On Nauru, A Sinking Feeling


Marcus Stephen, President of Nauru, writing in the New York Times. At just 8 square miles, about a third of the size of Manhattan, and located in the southern Pacific Ocean, Nauru appears as merely a pinpoint on most maps — if it is not missing entirely in a vast expanse of blue.

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Big Fish, Not Reef Fish

Conservancy Talk

Even though I live near the ocean, I am not a fishermen. I catch fish sometimes, but they are mostly reef fish because in Palau you need to travel far to catch tuna. When I have extra time I work on my garden. I like growing things, but gardens take time and patience.

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Poop Week Quiz

10,000 Birds

Or, “why is it white?” (I’d prefer pink myself) Or ‘What is the island that sold off huge amounts of the stuff and is now bankrupt?” (Nauru). It’s Poop Week on 10,000 Birds so this quiz is definitely poop-related. I am a happy soul. If you’ve read my quizzes before, you know better than to expect from me an easy quiz with clues like these: “What’s white and smelly and you’ve seen a million birds expel some and it’s dropped on your new jacket??” (yes, yes, indeed!)

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Pacific Islanders Open New Front in Environmental Battle against a Czech Power Plant

Eco Friendly Daily

They include islands of Nauru, Wake Island, Marshall Islands and a few more. Copenhagen was the beginning of eco-battles between the developed and developing nations of the world.

G77 and China: Saving Tomorrow Today

Green (Living) Review

After the recent incorporation of Nauru on September 23rd, 2011, the Group now represents 132 developing countries.

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International Fisheries Management Commission Agrees to Strategy to Amend Measures to End Pacific Bigeye Tuna Overfishing

Green (Living) Review

HONOLULU, HI, December 16, 2010: On Friday, the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) concluded its week-long 7th Regular Session, in Ko Olina, Hawaii.

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The Lorax Brings a Muddled Environmental Message to the Mideast

Green Prophet

When The Lorax was first published in 1971, the Pacific paradise of Nauru was a phosphate mining rentier state with the highest per-capita wealth in the world. ” I am the Lorax and I speak for the trees. ” What would nature’s ambassador tell us? Children’s author Theodore Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) used this question as inspiration for his classic ecological fable, The Lorax.

Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

Green Blog

At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action. It was reported that Island States had again pleaded with other representatives to avert “ climate genocide ” but their pleas fell on deaf ears at Durban, as at Cancun, as at Copenhagen.

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming. In relation to carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, Net Carbon Debt is equal to the Historical Carbon Debt (from fossil fuel burning since the start of the Industrial Revolution in circa 1750) minus the Carbon Credit (the residual carbon pollution from fossil fuel burning permitted between now and zero emissions in 2050).

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