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CLIMATE CHANGE

 The panelists for a panel on New Zealand's response to Pacific climate change,
Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND — The message that Pacific people affected by climate change would rather stay in their homes than become refugees in New Zealand was reiterated by a panel at Canterbury University on Thursday. The panel in Christchurch discussed New Zealand's response to Pacific climate...
 The image from the cover of the book, the Invading Sea
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — The sea level is rising more in the South Pacific than in other regions, the author of a new book about the impact of climate change on coastlines says. Neville Peat yesterday launched his book The Invading Sea which examines adaptation to the affects of climate-change in...
 Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi addresses the UN General Assembly in New York
NEW YORK — Samoa's prime minister has joined other Pacific leaders in calling on the global community to unite and arrest the threat of climate change. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi made the call while addressing the United Nations. He told the General Assembly that climate change was the over-...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The impact of climate change in American Samoa has been painted graphically by the US Coral Reef Task Force. The Task Force has been holding workshops this week in Pago Pago. Fatima Sauafea Leau of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric office in American Samoa said the...
Suva, FIJI — Fiji's chief climate negotiator says its important for the global community to hear from directly Pacific people facing the impact of climate change. Fiji has the presidency of COP23, the current UN global conference round implementing the Paris Agreement. Fiji is the first Small...
  Pacific island climate change campaigners hold a traditional Fijian sevusevu and offer tapa to a community impacted by a massive coal mine in Germany. [Photo: Facebook]
Washington, D.C. — The United States says it's working to improve access to the UN Green Climate Fund for Pacific Islands. Fiji's prime minister Frank Bainimarama had said stringent criteria around access to the UN funding source should be relaxed so nations vulnerable to climate change could get...
High tides in Marshall Islands in March 2016 hit a seawall.  [Photo: RNZI/Giff Johnson]
WOMAN TO SUE SAMOA GOVT. OVER ALLEGED “ABUSE OF POWER” A woman who claims to have been unlawfully detained by the Ministry of Police in April last year is suing the Government for an undisclosed amount. The law firm acting on behalf of Katerinauatalia Lesatele, Lui and Chang, has officially...
 A coral reef off an island in Fiji's Yasawa Group [Photo: RNZI/Sally Round]
The rapid depletion of coral reefs could prove more damaging for small islands than sea level rise, according to recently published research. Coral reefs provide an important barrier for coastlines, creating friction that slows down and dissipates the energy of waves rushing in off the ocean. But...

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