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8 Other Great Emerald Isles

Joy Pecknold | Posted 03.17.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

I have nothing but leprechaun love for Ireland, but around St. Patrick's Day it's still a little too chilly there for my liking, which has me dreaming of balmier emerald isles.

Swimming With Mantas

Kevin Richberg | Posted 03.17.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

This 3 Minute Postcard shows you an adventure like no other, spending the day swimming/diving with the giant reef manta rays of the Maldives.

How We Talk About "Climate Refugees" and Why It's Complicated

Ellen Bechtel | Posted 03.13.2014 | Green
Ellen Bechtel

The most important thing to do now is to notice, question, and change they way we talk about environmental migrants.

The Need for Asian Climate Leadership

Mohamed Nasheed | Posted 02.19.2014 | Green
Mohamed Nasheed

From small island states to delta settlements, Asia is the climate frontline. Seven of the ten countries most vulnerable to climate change are in Asia and the Pacific. It falls to Asian governments, whose primary responsibility is to protect their citizens, to respond.

15 Amazing Beaches to Warm Your Soul on a Snowy Day

minube | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel
minube

With much of the continental United States experiencing record cold and snow, we thought we'd do our part by compiling these 15 amazing beaches so you can keep warm on the inside, if not the outside.

The 12 Most Scenic Islands in the World

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 02.20.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Islands are generally pretty gorgeous -- they are islands, after all. But the 12 that made it to the top of our reader ratings.

Maldives President Calls Marital Rape Bill 'Un-Islamic'

Religion News Service | Vishal Arora | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

NEW DELHI (RNS) Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen has refused to ratify a bill that seeks to partially criminalize marital rape, calling it “un-Isl...

Real Conservatives Don't Burn Coal

Mohamed Nasheed | Posted 03.18.2014 | Green
Mohamed Nasheed

The conservative movement's pro-fossil fuel advocacy flies in the face of free-market economics. Why are we continuing to subsidize highly profitable and polluting fossil fuel firms while choking off support for clean energy? We are not supposed to be the fossil fuel industry's trade union.

Maldive Islands: One by One

Sharon Hoge | Posted 03.10.2014 | Travel
Sharon Hoge

While it may be the case that no man is an island, practically every resort in the Maldives is its own island, and they are exquisite destinations....

Maldives Challenger Wants President To Resign

AP | KRISHAN FRANCIS | Posted 10.20.2013 | World

MALE, Maldives -- MALE, Maldives (AP) — The leading candidate in the Maldives' troubled presidential election demanded Sunday that the president res...

Maldives Police Block Attempt At Presidential Vote

AP | KRISHAN FRANCIS | Posted 10.19.2013 | World

MALE, Maldives -- MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Maldives sank further into political disarray Saturday when police blocked officials from conducting a p...

Happy World Tourism Day!

Posted 09.27.2013 | Travel

Happy Friday, and happy World Tourism Day! What is the latter, you ask? In an effort to raise awareness about tourism and its effects around th...

Ousted President Leads In Maldives Election

Reuters | Posted 11.07.2013 | World

By J.J. Robinson MALE, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Partial presidential election results in the Maldives showed Mohamed Nasheed leading on Sat...

Police Detain ... A Coconut?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.06.2013 | Weird News

Police in the Maldives have detained a young, husky and possibly cursed suspect for potentially rigging the vote in a critical election. So far, a pol...

The Politics of Energy Is Changing

Mohamed Nasheed | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green
Mohamed Nasheed

Bad energy policy is not just polluting our planet; it is polluting our politics, and warping international relations. It is the invisible force holding nations in thrall to dictators, causing conflicts and repressing human rights.

Around the World

Kevin Richberg | Posted 08.25.2013 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

The 30 Postcards Project has taken me to places remote and places familiar, in 56 countries and counting, from the southernmost city in the world to the northernmost point in continental Europe.

The World's Sexiest Beaches You Need To Visit

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.18.2013 | Travel

Going to the beach is always a fun event, but not all beaches are created equal. Our friends at Just Luxe compiled a list of the world's sexiest b...

Former Maldives President Arrested

AP | BY KRISHAN FRANCIS | Posted 06.03.2013 | World

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- The former president of the Maldives was arrested Tuesday on charges of abuse of power during his tenure, setting off violent pr...

Maldives Government Will Appeal Sentence Of 100 Lashes For Teen Rape Victim

Agence France Presse | | Posted 04.30.2013 | World

The Maldivian government said Thursday it would seek to overturn a court decision to publicly flog a 15-year-old rape victim convicted of having prema...

15-Year-Old Alleged Rape Victim Sentenced To 100 Lashes For Premarital Sex

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.27.2013 | World

A 15-year-old Maldives girl who was allegedly raped by her stepfather has been sentenced to 100 lashes for engaging in premarital sex, but prosecutors...

Fmr. Maldives President Flees To Indian Embassy After Arrest Ordered

AP | Posted 04.15.2013 | World

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The former president of the Maldives said Wednesday he has taken refuge at the Indian Embassy after a court ordered his arr...

How Tourist Snapshots Help Scientists

Posted 02.13.2013 | Travel

A new study conducted at Imperial College London used a collection of tourist snapshots to identify migratory sharks in the Maldives using the fingerp...

Freedom in the World 2013: Winners and Losers

Freedom House | Posted 03.18.2013 | World
Freedom House

by Arch Puddington and Jennifer Dunham *Arch Puddington is vice president for research at Freedom House, and Jennifer Dunham is the research a...

15-Year-Old Girl Faces Flogging After Alleged Rape By Father

Agence France Presse | | Posted 03.09.2013 | World

A 15-year-old in the Maldives whose father is accused of repeatedly raping her and killing the resulting baby risks being flogged for "fornication" wi...

Barack Obama Should Rise to the Challenge on Climate Change

Jon Shenk | Posted 01.26.2013 | Green
Jon Shenk

What if, back in 2009, Obama had followed in President Kennedy's footsteps and made a moonshot speech about the climate, pledging to make the US the world's first carbon-neutral country within ten years? What if he did that right now?