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Entrepreneur builds floating island from plastic waste in Abidjan lagoon
French entrepreneur Eric Becker moved to the Ivory Coast to start a leisure catamaran business. But when he was confronted by the country's plastic waste problem, he saw an opportunity to turn the ecological problem into a business opportunity.
Hormuz, Iran’s rainbow island
Iran is amongst few countries where people can observe all the four seasons of the year at one time.
Bangladesh ‘uncertain’ about relocating Rohingya to remote island
The relocation of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from overcrowded refugee camps in Bangladesh to a remote, flood-prone island in the country is not certain to happen, Bangladeshi officials say.
Expanded South Korean military drills around disputed island draw Japanese protest
South Korean forces began two days of expanded drills on Sunday around an island also claimed by Japan, prompting a protest from Tokyo only days after Seoul said it would scrap an intelligence-sharing pact with its neighbor amid worsening relations.
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.

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