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Marshall Islanders Set To Become Climate Refugees Before International Law Can Catch Up

Refugees Deeply | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 07.08.2016 | World

As warming seas climb their shores, Marshall Islanders face becoming climate refugees before the international community can decide what rights, if an...

70 Years Later, Bikini Atoll May Still Be Too Radioactive For Resettlement

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.08.2016 | Green

When the United States government persuaded residents of Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands to leave their homes, they were told they’d be able to...

Selina Leem Doesn't Want to Lose Her Country to Climate Change

Evelyn Marsters | Posted 05.11.2016 | Green
Evelyn Marsters

Selina talks about how real the threat of climate change is for countries like the Marshall Islands. The small nation, which is located southwest of Hawai'i and home to around 50,000 has become well known for its rising sea levels, climate change advocacy and strong female role models.

Doctors Change Teenage Burn Victim’s Life With A 3D-Printed Nose

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 12.31.2015 | Science

Doctors have successfully implanted a 3D-printed nose onto a person for the first time in the U.S., according to New York City's Mount Sinai Hospital,...

Perishing Of Thirst In A Pacific Paradise

The Huffington Post | Peter Mellgard | Posted 06.23.2016 | World

MAJURO, Marshall Islands -- A few yards from the crashing waves of the Pacific, on a precariously narrow strip of land, precious rainwater pools on th...

Climate Change Threatens Islanders U.S. Nuclear Tests Displaced

The Huffington Post | Peter Mellgard | Posted 12.17.2015 | World

EJIT, Marshall Islands -- Jack Niedenthal carefully picked his way around overgrown graves, through tangled weeds and fire ants, toward a headstone tu...

In The Marshall Islands, Traditional Agriculture And Healthy Eating Are A Climate Change Strategy

The Huffington Post | Peter Mellgard | Posted 12.31.2015 | World

LAURA VILLAGE, Marshall Islands -- Holding in his hand a bunch of what he called mountain apples, Steve Lepton grinned like a kid with a new toy. “O...

Uncertain Over Paris Climate Talks, The Marshall Islands Prepares For The Worst

The Huffington Post | Peter Mellgard | Posted 12.11.2015 | World

BIKIRAN ISLAND, Marshall Islands -- Candice Guavis stepped out of the turquoise lagoon onto the beach of this remote and pristine island, home only to...

At Paris Climate Talks, Engaged Citizens Show Delegates What Is Possible

Frances Beinecke | Posted 12.08.2015 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Much of the media coverage of the Paris climate talks focuses on negotiations between country delegations. That work is vitally important. But here on the ground, it's clear that another powerful force is also shaping the outcome of the talks: civil society.

The Climate-Nuclear Nexus: Two Key Threats Endangering Future Generations

Jakob von Uexkull | Posted 12.07.2015 | World
Jakob von Uexkull

Considering that climate change can exacerbate a range of interconnected transnational threats and crises that our generation faces today, such as extreme poverty, hunger, violent conflicts and pandemic disease, meaningful action is urgently needed.

Drone Footage Shows The Harsh Reality Of Rising Sea Levels

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 12.02.2015 | Technology

In the next 40 years, millions of people may lose their homes because of rising water levels brought on by global warming. To illustrate this problem...

To President Hollande: COP21 Is Our Chance For Climate Peace

Christopher Jorebon Loeak | Posted 12.14.2015 | World
Christopher Jorebon Loeak

Sometimes, a crisis strikes without warning. Sometimes, however, a crisis gathers more slowly and incrementally. Climate change is already a daily reality for my people, but without urgent global action to curb emissions, this growing crisis will spiral out of control.

Climate Change Is Threatening Livelihoods In Micronesia

www.civilbeat.com | Chad Blair | Posted 10.26.2015 | Hawaii

On Majuro in the Marshall Islands, the dead are so close to the living that Marshallese children play on concrete burial sites marked by white plinths...

Marshall Islands FM: We'll 'Go Under' If The Paris Climate Talks Fail

The Huffington Post | Peter Mellgard | Posted 09.30.2015 | World

The Marshall Islands, a network of small islands in the South Pacific, is one of the countries most at risk of the dangers of climate change. The roug...

A Wedge for Nuclear Disarmament

Robert Koehler | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Here's the thing. This audacious lawsuit is a disarmament wedge. Since I wrote last week's column, I've been in touch with Laurie Ashton, the lead attorney for the case in U.S. federal court, and have read the brief appealing the suit's dismissal, which was filed last month. To get this close to the case -- to its language, to its soul -- is to feel possibility begin pulsing in a unique way.

Nuclear Disarmament: If Not Now, When?

Robert Koehler | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The Marshall Islands lawsuits ask: If not us, who? If not now, when? These are the questions asked by those who have no choice. That means all of us should be asking them.

Small Islands, Big Impact: Marshall Islands Set Bold Carbon Targets

David Saddington | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green
David Saddington

"If one of the world's smallest, poorest and most geographically isolated countries can do it, so can you..." As the Republic of the Marshall Island...

Pollution and Inequality: A Shared History

Nourish International | Posted 06.05.2016 | Green
Nourish International

It's important to realize how this line of thinking is still hugely influential today as developing nations remain prime targets for businesses looking to offload pollution and exploit cheap labor.

'The Other Side of Memorial Day,' or Dying in Paradise

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Hal Donahue

Nearly everyone honors our war dead. More ignored are the military dead who died following the wars. Far too often, family and loved ones were abandoned to cope with wounded who would never really recover. Perhaps it is time to discuss when politicians ignore veterans when no one is watching.

Why Is No One Talking About This Technicolor Paradise?

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 04.28.2015 | Travel

About halfway between Hawaii and Australia, in the Pacific Ocean's warm blue waters, lies one of the world's best kept secrets. Comprised of 29 ato...

Is Trouble Brewing for the 2015 NPT Review Conference?

Jakob von Uexkull | Posted 06.21.2015 | Politics
Jakob von Uexkull

While the five nuclear-armed states recognized by the NPT have focused primarily on non-proliferation, a series of new disarmament initiatives has reinvigorated the debate and mobilized non-nuclear weapon states and civil society groups to bring the longtime vision of a world free of nuclear weapons into reality.

An Ex-Pat's Adventures Helping Dogs on a Remote South Pacific Island

Danielle Wolffe | Posted 06.15.2015 | Impact
Danielle Wolffe

What do you do when you are an animal-loving American expat living on an island where people eat dogs? If you're Lora Lee Mason, you get to work.

The Hydrogen Bomb Reaches Retirement Age

Keith M. Parsons | Posted 01.06.2015 | Science
Keith M. Parsons

The hydrogen bomb turned sixty-two just the other day. The first one was exploded on November 1, 1952 at Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The event was called Ivy Mike. "Ivy" was the name of the test operation and "Mike" was the particular test.

Young Poet Explains The Essence Of Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.23.2014 | Arts

"When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations," John F. Kennedy proclaimed. "When power narrows the areas of man's co...

A Clarion Call From the Climate Change Frontline

Christopher Jorebon Loeak | Posted 11.18.2014 | Green
Christopher Jorebon Loeak

Out here in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, climate change has arrived. Lying just two meters above sea level, my atoll nation stands at the frontline in the battle against climate change.