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In 2015, during the 56th Venice Biennale, this location hosted the Tuvalu Pavilion. This is a very central location in the Arsenale which sees hundreds of visitors every day. In 2017, the Malta Pavilion garnered a host of high profile media accolades and acknowledgements, including coverage in ...
The students in Lisa Burdick's second grade class at Valley Forge Elementary School have friends all around the world. Their growing worldwide network started when the class received a postcard from a local church. "They were wishing us well, thinking of us, and hoping we had a successful ...

When most people plan a vacation, they go with the classic countries, like Spain, the United States or England. In fact, 30 percent of the international arrivals happen in the top five countries of Spain, China, Italy, United States and France. But what about the least visited countries in the world? The ...
One of the injustices of climate change is that many of the communities who suffer its greatest effects, like Tuvalu, are not the ones that are contributing the most emissions. This makes it even harder to address the problem, because those who are contributing the most may not see the effects of their ...
Travel With a Goat aims to create a discussion about the ethics of eating animals, and is produced by Tuvalu Media, with Insight's Arun Maljaars as creative commissioner and Frank Le Mair as dedicated series EP. Emiel Neervoort is on board the project for Tuvalu. "Many of us regularly buy meat from ...
TUVALU, the Pacific nation long seen as a prime candidate to disappear as climate change forces up sea levels is actually growing in size. A University of Auckland study by Professor Paul Kench and co-researcher Dr Murray Ford examined changes in the geography of Tuvalu's nine atolls and 101 reef ...

Tuvalu's strength and condition coach Louis Uluibau said the tournament had given them an opportunity to better their skills and rugby techniques. "Marist 7s is one of the biggest tournaments and we are a tier three team in the World Rugby sevens series and for us by taking part in the Marist 7s we will go ...
The Tuvalu national team will make their debut at the Fiji Bitter Marist 7s tournament at the ANZ Stadium in Suva next week. The team played at the Uluinakau 7s at Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori yesterday. Trainer Louis Uluibau said the players were excited to participate in the two-day tournament and the ...
Nine students of the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) were all smiles as they were awarded Australian qualifications at a graduation ceremony in Tuvalu on March 14, 2018. APTC is a flagship program of the Australian Government that provides Australian-standard skills and qualifications across ...
A dock sumberged under water with a community surrounding it. The water is clear and In Tuvalu, coastal areas are highly vulnerable to climate change. The government of Tuvalu, in conjunction with the Green Climate Fund, created a scholarship to support young Tuvaluans studying in the field of coastal ...
The Republic of Fiji Navy Search and Rescue Centre over the weekend coordinated the search and rescue operation that saved three Tuvalu fishermen from drifting at sea after their engine failed. “The three fishermen were safely transported to Funafuti by the Fishing Vessel (FV)Talamoana and the Tuvalu ...
"The centre was informed on Sunday, March 4, that Tuvalu authorities received further information on the distress and that three fishermen from Nuilakita were confirmed to have had engine problems to their fishing boat and were drifting at sea. The Tuvalu Police dispatched a Tuvalu fisheries vessel FV ...
Three Tuvalu fishermen who had activated their vessel's emergency beacon were found adrift in the Pacific in a dinghy late yesterday. The New Zealand Air Force's Commodore Andrew Clark, said the Tuvalu fishing vessel Talamoana found the fishermen in their four-metre aluminium dinghy and took them ...
The Funafuti International Airport terminal has been built as part of the Tuvalu Aviation Investment Project, which has been paid for by the World Bank's International Development Association. The Tuvalu government said the IDA gave a grant of $US29.4 million dollars for the project. It comes after Tuvalu ...
The researchers also write in their published paper that the people of Tuvalu will still need to adapt to survive – it's not going to be enough just to sit back and hope that the island land mass keeps expanding. That said, the study does suggest that inhabitants in Tuvalu and other similar island nations may ...
With sea levels rising dramatically as a result of climate change, low-lying Tuvalu is often considered to be sinking. But a team of researchers from the University of Auckland, who mapped the shoreline over the past 40 years, have found that it's actually grown. One of the researchers, Dr Murray Ford, says ...
Despite a rapidly rising sea level, the island nation of Tuvalu has actually increased in area. This might sound paradoxical, but it hints at an under-appreciated dynamism of reef islands that – for now at least – is stopping them from sinking beneath the waves. On the surface, this might seem like a climate ...

