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon awards the new Sunhak Peace Prize to Anote Tong, the president of the tiny Pacific island of Kiribati. Source: Segye Times. Anote Tong , the president of the tiny Pacific island of Kiribati , speaks in Seoul , South Korea , after ...

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  6. Noted Indian scientist awarded first Sunhak Peace PrizeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | The Times of India

    Indian agriculture scientist Dr Modadugu Vijay Gupta, who has done pioneering work in aquaculture in India and several Southeast Asian countries, was awarded the first Sunhak Peace Prize. SEOUL: Noted Indian agriculture scientist Dr Modadugu Vijay Gupta, who has done pioneering work in aquaculture in India, Bangladesh and several Southeast Asian countries, was on Friday awarded the first Sunhak Peace Prize which he shared with the President of Kiribati Islands.

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  7. Fijian leads expeditionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | Fiji Times

    Dr Sangeeta Mangubhai, an adjunct scientist with the New England Aquarium and Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society in Fiji will be leading an inter-disciplinary team of international scientists to study the impacts of El Nino on marine life in the remote Phoenix Islands Protected Area in the Republic of Kiribati. The Phoenix Islands is one of the largest marine protected areas in the world, one of the deepest World Heritage Areas in the world and the largest marine conservation effort of its kind by a least developed country.

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  8. 'The little country that plans to ruin the world'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | NEWS.com.au

    ... European cities, some countries, then there is no way we're going to tackle climate change." The comments come as Kiribati's President Anote Tong launched a global appeal to leaders and companies to support a moratorium on new coal mines ahead of ...

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  9. School students, youth a occupya Port Vila market i...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | Scoop

    ... development of new coal mining operations. This call is in support of the letter of appeal sent yesterday by the Kiribati President Anote Tong to all global leaders. 250 Vanuatu co-cordinator Emil Samuel described the frustration of ni-Vanuatu women ...

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  10. Greenies worry over Pacific futureRead the original story

    Sunday Aug 16 | Fiji Times

    ... the Foreign Affairs Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola and Climate Change director Peter Emberson. Dr Naidoo visited Kiribati before he came to Fiji where he had the opportunity to meet President Anote Tong as well as various Government officials. "We ...

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  11. President of - Submerging' Kiribati Calls for End to Coal MiningRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 13 | The Washington Post

    The world should stop developing new coal mines to step up the fight against climate change, according to Anote Tong, president of the Pacific island-nation of Kiribati that's slowly being swamped by rising seawater. With envoys working to devise a new deal to fight global warming at a December meeting in Paris, each new coal mine "undermines the spirit and intent of any agreement we may reach," Tong wrote to world leaders in a letter distributed Thursday by the environmental group Greenpeace.

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  12. Pacific island nation calls for moratorium on new coal minesRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 13 | Reuters

    The president of the low-lying Pacific island nation of Kiribati called on Thursday for a global moratorium on new coal mines to slow global warming and a creeping rise in world sea levels. Kiribati's 100,000 people live on 32 atolls in the central Pacific, most of which are less than six metres above sea level and are suffering coastal erosion as the world's ice caps melt.

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  13. Erica boosts education on Pacific atollRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | Warrnambool Standard

    A TROPICAL adventure for Erica Smith was not all sunbathing and cocktails, with the educator leaving a lasting legacy for the children of an island paradise. Ms Smith has just returned from the small Pacific nation of Kiribati where she has volunteered for the past 18 months to train teachers and develop the curriculum for the country's only school for children with disabilities.

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  14. Kirbati's President Tong calls for global moratorium on coal miningRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | Matangi Tonga

    Kiribati President Anote Tong today called for a global and immediate moratorium on all new coal mines and coal mine expansions, and has called on all State leaders to back his call to action, in the lead up to the Paris climate talks in December. "Kiribati, as a nation faced with a very uncertain future, is calling for a global moratorium on new coal mines.

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  15. Pacific Island nation challenges Tony Abbott on coalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 12 | The Age

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott's push for new coal mines has been challenged by one of Australia's pacific island neighbours under threat from climate change. Anote Tong, President of the Republic of Kiribati, has made a plea to world leaders for a moratorium on new coal mines, including new mega mines proposed in Australia.

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  16. Pentagon still searching for its lost WWII veteransRead the original story

    Monday Aug 10 | Art Daily

    ... archeologists and soil specialists, is searching for the remains of several dozen Marines on the Tarawa Atoll in Kiribati, from the war's Pacific theater. The quest began in 2007 and has cost nearly $1.5 million, according to History Flight ...

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  17. The Pentagon still searching for lost WWII veteransRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 10 | The Raw Story

    ... archeologists and soil specialists, is searching for the remains of several dozen Marines on the Tarawa Atoll in Kiribati, from the war's Pacific theater. The quest began in 2007 and has cost nearly $1.5 million, according to History Flight ...

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  18. Island states seek UN help on climate changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2015 | The China Post

    ... washed away in the rising tides and powerful storms caused by global warming. The president of the Republic of Kiribati, Anote Tong, said the plight of smaller islands for too long has been at the bottom of the list of priorities of the United ...

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  19. Small islands states challenge UN on climate change threatRead the original story

    Jul 31, 2015 | West Hawaii Today

    Small island nations that say climate change threatens their very existence are asking the U.N. Security Council to do more to address the issue as a matter of international peace and security, especially with a critical climate summit in Paris coming late this year. At a meeting Thursday on the challenges facing small island states, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia and others asked that the council put climate change on its formal agenda for regular discussion, with Kiribati calling it "the biggest security threat facing mankind."

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  20. Remains of WWII Marines repatriated from TarawaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2015 | ABC News

    ... ut. The remains were discovered by US charity History Flight after a four-month excavation on Betio island, part of Kiribati's Tarawa Atoll, in the culmination of a multi-million-dollar, nine-year research project.

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