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Japan prepares to discharge Fukushima water into the sea

11 years after the Fukushima disaster, Japan is working hard to overcome challenges posed by its water. Since the Tohoku tsunami of 11 March 2011,...

Pacific nations are bracing to lose tons of Tuna from their waters

Pacific leaders are developing a new warning system, not against hurricanes, tsunamis or even erupting volcanoes but rather the looming departure of vital tuna...

Palau supports Australia’s bid to host COP31

“It’s about time we bring this to the Pacific,” said Palau President Surangel Whipps Jr., of Australia’s plan to host COP31 (Conference of the...

Diluting Japan’s nuclear wastewater not the solution—U.S Marine labs call for stop to Fukushima...

Global scientists leading some of the world's best marine laboratories have called for a stop to Japan's plans release of over 1.3 million tons...

Shift in tuna populations could cost small Pacific islands $90 million a year

In Tuvalu, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, and other small Pacific island nations, the tuna fishing industry is a linchpin of the economy. “It is very...

Climate goal of 1.5C is ‘gasping for breath’, says UN head

The goal of limiting global heating to 1.5C is “gasping for breath”, the UN secretary general has said as he announced a “climate ambition...

If the Marshall Islands can support green shipping, so should everyone

Our economy depends on it but, as rising ocean levels threaten our home, tightening regulation is key By David Kabua, Marshall Islands President For my...

Guterres announces ‘no nonsense’ climate action summit; calls for practical solutions

The UN chief said on Monday he was determined to make 2023 “a year for peace” and a “year for action”, highlighting the need...

Hiroshima survivor pleads for halt of radioactive waste dump in Pacific Ocean

Japan is standing its ground over the planned discharge of treated radioactive waste from Fukushima into the Pacific Ocean in 2023 despite strong opposition...

Opinion: Climate justice delayed is justice denied

By Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland KC and Dr Nazia Mintz Habib FRSA, Founder of the Centre for Resilience and Sustainable Development. At COP27 there was...

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Kiribati to return to Pacific Islands Forum

By Samantha Magick, Islands Business Forum Chair, Fiji Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka says his office has now received a letter confirming this intention from Kiribati...

PINA welcomes Fijian Government’s review of current Media Laws in Fiji

By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor President of the Pacific Islands News Association, Kora Nou today warmly welcomed the new Fijian Government’s immediate push to revisit...

Hipkins sworn in as New Zealand PM, pledges focus on economy

Chris Hipkins was sworn in Wednesday as New Zealand’s 41st prime minister, following the unexpected resignation last week of Jacinda Ardern. Hipkins, 44, has promised...