Two students from Tuvalu have won scholarships from the Tuvalu Coastal Adaptation Project focused on building coastal resilience in three of Tuvalu's nine inhabited islands. With finance from the Green Climate Fund, 19-year-old Tanu Sumeo says she's interested in learning about geospatial technology.
The tiny Pacific nation of Tuvalu – once thought to be under threat from rising sea levels – has grown the size of California's Disneyland over the past 40 years. ... The study, published in the Nature Communications journal on Friday, was the first in-depth look at how much each of Tuvalu's 101 islands have ...
The project focuses on building coastal resilience in three of Tuvalu's nine inhabited islands and is funded by the Green Climate Fund. Investing in young people is among the country's environmental adaptation plans. One of the students, 19 year old Tanu Sumeo, said she was interested in learning how to ...
Mr Waqa met with Indonesia cabinet minister, Wiranto, and told him he was confident Jakarta is sincere in developing Papua and West Papua. The news agency quotes Tuvalu Prime Minister, Enele Sopoaga, who had said 'We don`t want to interfere with the Indonesian policy. We highly value human rights ...
What Tuvalu lacks in architectural splendour, it makes up for in empty, palm tree-fringed beaches. The islands are not built up and the population of 10,000 is thinly spread. But there is a strong traditional local culture, kept alive by the people of Tuvalu. You can watch traditional dancing, basket weaving ...
Tuvalu prime minister Enele Sopoaga welcomed the "re-focused purpose" on common challenges such as "the existential threat of climate change to the security and survival of peoples of small island developing states". "We must save Tuvalu to save the world," he said. Report: UK Labour supports call ...
Team Tuvalu after their first pool match against the Flagstaff Rugby Club. Picture: ALISI VUCAGO. Update: 1:24PM THE Tuvaluan team has recruited six Fijian boys to boost their chances of advancing at the Fiji Bitter Marist 7s now taking place in Suva. Team manager Maika Moulongo said the team which ...
Three fishermen adrift at sea for 24 hours have been rescued south of Tuvalu over the weekend. No caption. Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller. The Nadi Rescue Coordination Centre said the men set off a distress signal around 4pm on Saturday about 144 kilometres south of Funafuti. A New Zealand PC3 ...
The distress signal was made close to Niulakita Island, the southernmost island of Tuvalu, 3700 kilometres north of New Zealand. Air Commodore Andrew Clark said an Orion aircraft took off this afternoon at the request of the Fiji's Rescue Coordination Centre. "The coordinates from the distress call were ...
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team, led by Jongsoon Shin, visited Tuvalu from April 12-April 19, 2018 to conduct the 2018 Article IV Consultation. The team exchanged views with senior officials of the Tuvalu government, public enterprises and private sector representatives, and ...
THE Tuvalu 7s rugby team will take part in this weekend's Fiji Bitter Nawaka 7s to help improve its players, says strength and conditioning coach Louis Uluibau. "It is for the development of our players," Uluibau said. "We are here to gain exposure and experience. There is no better place to learn 7s rugby ...
The researchers also write in their published paper that the people of Tuvalu will still need to adapt to survive – it's not going to be enough just to sit back and hope that the island land mass keeps expanding. That said, the study does suggest that inhabitants in Tuvalu and other similar island nations may ...
Tuvalu's premier, Enele Sopoaga, says he would like to see the private sector take a role in helping economic development and fighting climate change in his country. Tuvalu is considered one of the most threatened Pacific Island nations because of rising sea levels due to climate change. Mr Sopoaga told ...
With sea levels rising dramatically as a result of climate change, low-lying Tuvalu is often considered to be sinking. But a team of researchers from the University of Auckland, who mapped the shoreline over the past 40 years, have found that it's actually grown. One of the researchers, Dr Murray Ford, says ...
Despite a rapidly rising sea level, the island nation of Tuvalu has actually increased in area. This might sound paradoxical, but it hints at an under-appreciated dynamism of reef islands that – for now at least – is stopping them from sinking beneath the waves. On the surface, this might seem like a climate ...
Two students from Tuvalu have won scholarships from the Tuvalu Coastal Adaptation Project focused on building coastal resilience in three of Tuvalu's nine inhabited islands. With finance from the Green Climate Fund, 19-year-old Tanu Sumeo says she's interested in learning about geospatial technology.
