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Thursday Sep 4 | Newsday

Vanishing islands

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.

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Thursday Sep 4 | The Honolulu Advertiser

Summit asks U.N. to help battle sea's rise

He's seen nearby families take shelter with relatives living farther inland as the shore lands they once owned erode and disappear. He's watched crops fail and trees die as salt water intrudes the atoll.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

AlertNet

Young island poet to address Ban Ki-moon climate summit

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Marshall Islands, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Arts, Poetry

Sun Aug 31, 2014

KRCR

15 funniest travel books ever

As every traveler knows, a good sense of humor is essential when facing the mysteries and miseries of a foreign culture.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

Scoop

UN conference in Samoa to think about strategies f...

Next week's SIDS conference on climate change in Samoa is critically important for small island states.

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Related Topix: Samoa, Oceania, World News, Journalism

Thu Aug 28, 2014

NBR Newsroom

Urban planner heads to island nation of Kiribati

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

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Scoop

Remote Pacific atoll challenge lures Christchurch planner

How do you come up with an urban development plan for a city which consists of tiny islets connected by causeways located in a remote Pacific atoll and subject to flooding on the next king tide? That's the unique challenge facing Christchurch planner and NZPI member Shifani Sood who is heading to Kiribati next month to take up a role as an Urban ... (more)

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, New Zealand, New Zealand Travel, Travel, Pacific Travel, Life, Fruits, Food

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Atlantic

The Island Nation That Plans to Relocate an Entire Population

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.

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