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Water and sanitation in the Pacific continue to be dire

There\’s concern that addressing water and sanitation challenges in the Pacific has become an afterthought for regional politicians and international leaders. The Pacific Community (SPC), which provides scientific and technical expertise to the island nations on issues like water and climate change, is reporting a decline in water hygiene initiatives in the region. Around 70 …

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Climate change: IPCC report warns of ‘irreversible’ impacts of global warming

Many of the impacts of global warming are now simply \”irreversible\” according to the UN\’s latest assessment. But the authors of a new report say that there is still a brief window of time to avoid the very worst. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that humans and nature are being pushed beyond their …

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Tonga remains cut off after a massive eruption and tsunami. Here\’s what we know

 (CNN) – The eruption of an underwater volcano near Tonga on Saturday was likely the biggest recorded anywhere on the planet in more than 30 years, according to experts. Dramatic images from space captured the eruption in real time, as a huge plume of ash, gas and steam was spewed up to 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) …

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Cop26: Pacific delegates condemn ‘monumental failure’ that leaves islands in peril

Representatives particularly disappointed by softened language on coal and a lack of funding to pay for loss and damages Pacific representatives and negotiators have condemned the outcome of the Cop26 meeting as “watered down” and a “monumental failure” that puts Pacific nations in severe existential danger, with one saying that Australia’s refusal to support funding for loss …

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