Biden Opens Diplomatic Ties With Cook Islands & Niue In Bid To Steer Pacific Away From China
Biden Opens Diplomatic Ties With Cook Islands & Niue In Bid To Steer Pacific Away From China In what's being called a jab at China, President Biden in a Monday statement recognized the Cook Islands and Niue as "sovereign and independent" states, and formally opened diplomatic relations with them.…#cookislands #pacificisland #beijing #washingtondc #pacificislands #micronesia #fiji #polynesia #kiribati #nauru (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
One Man ’ s Quest to Heal the Oceans —And Maybe Save the World
Enric Sala—marine ecologist, conservationist, and ocean advocate—is standing under a life-size replica of a Northern Atlantic Right Whale at the natural history museum in Washington, D.C., and the air outside is smudged with wildfire smoke drifting down from Canada. It’s not surprising that Sala wants to talk about the smoke, or about whales. Their poop, however, is an unexpected twist. According to Sala, whale excrement, or, more precisely, the lack of it, has a role to play in the choking miasma that has forced my interview with one of the world’s foremost ocean explorers indoors instead of out on...
Source: TIME: Science - August 24, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized climate change healthscienceclimate TIME 2030 Source Type: news
Chinese military-run hospital ship arrives in Kiribati
A Chinese military-run hospital ship has arrived in Kiribati for the first time, as China vies with the United States for influence in the Pacific region. The arrival of the 14,300 metric ton "Peace Ark" - the first time a Chinese navy vessel has visited Kiribati - marks a step up in Chinese soft…#kiribati #pacific #peaceark #kiribatimarks #pacificisland #taiwan #wechat #tonga #vanuatu #solomonislands (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 16, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
How Web3 can help small island nations fight climate change
The cruel reality for small island nations across the Asia-Oceania region is their position at the tip of the climate change spear. Our collective march toward convenience and wealth at the expense of the environment has sea levels on pace to rise two-thirds of a meter by 2100. To put that in…#asiaoceania #kiribati #maldives #indonesia #palau #marshallislands #web3 (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 14, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Solomon Islands leader visits Beijing, highlighting the U.S.-China rivalry in South Pacific
Leaders of the Solomon Islands and China promised Monday to expand relations that have fueled unease in Washington and Australia about Beijing’s influence in the South Pacific. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare met Chinese leader Xi Jinping and the country’s No. 2 leader, Premier Li Qiang. Sogavare…#solomonislands #beijing #southpacific #manassehsogavare #xijinping #liqiang #sogavare #taiwan #communistparty #kiribati (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 10, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The rising ocean will extinguish more than land. It will kill entire languages
As the climate crisis forces migration, so native tongues wither, too. But it ’s not too late to interveneRising sea levels already pose an existential threat to the populations of Tuvalu, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands and other low-lying Pacific atolls. In these places, however, it is not just homes, crops and community cohesiveness that are at risk: it is Tuvaluan, Kiribati and Marshallese – the languages native to these islands.The impact of the climate crisis on languages may be new, but the relationship between language and climate is old. As humans populated the Earth, climate and geography were enormous factors...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 28, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Anastasia Riehl Tags: Climate crisis Language Kiribati Asia Pacific World news Tuvalu Marshall Islands Pacific islands Environment Science Coastlines Unesco United Nations Source Type: news
More Than Half of the World Will Be Obese By 2035, Report Says
Obesity has often been thought of as a problem of the developed world, with wealthy countries eating themselves into a state of ill-health with an abundance of ultraprocessed foods, and poorer ones more often suffering from food insecurity. But that’s no longer true. According to a March report from the World Obesity Atlas (WOA), more than half of the global population—51%, or over 4 billion people—will have obesity by 2035, and the condition will touch all regions and continents of the world. The total cost of treating illnesses related to obesity will be an estimated $4 trillion per year, which is about...
