A Green Future for Blue Hawaii, Maybe
A new bill puts the state on a path to energy independence, but it won’t be easy.
As Online Video Surges, the .TV Domain Rides the Wave
The domain, owned by Tuvalu, a tiny South Pacific island nation, signals how people watch TV now — online and on apps — and makes the country a tidy sum, too.
This Accursed Month
Some of Russia’s most traumatic events have occurred in August, each marking the beginning of a new, bleak era.
On View | The Venice Biennale’s Rookies of the Year
Ten new countries opened pavilions for the first time at the Italian art extravaganza this year. Several made serious bids to become major art-world players.
A Tiny Pacific Island Nation That Does Not Smell Like Paradise
Decades after they were dug to provide material for an airstrip during World War II, “borrow pits” are eroding islanders’ quality of life in Tuvalu.
On Our Radar: William and Kate Visit Threatened Tuvalu
Island youths plan to deliver a message about how their homes are threatened by rising sea levels.
As Danger Laps at Its Shores, Tuvalu Pleads for Action
Tuvalu, a tiny archipelago of nine South Pacific islands threatened by rising seas, is on the front lines of the planet's climate change debate. Current projections indicate that it will become unlivable within 50 years, resulting in an exodus and the erasure of a rich 3,000-year-old culture.
On Our Radar: Invasive Carp Reach North Dakota
Asian carp have been found for the first time in the James River in North Dakota, officials from the state game and fish department say. They range from fingerlings that might be this year's spawn to older fish of up to 20 pounds. Imported in the 1970s to control algae growth in aquaculture and wastewater treatment facilities, the carp soon escaped and are considered highly invasive species. [The Jamestown Sun]
Film on Climate Refugees Strikes a Chord
By focusing on the consequences of climate change rather than its scientific causes, some experts suggest that a filmmaker circumvented a divisive debate over global warming and the extent to which human activity contributes to it.
Life After Land
Island nations that sink as sea levels rise should be able to retain their sovereignty.
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