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  1. Viet Nam, Kiribati establish diplomatic relationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | VietNam News

    Viet Nam and the Republic of Kiribati officially established diplomatic relations on September 15 as a move to reinforce and develop their mutually beneficial relations and cooperation.


  2. Tony Abbott to skip UN climate summit of more than 120 world leadersRead the original story

    Monday Sep 15 | ABC News

    ... are going on, the sad fact is that climate change is worsening almost by the day. JAKE STURMER: The nation of Kiribati is the canary in the coal mine when it comes to climate change. It's about 7,000 kilometres north east of Australia and is already ...


  3. Vanishing islandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 4 | Newsday

    The Republic of Kiribati is probably best known as being the first inhabited place on Earth to greet the new millennium, yet these low lying atolls are under threat from rising sea levels, something that drew photographer Giulietta Verdon-Roe to spend a month documenting daily life on the slowly vanishing islands. The 33 atolls, of which 21 are inhabited, are found in the South Pacific and were formerly known as the Gilbert Islands before gaining independence from the United Kingdom in 1979.


  4. Summit asks U.N. to help battle sea's riseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 4 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    ~~ APIA, SAMOA In his first 19 years of life, Apisaloma Tawati, a resident of the remote, flat island nation of Kiribati, has watched the seas gradually wash away the shoreline around his home island of Tarawa. He's seen nearby families take ...


  5. Climate ChangeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 3 | The RiotACT

    ... at a level where you swim up to it to get snacks and drinks. Don't let a fact get in the way! Sprung CT! I went to Kiribati in 1998 as part of a Commonwealth Parliamentary Association gig. I was a newly minted MLA. The conference taught me heaps ...


  6. IFAD invests in rural communitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 3 | PressReleasePoint

    A US$7 million project supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development will improve rural livelihoods and strengthen people's capacity to adapt to climate change, benefitting 11,600 vulnerable people living in four outer islands of Kiribati.


  7. The Luxury of a ToiletRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 2 | The American Scholar

    ... the first time in their lives and can "close the door and defecate now without fear." In May 2013, North Tarawa in Kiribati became the first island in the Pacific where everyone had access to a toilet. In India, where nearly half of the population ...


  8. Young island poet to address Ban Ki-moon climate summitRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 1 | AlertNet

    ... sunset over a small lagoon near the village of Tangintebu on South Tarawa in the central Pacific island nation of Kiribati on May 25, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A young female poet from the Marshall Islands has ...


  9. 15 funniest travel books everRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 31 | WKBT

    ... in the heat-blasted "end of the world" -- in this case, the equatorial Pacific atoll of Tarawa in the Republic of Kiribati. "Looking for a writer who can capture the hilarity of travel like the beloved Bill Bryson? J. Maarten Troost's 'The Sex Lives ...


  10. UN conference in Samoa to think about strategies f...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 30 | Scoop

    ... the Western Pacific. Asia-Pacific Journalism reports. The future of the low-lying Pacific Island nations such as Kiribati and the Marshall Islands republic is at serious risk because of climate change. Within this decade the sea could rise sharply, ...


  11. Urban planner heads to island nation of KiribatiRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 28 | NBR Newsroom

    Urban planner Shifani Sood faces special challenges as she moves to Kiribati next month to take up a role as an urban planning adviser.


  12. Remote Pacific atoll challenge lures Christchurch ...Read the original story

    Sunday Aug 24 | Scoop

    ... king tide? That's the unique challenge facing Christchurch planner and NZPI member Shifani Sood who is heading to Kiribati (pronounced Kiribas) next month to take up a role as an Urban Planning Advisor. Shifani will be going it alone for the year ...


  13. The Island Nation That Bought a Back-Up PropertyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 21 | The Atlantic

    Mikarite Temari, the mayor of Christmas Island, Kiribati's largest atoll, rolled his eyes and shook his head as I read off my laptop in his office what his president, Anote Tong, had said during a visit to New York.


  14. The Island Nation That Plans to Relocate an Entire PopulationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 21 | The Atlantic

    Mikarite Temari, the mayor of Christmas Island, Kiribati's largest atoll, rolled his eyes and shook his head as I read off my laptop in his office what his president, Anote Tong, had said during a visit to New York.


  15. Protecting America's Underwater SerengetiRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2014 | Inter Press Service

    ... Islands; Johnston Atoll, southwest of Hawaii; Palmyra and Kingman Reef, in the U.S. Line Islands south of the Kiribati Line Islands; Jarvis, just below, and Howland and Baker, which abut Kiribati's 408,000 km2-Phoenix Islands Protected Area. ...


  16. Oceania sinks, and like New Zealand, we have to helpRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2014 | Earth Times

    Tabuaeran Island in Kiribati is well known for its shellfish and great swells. Ideal for surfing, but how long can a community survive there as the water levels rise? Tabuaeran image ; Credit: A Shutterstock Kiribati and Tuvalu have started disappearing beneath the sea.


  17. China may have pressured delegationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 6, 2014 | The China Post

    ... observers were invited to attend, according to the event organizers. The 12 delegations were Japan, the Republic of Kiribati, Malaysia, the Republic of Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, the Republic Nauru, the Republic ...


  18. Kiribati president begins six-day visit to TaiwanRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2014 | The China Post

    Kiribati President Anote Tong has commenced a six-day visit to Taiwan, during which he will meet with President Ma Ying-jeou and attend a meeting of the Asian-Pacific Parliamentarians' Union, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


  19. Tuvalu climate change family win NZ residency appealRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2014 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... Zohs said. The 37-year-old moved to New Zealand with his wife in 2007 after deciding their life on the low-lying Kiribati island Tarawa was no longer sustainable because of rising seas. In his ruling, Justice John Priestley said: "At a stroke, ...


  20. Remember the threat of flooded atolls and climate refugees due to sea level rise? Never mind.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2014 | NorCalBlogs

    In an interview with CNN last month, Anote Tong, the president of Kiribati, insisted that rising sea levels due to global warming will mean "total annihilation" for this nation of 33 coral islands in the Central Pacific and for other atoll island nations like Tuvalu and the Maldives.