New York, USA - July 21, 2020 (GLOBAL FISHING WATCH): The world is at a standstill. Over the last few months, COVID-19 has challenged health systems, crippled economies, and put our most vulnerable at risk. The pandemic has impacted almost every community worldwide, leaving us uncertain about what the future holds. It is no surprise that close to all ocean-related events throughout 2020 have been postponed. What was once presumed a ‘super year’ for the ocean is now a time to
Manila, PHILIPPINES - July 19, 2020 (ADB Media) : The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and cofinancing partners’ investment to make Pacific towns and cities more livable through improved essential services is poised to reach $900 million by the end of 2022, according to a new report. ADB’s Pacific Urban Update 2020 details a raft of extensive investments across the region—both ongoing and upcoming—which will improve water supply, sanitation, and other municipal infrastructure and
Mangroves are now being looked at as coastline protectors for most of Tongatapu's low lying coastline villages. Photo: PEJN Nuku'alofa - July 17, 2020 (PEJN): Tonga has been hard at work in ensuring that the environment is clean and healthy over the past two years. It has been a government effort as the threat of climate change is realized across the Kingdom and the Pasifika. Joining hands in taking the lead role are the Ministry of Environment (MEIDECC) and the Ministry of T
By Denise Chow Environmentalists say that agriculture and transportation activities have boosted the amount of Methane in Earth's atmosphere.Dago Galdieri / Bloomberg via Getty Images July 16, 2020 (NBCNews.com): Earth's climate crisis is starting to look even worse than scientists had feared — in part because of just how much meat we eat and how we get around.
Global emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, have soared over the past decade, according to two new studies
ROME, 15 JULY 2020 (FAO) --- FAO unveiled today its new comprehensive COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme, aimed at preventing a global food emergency during and after the COVID-19 pandemic while working on medium to long-term development response for food security and nutrition. The agency is calling for US$1.2 billion in initial investment to support the needs of the new programme. The Programme was launched today during a virtual dialogue with private and public secto
BY Ilaitia Turagabeci The Tongan navy silently entered Fiji waters during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown on a secret God-sent mission. Not to wisk away any asylum seeker, as it had done previously in controversial circumstances, but to grant a little girl’s dying wish to be buried in her homeland and take much-needed medical relief donated by the Chinese Government stored in Fiji back home. Natania Camellia Sanft, an Year-Eight student at Dudley Intermediate School in Toorak,