Environment

February 23rd 2015
Grim coral bleaching forecast for 2015
Climate scientists from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fear the worst coral bleaching phenomena this year since 2010.
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February 17th 2015
Nauru prioritises water storage and security
Improving water storage and security have been pinpointed as urgent in Nauru's plan for adapting to climate change.
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February 11th 2015
Palau to learn about erosion control in Tonga
A team from Palau is in Tonga to study a government project constructing foreshores in eastern Tongatapu to combat erosion.
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February 11th 2015
Reports of new volcanic eruption in Tonga
There are reports in Tonga of another volcanic eruption.
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February 9th 2015
Nauru launches disaster framework
Nauru has launched its first ever national framework aimed at increasing its resilience to climate change and disaster risks.
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February 3rd 2015
Flooding hits Samoa
The heavy rain as a result of two tropical depressions over the Pacific caused flooding on several streets in Apia over the weekend.
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February 2nd 2015
Palau joins Project Eyes on the Seas
Palau has joined the international ocean monitoring collective known as Project Eyes on the Seas.
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February 2nd 2015
News
Cyclone Ola near New Caledonia weakens
Tropical Cyclone Ola near New Caledonia is weakening as it moves south.
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January 29th 2015
News
New island in Tonga
There’s a new island in the Pacific Ocean, thanks to an underwater volcano eruption that’s been going on for the past month.'
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January 27th 2015
Volcano eruption in Tonga declared over
Authorities in Tonga say the volcanic eruption which created new land and which had been active for around five weeks is now over.
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January 19th 2015
Tonga's Hunga Ha'apai eruption forming new island
Ongoing eruptions of Hunga Ha'apai in Tonga are creating a new island, 65 kilometres from the capital Nuku'alofa.
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January 16th 2015
Volcanic eruptions disrupt more Tonga flights
Further volcanic eruptions have disrupted more flights to and from Tonga on Thursday evening.
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December 16th 2014
Conservation Board Vacancies 2015
The Minister of Conservation is seeking nominations for membership of Conservation Boards.
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December 8th 2014
Repairs on Fiji roads as floods recede
Road workers in Fiji are starting to clear slips on the Kings Road following severe flooding in the central division around Suva that caused at least one death.
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December 3rd 2014
Environment FREE, 3 Dec 14, PNG mining conference hailed a success
Papua New Guinea's Chamber of Mines and Petroleum says this week's annual investment conference in Sydney has been a success, despite a downturn in the market.
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December 2nd 2014
Distant nations accused of filing fake fish reports
Distant fishing nations in the Pacific have been accused of submitting false catch reports.
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December 2nd 2014
1.5 degree global warming call from Pacific
Pacific island countries attending climate change talks in Peru are pressing for an agreement to limit global warming to below one-point-five degrees by 2100.
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