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These islands are being slowly swallowed by the sea – it’s a warning to the world

The Daily Telegraph 11 May 2023
a small cluster of wooden thatched homes perched on stilts above the gently lapping turquoise waters along the Solomon Islands’ coastline ... But now they watch with alarm as sea water creeps a little higher every year, sweeping driftwood ...

US opens Tonga mission, expanding reach in the Pacific

Taipei Times 10 May 2023
Washington in February restored its embassy in the Solomon Islands after a 30-year hiatus ... pact with the Solomon Islands. Despite denials from the Solomon Islands, US and Australian officials have voiced concerns that the pact could open vast waters to the Chinese military.

Exclusive: Biden to sign defence pact in Papua New Guinea, with eyes on China

Reuters 10 May 2023
China has a decade-long history of infrastructure projects in the region, and last year struck a security pact with Solomon Islands, which has since placed a moratorium on U.S ... China and the Solomon Islands have denied their security pact allows a navy base.

Scientists discover hidden crab diversity among coral reefs

Phys Dot Org 29 Mar 2023
Chlorodielline crabs are especially diverse in what's known as the coral triangle, where open sea is punctuated by a vast archipelago that stretches from Indonesia to the Solomon Islands. The shallow waters around these islands support roughly 76% of the world's coral species and more than a quarter of all coral reef fishes.

‘Like you’re in a horror movie’: pollution leaves New Zealand wetlands irreversibly damaged

The Observer 26 Mar 2023
Ngāti Naho are mana whenua (a tribal group with customary rights to the area), and this summer Solomon spent days out on the water, pulling dead birds from the swamp ... why Māori leaders want control of the South Island’s water ... “The fish [were] just floating in the water – you could ...

UN report places Pakistan in ‘critically water insecure’ category

Dawn 24 Mar 2023
It added that experts found the majority of the world’s population currently lived in water-insecure countries such as the Solomon Islands, Eritrea, Sudan, Ethiopia, Vanuatu, Afghanistan, Djibouti, Haiti, Papua New Guinea, Somalia, Liberia, St Kitts and Nevis, Libya, Madagascar, ...

Pakistan in ‘critically water insecure’ category: UN report

Hindustan Times 24 Mar 2023
According to a Pakistan-based English daily, the experts found that the majority of the world's population presently lived in water-insecure countries such as the Solomon Islands, Eritrea, Sudan, Ethiopia, Vanuatu, Afghanistan, Djibouti, Haiti, Papua New Guinea, Somalia, Liberia, ...

Woman on wheelchair breaks world record for the most countries visited in one year

Indian Express 23 Feb 2023
  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Renee Bruns (@wheelstravels) From exploring a hotel which seemed like a modern-day tree house in Solomon Islands, racing with a little girl in Palau and kayaking in the cold waters of Antartica to watching the penguins, Bruns had vivid experiences during her explorations.

He rescued 15 sailors in shark-infested waters. A Black Navy swimmer is finally getting his due

The Los Angeles Times 19 Feb 2023
Now, 80 years after the Navy petty officer swam hours through shark-infested waters, towing a raft holding 15 injured shipmates to safety, he's getting his due ... 5, 1942, French was on board the Gregory, a destroyer-turned-transport, which was patrolling waters off the Solomon Islands ... Soon the Gregory was dead in the water and began to sink.

Solomon Water becomes major partners of 2023 Pacific Games

Inside The Games 29 Jan 2023
The 2023 Pacific Games Organising Committee (GOC) and the Solomon Islands Water Authority (Solomon Water) have announced their partnership through the Games Silver Partner Sponsorship in Honiara ... as well as the provision of free water services to Games facilities ©Solomon Water.

Search continues in Solomon Islands for two missing children

RNZ 24 Jan 2023
Two children remain missing in Solomon Islands waters after a boat overturned more than a week ago. Solomon Islands police say three people of the 14 on board went missing - one female adult and two children aged ...

Australia to point America’s HIMARS at China

Asiatimes 07 Jan 2023
... base on the strategically-situated Solomon Islands, which would potentially allow China to isolate Australia from the US ... In 2019, the Solomon Islands government rejected China Sam Group’s attempt to lease Tulagi Island, which has a deep-water harbor suited for military purposes.

Ernest Evans Took On a Fleet of Japanese Warships, Despite Being Drastically Outnumbered

War History Online 27 Nov 2022
... North Island) ... Her service during the conflict included attacking the beaches of Kwajalein and Eniwetok atolls during the Gilbert and Marshall Islands Campaign, shelling the military fortifications on Kapingamarangi Atoll and patroling the waters around the Solomon Islands.

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