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New Year's oddities

The Manila Times 17 Jan 2024
The first to actually celebrate the New Year, a few minutes or several hours ahead of other countries, is Kiribati, while on American Samoa, it is still 11 p.m ... Noodles for Long Life.
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Vet waves goodbye to the Cooks

Cook Islands News 20 Nov 2023
He chats to deputy editor Al Williams as he prepares for another chapter in his life. “I was about three or four and went with dad, who was a vet, on his canoe, to a Kiribati village in the Solomon Islands to castrate pigs, they gave us salted fish.
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Climate Displacement As Motivation For Climate Action

OWP 11 Oct 2023
... that climate change may soon make currently inhabited regions unfit for human life. In his case to the UN, he claimed that New Zealand violated his right to life by sending him back to Kiribati.
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Corals are in peril. Life without them would be dire

Gulf News 05 Aug 2023
Nowhere is this more apparent than in the fragile reef ecosystems built by corals, to the benefit of other marine life and humans alike ... At the moment, many corals that remain are those hanging on for dear life in deeper, cooler water.
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Pacific news in brief for June 6

RNZ 06 Jun 2023
Kiribati - plastics. Kiribati has spoken up about being 'downstream in the plastic life cycle' at the second session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee aiming to develop an international treaty on plastic pollution.
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International law doesn’t protect people fleeing environmental disaster – here’s how it could

The Conversation 13 Mar 2023
Ioane Teitiota is a citizen of Kiribati, an island nation in the central Pacific Ocean ... He protested to the UN Human Rights Committee, which ruled that his situation did not constitute an imminent risk to life.
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Pacific islanders head to Australia for jobs as climate fears grow

Taipei Times 25 Feb 2023
Over the years, Claire Anterea has waved goodbye to numerous friends and family members as they left the Pacific island nation of Kiribati for jobs in regional powerhouse Australia ... Kiribati’s Tarawa atoll is pictured in an undated photograph.
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Kiribati Coconut Armor - Not as Nutty as it Sounds!

Ancient Origins 20 Nov 2022
Kiribati society changed drastically after their first encounters with westerners, but their armor offers a fascinating glimpse into what Kiribati life used to be like ... Kiribati armor made of coconut ...
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‘No safe place’: Kiribati seeks donors to raise islands from encroaching seas

The Observer 18 Nov 2022
The flooding will shift and remould the islands rather than completely sink them, unless sea level rise is extreme, but the devastation wrought upon day-to-day life makes this process an “existential threat” to civilisation in Kiribati, he said.
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Refugee's bid for protected status due to climate crisis in Kiribati rejected

RNZ 14 Nov 2022
... tried to argue that returning home to Kiribati would put him at risk of retribution from his victim's family and make life incredibly difficult due to rising sea levels and erosion on the island.
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Kiribati Government hits out again at judiciary

RNZ 15 Sep 2022
It said it is gravely concerned with the judgement of the Court of Appeal, claiming that in the Lambourne case they "purposefully created a life-time appointment, a position unknown and alien to Kiribati and the Commonwealth of Nations.".
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In Pacific islands, US’ diplomatic push stirs memories of neglect

Al Jazeera 14 Jul 2022
Countries such as Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Kiribati, and the Marshall Islands are also among the world’s most vulnerable nations to climate change, lying just a few metres above sea level ... “For Kiribati, I think that maritime security will be a priority.
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US VP Kamala Harris addresses Pacific leaders in 'unprecedented move'

NewstalkZB 13 Jul 2022
And it's nice to see that friendship, you know, brought back to life in a meaningful way.". The address and initiatives come hot on the heels of Kiribati breaking away from the Forum. Kiribati has close ...
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Fact Sheet: Vice President Harris Announces Commitments to Strengthen U.S. Partnership with the Pacific Islands

The White House 12 Jul 2022
USAID provides life-saving humanitarian and development assistance across the Pacific Islands, from Kiribati in the wake of drought to Tonga in the wake of volcanic eruptions and tsunami waves to ...
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