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CLIMATE CHANGE

Dr Jemaima Tiatia-Seath
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — A study has been commissioned to examine the mental health needs of Pacific Islanders forced to leave their homes by the climate crisis. Auckland University's Jemaima Tiatia-Seath, co-head of the School of Māori and Pacific Studies, has been granted about $US400,000 for the...
 President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands Hilda Heine, and President of the Federated States of Micronesia David Panuelo, US President Donal Trump and President of the Republic of Palau Tommy E. Remengesau
Washington, D.C. — Pacific analysts say a meeting between US President Donald Trump and the Freely Associated States has ignored climate change. The historic event on Tuesday with Palau, the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia renewed Washington's ties to the states. But a joint...
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres with Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama
Suva, FIJI — The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has praised Fiji as a strong committed partner in peacekeeping and for taking a leading role in the battle against climate change. Mr Guterres was speaking after formal talks with the Fijian prime minister Frank Bainimarama this morning. Mr...
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses the Pacific Islands Forum
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday that he’s traveling to three South Pacific island nations to see the effects of climate change firsthand. Speaking in Fiji, the U.N. leader said he wanted to learn about the work being undertaken by island...
People stand near flood waters from Hurricane Lane in Hilo, Hawaii.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s iconic Waikiki Beach could soon be underwater as rising sea levels caused by climate change overtake its white sand beaches and bustling city streets. Predicting Honolulu will start experiencing frequent flooding within the next 15 to 20 years, state lawmakers are trying...
High tides in the Marshall Islands.
UNITED NATIONS — Ocean temperatures reached a record high last year, extreme weather events are exacerbating world hunger, and the world is not on track to meet emissions reduction targets, a new report says. The latest state of the climate report by the World Meteorological Organisation said the...
This photo provided by the Tank Guy Pago Pago shows participants on the Feb. 7 conclusion of the three-day American Samoa Resilience Summit to enhance ‘Climate Resilience’.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Tank Guy Pago Pago Inc. presented a simple solution at the three-day American Samoa Resilience Summit to enhance ‘Climate Resilience’; the implementation and installation of water tanks and water harvesting systems. Established in American Samoa since August 2018,...
Photo of sea.
Victoria University, NEW ZEALAND — Tropical waters in the Pacific will experience disproportionately high sea-level rise from climate change-induced polar ice melt, according to new research. An academic from New Zealand's Victoria University Antarctic Research Centre is part of a global scientific...
Washington, D.C. — This is a tough time to be a federal scientist—or any civil servant in the federal government. The Trump administration is clamping down on science, denying dangerous climate change and hollowing out the workforces of the agencies charged with protecting American health, safety...
 Visitors use an escalator past a poster featuring the Fiji Islands on the opening day of the COP 23 United Nations Climate Change Conference on November 6, 2017 in Bonn, Germany
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — Climate negotiators are facing an uphill battle heading into the latest United Nations climate talks in Poland next week. Pledges from countries to meet the 2015 Paris Climate target, which is to keep the global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius...

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