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Pacific Island nations will no longer stand for Australia’s inaction on climate change
The Pacific Islands Forum meeting in Tuvalu this week has ended in open division over climate change. Australia ensured its official communique watered down commitments to respond to climate change, gaining a hollow victory.
Tokyo blasts Russian PM's visit to disputed island as 'extremely regrettable'
Japan has slammed as ‘extremely regrettable’ a visit by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to a disputed island claimed by both countries, calling on Moscow to adopt “constructive” moves towards advancing ties.
Italian island hit by worst locust invasion in 70 years
Swarms of locusts have destroyed crops and infested houses on the Italian island of Sardinia in the worst such invasion in 70 years, agricultural association Coldiretti said on Tuesday.
How island in Baltic Sea is trying to make renewables reliable part of its energy mix
Around the world, a host of governments and businesses are looking to reduce their environmental impact by embracing renewable sources of energy.
Seabirds treble on Lundy after island is declared rat-free
For years, they were the scourge of seabirds seeking to nest on Lundy, the largest island in the Bristol Channel, in the island of Great Britain.
Kish Island joins UNWTO
Kish Free Trade Zone became a member of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), said the zone's deputy director.
Official: Saudi Arabia plans to dig canal turning Qatar into island
A Saudi official hinted the kingdom was moving forward with a plan to dig a canal that would turn the neighboring Qatari peninsula into an island, amid a diplomatic feud between the Persian Gulf Arab states.
Saudi Arabia to turn Qatar into island by digging new canal
A high-ranking Saudi official says his country is seriously considering constructing a canal that would turn tiny neighbor Qatar into an island, amid the ongoing Saudi-led diplomatic and trade boycott against the energy-rich Persian Gulf kingdom.
How hats were placed atop the Easter Island statues
The famous statues of Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, are best known for their deep-set eyes and long ears.
Malaysia plans to build island on strategic Singapore Strait rocks
Malaysia’s newly elected prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, told a news conference that Malaysia had already been building structures on Middle Rocks.
Portuguese Castle in Hormuz Island
The Portuguese Castle of Hormuz Island, built in the early 16th century, is one of the last surviving monuments of the Portuguese rule in the Persian Gulf.
Island tax haven firms own 23,000 UK properties
A quarter of property in England and Wales owned by overseas firms is held by entities registered in the British Virgin Islands, BBC analysis has found.
Tribe will move from shrinking island to farm in Louisiana
Officials of Louisiana in the US have chosen a sugar cane farm as the next home for residents of a tiny, shrinking island — a move funded with a 2016 federal grant awarded to help relocate communities fleeing the effects of climate change.
Russian helicopter missing at sea off Arctic island
Norwegian rescuers are searching for a Russian helicopter missing at sea with eight people on board off the coast of the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard.
Hunter Island penguin species never actually existed
Almost 35 years after the lost ‘Hunter Island’ penguin was discovered, scientists have determined the species never actually existed.

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