The project focuses on building coastal resilience in three of Tuvalu's nine inhabited islands and is funded by the Green Climate Fund. Investing in young people is among the country's environmental adaptation plans. One of the students, 19 year old Tanu Sumeo, said she was interested in learning how to ...
Mr Waqa met with Indonesia cabinet minister, Wiranto, and told him he was confident Jakarta is sincere in developing Papua and West Papua. The news agency quotes Tuvalu Prime Minister, Enele Sopoaga, who had said 'We don`t want to interfere with the Indonesian policy. We highly value human rights ...
“I wish I had known her better. I wish she could see me today being a better person. I'd like for her to know my kids,” he reflects. John was still living at home in Louisiana when Eileen met and married college love Tom Lonergan and the couple moved first to New Mexico, then to Tuvalu and Fiji for jobs with ...
A high school in Tuvalu has won an international award for a biogas and solar energy project which eliminates the need for imported LPG gas. Motufoua Secondary School won the Oceania category in the Global High School section of this year's Zayed Future Energy Prize, a competition promoting energy ...
Halfway across the world, the same human tragedy is repeated in the islands of Tuvalu, Kiribati and Fiji. Kiribati, an island nation in the Pacific, is home to just about 110,000 people living on some 30 atolls and reef islands. It straddles the equator, where the sea level rise is double the global average.
Choosing the sustainable path was also a game-changer for students of Motufoua Secondary School in Tuvalu, who won in the Oceania category of schools. Motufoua is the only government school in Tuvalu, a small Polynesian island nation in the Pacific Ocean. The school has a 46kW solar PV array and ...
ZDF Enterprises, the commercial subsidiary of German broadcaster ZDF, is partnering with U.K. production banner Tuvalu Entertainment for One Bad Apple, a high-end female-led drama series billed as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Clueless meets Riverdale and The Omen, wrapped around Indiana ...
Gavin and Rebecca Scott, whose credits include George Lucas' The Young Indiana Jones, are developing a $14M drama with a female, Darth Vader-style protagonist. UK production company Tuvalu Entertainment has teamed with Germany's ZDF Enterprises on One Bad Apple, a series that looks at what ...
Cyclones have displaced thousands from Tuvalu in the South Pacific and Puerto Rico in the Caribbean. Experts agree that a prolonged drought may have catalysed Syria's civil war and resulting migration. Between 2008 and 2015, an average of 26.4 million people per year were displaced by climate- or ...
Tuvalu is one of the smallest and most remote nations in the world. It has a population of just 11,000 and the United Nations classifies it as one of the least developed countries in the world. That being said, the Fijian domestic carrier, Air Fiji, operates flights between Suva and Tuvalu's main island, Funafuti, ...
What Tuvalu lacks in architectural splendour, it makes up for in empty, palm tree-fringed beaches. The islands are not built up and the population of 10,000 is thinly spread. But there is a strong traditional local culture, kept alive by the people of Tuvalu. You can watch traditional dancing, basket weaving and ...
During the meeting, Minister Manuella commended Fiji's nurses who are serving in Tuvalu as per the health exchange programme. “We are really appreciative of the work of the Fiji nurses for the delivery of the health services for our people back home,” Minister Manuella said. “And I am very pleased with ...
WELLINGTON – The Pacific nation of Tuvalu — long seen as a prime candidate to disappear as climate change forces up sea levels — is actually growing in size, new research shows. A University of Auckland study examined changes in the geography of Tuvalu's nine atolls and 101 reef islands between ...
A University of Auckland study examined changes in the geography of Tuvalu's nine atolls and 101 reef islands between 1971 and 2014, using aerial photographs and satellite imagery. It found eight of the atolls and almost three-quarters of the islands grew during the study period, lifting Tuvalu's total land ...
The tiny Pacific nation of Tuvalu – once thought to be under threat from rising sea levels – has grown the size of California's Disneyland over the past 40 years. ... The study, published in the Nature Communications journal on Friday, was the first in-depth look at how much each of Tuvalu's 101 islands have ...
Downies latest contribution to the Australian flora and fauna on coins comes courtesy of the good folk of Tuvalu: Ninox strenua a.k.a. the Powerful Owl. The 40.60 mm, 1 oz .9999 fine silver proof quality dollar has a mintage of 5,000. The colorized coin was struck by The Perth Mint. Powerful Owls are found ...


 

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