Source: TIME: Health - March 21, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Diet & Nutrition healthscienceclimate Source Type: news
‘Deep Rising’ Review: Jason Momoa Narrates a Murky Doc on Deep-Sea Mining
You can get visual whiplash while watching Matthieu Rytz’s documentary about the geopolitical, economic, social and ecological ramifications of mining the planet’s ocean floors for metals. One minute, you think you’re watching an IMAX documentary about gorgeous creatures of the deep, with enough…#matthieurytzs #cops #deeprising #sundancefilmfestival #jasonmomoa #anotesark #kiribati #pacificocean #deepgreenmetals #metalscompany (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Do You Know? Two Journalists Earn ₹602 Crore As Their Stake
Do You Know? 2 Journalists Earn ₹602 Cr As Their Stake NDTV Founders Prannoy and Radhika Roy will earn over ₹602 crore from selling their combined 27.26% stake in the news broadcaster to Adani Enterprises, according to exchange filings. The billionaire Gautam Adani-led company acquired shares from…#omicron #kiribati #bakerislands #tonga #ndtv #adanienterprises #howland #newyear #ist #roys (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 31, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Alternatives for the Marshall Islands to cope with the anticipated sea level rise by climate change - Nakayama M, Fujikura R, Okuda R, Fujii M, Takashima R, Murakawa T, Sakai E, Iwama H.
There are four atoll states in the world: The Republic of Kiribati, the Maldives, the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), and Tuvalu. These countries are comprised entirely of low-lying land approximately 2 m above sea level. The Intergovernmental Pane... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news
U.S.-China tensions, Kiribati's shock withdrawal overshadow Pacific leaders meeting
Tensions between China and the United States, and the withdrawal of the remote Pacific island nation of Kiribati, have overshadowed the Pacific Islands Forum as leaders arrived in Fiji on Monday... #shockwithdrawal #islandnation #kiribati #pacificislandsforum (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
China ’s Pacific tour sparks hopes, fears in tiny island nations
Countries such as Vanuatu and Kiribati expected to seek Wang Yi’s support for development and infrastructure. #wangyi #vanuatu #kiribati (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Pacific Community-Led Health Missions Arrive with Critical Support to Tonga and Kiribati Grappling with COVID-19 Surges
Pacific Community health experts conduct laboratory training for COVID-19 testing with their healthcare colleagues in Nuku'alofa, Tonga. Credit: Pacific Community (SPC)By Catherine WilsonCANBERRA, Australia , May 3 2022 (IPS) Before the pandemic emerged in 2020, health services in many Pacific Island countries were under-resourced, under-funded and under-staffed. Now following recent outbreaks of COVID-19, advancing the capacity and development of health and medical services in vulnerable nations, such as Tonga and Kiribati, is increasingly urgent. In the central Pacific atoll nation of Kiribati, virus cases have skyrocke...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 3, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Catherine Wilson Tags: Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies PACIFIC COMMUNITY Pacific Community Climate Wire TerraViva United Nations #AsiaPacific #Covid19 IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bur Source Type: news
We Must Do More to Remove People ’s Negative Image of Leprosy from their DNA – Yohei Sasakawa
WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination Yohei Sasakawa with Mother Theresa of Calcutta in the early years of a campaign to eliminate leprosy and eradicate stigma from those affected by it. Sasakawa has turned this into his life’s work and, speaking at a webinar in support of the ‘Don’t Forget Leprosy’ campaign recalled how people affected by leprosy continue to be marginalized. Credit: Joyce ChimbiBy Joyce ChimbiNairobi, Kenya, Mar 25 2022 (IPS) On a visit to Indonesia’s Papua Province, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination Yohei Sasakawa had dinner with a man forced from his village and living ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 25, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations #SasakawaLeprosyInitiative IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Sasakawa Health Foundation Source Type: news
Prevalence and factors associated with men's perpetration of intimate partner violence in South Tarawa, Kiribati - Miedema SS, Warner X, Leung L, Wilson M, Fulu E.
In the Republic of Kiribati, two-thirds of women report experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV) during their lifetime. Less is known about men's perpetration of IPV, or associated risk factors, in this high-prevalence setting. We conducted a cross-sec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news