(record) 212 environmental activists killed worldwide

According to TheGuardian, last year was record, the most people whose defend environment got killed! 212 at all! Just in Colombia and the Philippines half of people were killed. 64 in Columbia, 43 in the Philippines, 18 in Mexico, 14 in Honduras... The mining industry was connected to the most…

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Earthquake in Indonesia

According to N1 https://rs.n1info.com/svet/broj-zrtava-zemljotresa-u-indoneziji-porastao-na-82/  number of victims of the earthquake in Indonesia has risen to 82!  Rescue teams dag out today few more bodies from the ruins. Many buildings (including hospitals) are destroyed by a heavy earthquake (magnitude 6,9) which happened on Friday on Sulawesi Island. In Majene, at least 15,000…

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Cyclone Yasa hits Fiji, killing two people at least and causing serious damage

Cyclone Yasa (category 5), the newest Cyclone in South pacific, hit Fiji yesterday, killing at least two people and causing huge damage to the country. Over 850 000 Fijians were in the direct path of the storm. A total of 72 roads was closed around the country as a result…

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Only 10 countries without coronavirus, which 8 belongs to the Pacific

According to N1 http://rs.n1info.com/Svet/a657328/Drzave-bez-korone-Samo-devet-zemalja-uz-Severnu-Koreju-odoleva-koronavirusu.html just 10 countries in the world are currently not affected with coronavirus so far. Besides North Korea and Turkmenistan, 8 of them are Pacific countries (Kiribati, Tuvalu, Tonga, Samoa, Palau, Nauru, Vanuatu and Federal States of Micronesia). Those small countries reacted good to pandemic. Australia and…

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Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument Celebrates 10 Years as a World Heritage Site

On July 30, 2010, Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (small post about it https://tropicalislands.net/the-papahanaumokuakea-marine-national-monument/   )was inscribed as a mixed World Heritage site by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Because the monument represents one of the best examples of both the world’s cultural as well as natural heritage, it…

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“Island of Sin” or “Pedophile Island” or “Orgy Island”

Yes! That is correct. You read title right. Those are nicknames or alternative names for one island, which original name is Little Saint James Island in U.S. Virgin Islands. The islands are also a symbol for money, glamour, therefore rich people mostly posses big and better ones, as those islands…

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Poisoners will face court

As we can see here  https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/former-linc-energy-execs-to-stand-trial-over-environment-breaches-20200306-p547li.html Peter Bond, and few of fellow his men (his team in crime) will face a charge for environmental catastrophe they did from 2007 to 2013. As we wrote here in our post this man is responsible for one of biggest ecological catastrophe in the…

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Coronavirus, bushfires and mass coral bleaching in Australia affect islands

As the situation because of recent catastrophic bushfires could not be worse, coronavirus hit Australia as well, causing lots of problems and paralyzed progress of recover (making it even worse because people were forced to focus on the fight against corona). Bushfires in Australia are a widespread and regular occurrence…

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Desperate virus-free Pacific island nations considering to reopen for tourism

As we already explained here https://tropicalislands.net/a-double-treat-coronavirus-and-cyclone-in-the-south-pacific-during-april-2020/ some of South Pacific countries were both hit by new crisis due to coronavirus and hurricane, causing them damage. Although they do not have many cases of coronavirus themselves (except few, mostly in Fiji), they still suffered because they depend on tourism from worldwide…

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A double threat: Coronavirus and cyclone in the South Pacific during April 2020

Like pandemic is not enough, and few of the island countries in South Pacific experienced from dangerous cyclone as well! From April 1 was formed category 5 tropical cyclone named Harold. It affected Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji and Tonga. Its full power lasted for about 10 days, then it got…

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