The Award-Winning Metaverse Project That ’s Saving a Nation
With a population of about 12,000, the nine islands of Tuvalu sit in the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and Australia. But for how much longer? As a low-lying country, it is under severe threat from climate change and rising sea levels, which could see it become uninhabitable over the next century.…#tuvalu #pacificocean #hawaii (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 5, 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

Apple ’s ‘The Greatest’ tops The One Show
Here are all the best-in-discipline winners: • Brand-Side/In-House—Apple London “The Greatest” for Apple • Branded Entertainment—BETC Paris “Gender Swap” for Women in Games • Creative Effectiveness—The Monkeys Sydney with Collider Sydney “The First Digital Nation” for The Government of Tuvalu •…#brandsideinhouse #applelondon #apple #genderswap #machinabogotá #ladoblemexicocity #gahrwecapital #centrolatam #morningafterisland #grupoestratégicopae (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 19, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do countries have a legal obligation to protect the climate?
Prof Jacqueline Peel and Zoe Nay from the University of Melbourne discuss the potential outcomes of the UN’s recent decision to support calls for an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice regarding states’ legal obligations to protect the climate. The United Nations has just…#zoenay #unitednations #ungeneralassembly #pacific #icj #worldcourt #southernocean #generalassembly #vanuatu #tuvalu (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 10, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

93% Of Consumers Want To Experience The Metaverse, Claims Capgemini ’s Report
The metaverse, a part of blockchain technology, seems to have survived the ongoing bear market storm. Reports show that more people are showing interest in the metaverse. A survey by Capgemini, a business and tech strategy advisor, revealed that more than three out of four customers want to carry…#tuvalu #animocabrands #charltonmonsanto #awareness #monsanto #pixabay (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘It was like an apocalyptic movie’: 20 climate photographs that changed the world
They are the images that made us sit up and take notice. As world leaders gather for Cop27, these pictures prove that global heating isn ’t a distant possibility – it’s already hereFor a week in July 2018, a giant100m-tall iceberg loomed over a tiny village on the west coast of Greenland. Villagers were evacuated, and the world watched in suspense: if a chunk of the 10m-tonne iceberg had broken apart or “calved”, it would have caused a tsunami and obliterated the settlement of Innaarsuit. Eventually, it drifted away from the shore – but as glaciers melt, we can expect to see more masses of ice breaking off and ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 5, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Gabrielle Schwarz Tags: Climate crisis Environment Pollution World news Wildlife Marine life Amazon rainforest Climate science Australia news Pakistan US news UK news Greenland Canada China Kenya Tuvalu Space Brazil Italy Spain Mexico Source Type: news

As Nations Prepare for COP27, Climate Science Is Stronger Than Ever
This article is part of a series on key topics in the climate crisis for and, a division of TIME that helps companies reduce their impact on the planet. For more information, go to (Source: TIME: Science)
Source: TIME: Science - October 28, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Jeremy J. Miller Tags: Uncategorized climate change Evergreen Explainer healthscienceclimate 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

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

Atoll Nation of Tuvalu Adopts ‘Cubes’ to Step Up Nutritious Food Production
Tuvalu’s farmers have watched their crops destroyed by extreme tropical weather. They are now using Funafala 'food cubes' to have greater control over their harvests. By Catherine WilsonCANBERRA, Australia , Oct 13 2021 (IPS) Tuvalu, a small atoll island nation in the Central Pacific Ocean, is one of few countries in the world to have so far evaded the pandemic. But, while it has achieved a milestone with no recorded cases of COVID-19, its population of about 11,931 continues to battle food uncertainties and poor nutrition. These challenges, present long before the pandemic emerged, have been exacerbated by lockdown rest...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Catherine Wilson Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Action Climate Change COVID-19 Development & Aid Environment Featured Food and Agriculture Green Economy Headlines Humanitarian Emergencies Pacific Community Climate Wire TerraViva United Nations #ClimateActi Source Type: news

Tonga ’ s experience: Implementation of Domestic Violence Legislation
By External SourceNuku’Alofa, Tonga, Aug 26 2021 (IPS-Partners) Fourteen Pacific Island Countries have enacted specific legislation to address domestic violence. While these laws have been developed to respond to domestic violence, implementation continues to be a challenge. It is affected by various factors that include practical social, cultural, religious, political, environmental and economic challenges. Polotu Fakafanua-PaungaOn 30 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the global COVID-19 pandemic. As the world geared up its response to the pandemic, the Solomon Islands, Fiji, Tonga and Vanuatu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: COVID-19 Crime & Justice Gender Gender Violence Humanitarian Emergencies The Pacific Community (SPC) Source Type: news

Piloting a scalable, post-trauma psychosocial intervention in Tuvalu: the Skills for Life Adjustment and Resilience (SOLAR) program - Gibson K, Little J, Cowlishaw S, Ipitoa Toromon T, Forbes D, O'Donnell M.
BACKGROUND: The Skills for Life Adjustment and Resilience (SOLAR) programme is a brief, scalable, psychosocial skill-building programme designed to reduce distress and adjustment difficulties following disaster. OBJECTIVES: We tested the feasibilit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

COVID-19 Teaches Us to Better Manage Global Systemic Risks
This family in Tuvalu* is at the frontline of the effects of climate change. The water is only 10 metres from their house at high tide. Tuvalu rarely exceeds 3 metres above sea level, and at its widest point it spans about 200 meters. Tuvalu is extremely vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change. Rising sea levels combined with extreme weather events is contributing to the inundation of low-lying areas. Coastal erosion is also a major problem in Tuvalu, particularly on the western side of the islands. Credit: Mark Garten/UN PhotoBy Liu ZhenminUNITED NATIONS, Apr 14 2021 (IPS) Millions of lives lost. Trillions of ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Liu Zhenmin Tags: Climate Change Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Bringing Clean Water On Tap To Rural Villages In Polynesian Island Nation Of Tuvalu
Technical experts measure the salinity of groundwater wells on Vaitupu Island, Tuvalu. This month work will begin on building the network of tanks and pipes which will eventually convey clean water from the north of Vaitupu Island to the 1,500 people who live in the villages of Tumaseu and Asau in the south. Courtesy: Pacific CommunityBy Catherine WilsonCANBERRA, Nov 18 2020 (IPS) Rural communities on one of the nine islands that make up the Polynesian nation of Tuvalu are anticipating how life will change when they are connected to piped clean water for the first time. Despite being surrounded by millions of square kilome...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Catherine Wilson Tags: Aid Climate Change Development & Aid Editors' Choice Environment Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation The Pacific Community (SPC) Tuvalu Source Type: news

UN Chief Warns of Deadly Germs as Potential Bioterrorist Weapons
Credit: United NationsBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jul 8 2020 (IPS) The coronavirus—which has claimed the lives of over 538,000 people and infected more than 11.6 million worldwide—has destabilized virtually every facet of human life ever since its outbreak in late December. Providing a grim economic scenario of the devastation caused by the pandemic– including rising poverty, hunger and unemployment– UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned last week of the possibility of an even worse disaster: the risks of bioterrorist attacks deploying deadly germs. He said it has already shown some of the ways in...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Armed Conflicts Featured Global Global Geopolitics Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news