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Grants to support the creation of geoparks in Small Island Developing States

UNESCO and the Global Geoparks Network (GGN) have launched a joint initiative to promote the Geopark concept in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The deadline for applications is 30 April 2022. UNESCO and the Global Geoparks Network (GGN) have launched a joint initiative to promote the Geopark concept in Small Island Developing States. UNESCO Global …

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Microplastic in Atlantic Ocean \’could weigh 21 million tonnes\’

By Victoria GillScience correspondent, BBC News There are 12-21 million tonnes of tiny plastic fragments floating in the Atlantic Ocean, scientists have found. A study, led by the UK\’s National Oceanography Centre, scooped through layers of the upper 200m (650ft) of the ocean during a research expedition through the middle of the Atlantic. Such an …

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BIG reveals masterplan for \”urban lilypads\” off coast of Penang Island

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=\”https://youtu.be/t9Cm2mdp5Dc\” align=\”center\”][vc_column_text]BiodiverCity is a masterplan by BIG that will see three artificial islands built off the shore of Penang Island, Malaysia, connected by an autonomous transport network. The vast land reclamation project, which will encompass 1821 hectares, is being developed by BIG for Penang State Government in collaboration with Ramboll and local architect Hijjas. Each island is modelled on the form of a lilypad and will be composed …

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Project To Make Palau A Carbon Neutral Destination Launched By Palau Bureau Of Tourism, Sustainable Travel International, And Slow Food

The project will combat tourism’s carbon footprint by working with local food producers and launching a carbon platform for tourists PALAU (August 11, 2020) The Palau Bureau of Tourism, Sustainable Travel International, and Slow Food have launched a new project in Palau that aims to mitigate the tourism sector’s carbon footprint and establish Palau as the …

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