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June 15, 2021

Seychelles\’ biggest water basin to undergo rehabilitation for better storage

(Seychelles News Agency) – Seychelles\’ biggest freshwater basin, the Mare–aux–Cochons wetland, is expected to be rehabilitated to enhance its water storage. Work on the upland wetland located in the north of the main island of Mahe will start next month and is being done under the Ecosystem-Based Adaptation (EBA) to climate change project being implemented in Seychelles …

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Maldives issues tender for 40MW / 40MWh of battery storage

The Indian Ocean island nation of the Maldives has begun tendering for 40MW / 40MWh of battery energy storage systems across several regions. The Republic of Maldives’ government said some of the proceeds of financing it has received from the World Bank to help accelerate renewable and sustainable energy integration will be used to pay …

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Plastic debris on remote islands raises temperatures by 2.5C and threatens turtle populations

Study of Henderson Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands finds plastic acts as an insulator, making sand hotter and leading to more female turtle offspring Accumulated plastic debris on the beaches of two remote island groups increased local maximum temperatures by nearly 2.5C, new research has found. A study of Henderson Island in the South Pacific and …

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Japan Islands eyed as world heritage site offer insights into biodiversity

An advisory panel of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recommended that Amami Oshima Island, Tokunoshima Island, the northern part of Okinawa Island, and Iriomote Island be added to the list of natural World Heritage sites. Official approval is expected in July.   The four sites stretch over Kagoshima and Okinawa …

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