Marshall Islands

Marshall Islands census numbers show heavy out-migration

Friday 26 November 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Marshall Islands, Regional

Preliminary results of the Marshall Islands national census are startling. Instead of expected modest growth, the Marshall Islands has seen a 26 percent drop in its population.

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Certifying group ramps up pressure on regional fisheries organization

Wednesday 17 November 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Marshall Islands

Every year, a potential showdown looms between Pacific island countries and distant water fishing nations at the annual meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) that happens early next month - over one issue or another.

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Boat of US paralympian Angela Madsen found in Marshall Islands

Wednesday 10 November 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Marshall Islands, Regional

The boat used by American paralympian Angela Madsen on her ill-fated attempt in mid-2020 to paddle solo from California to Hawaii has washed up on a remote atoll in the Marshall Islands.

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Sea level rise study in Marshall Islands paints a grim picture

Friday 29 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Marshall Islands, Regional

A new study shows rising sea levels in the Marshall Islands will endanger 40 percent of buildings in Majuro, with 96 percent of the city likely to flood frequently.

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COP26: Small Marshall Islands delegation hopes for big impact

Friday 15 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Marshall Islands, Regional

The Marshall Islands hopes to see the global spotlight focused on climate adaptation and mitigation financing as world leaders and climate negotiators come together at the end of this month for the annual COP26 climate summit in Scotland.

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