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‘The island is being eaten’: how climate change is threatening the Torres Strait

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Joseph Billy says his community is losing land to climate change every year. Photograph: Brian Cassey/Oxfam Australia

In Boigu, part of Australia but just six kilometres from Papua New Guinea, roads are being washed into the sea

July 12, 2017 — Torres Strait residents face being forced from their homes by climate change, as their islands are lost to rising seas. Continue reading ‘The island is being eaten’: how climate change is threatening the Torres Strait

Maldives switches focus from climate threat to mass tourism

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The government plans to increase tourism from 1.3 million people a year to more than seven million within 10 years. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

The new government plans to relocate residents to larger atolls – leaving small islands ripe for development. It says these super resorts, not solar power, will create the money needed to adapt to climate change

March 3, 2017 — When Mohamed Nasheed, the young, first democratically elected president of the Maldives, said in 2008 that he was seeking to buy a new homeland to save his people from being Continue reading Maldives switches focus from climate threat to mass tourism

Maynilad reduces water production due to monsoon rain

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Erosion increases the amount of sediments at the Angat Dam, forcing Maynilad to reduce water production

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 14, 2016) — Water service provider Maynilad on Sunday, August 14, advised some residents of Metro Manila to stock up on water, after it was forced to reduce water production to remove sediments.  Continue reading Maynilad reduces water production due to monsoon rain