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Wednesday 17 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Government along with other Pacific Island states have urged world leaders to take action against climate change, at a climate change conference in Lima, Peru that ended last week December 14.
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Friday 28 November 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Local climate change activists across the Pacific, delivered letters to ANZ bank management last Thursday November 20 asking them to divest (business boycott) from the fossil fuel industry. In Tonga, a letter was delivered to Nuku’alofa’s ANZ bank by a young volunteer Taufu‘i Naufahu.
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Wednesday 12 November 2014
Talihau, Vava'u.

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A project is currently underway in Vava‘u to restore Talihau Beach and protect it from erosion. The beach is about 100-metres long, located on the small Vava’u Island of ‘Utungake at the entrance of Neiafu’s harbour.
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Thursday 9 October 2014
Monuafe

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongatapu’s tiny offshore island Monuafe has eroded and receded into the ocean. It is now a submerged sand bar that appears briefly at low tide - the remnants of a forgotten island, with few knowing that it ever existed. Illegal sand mining and cyclones have been blamed for the swift erosion, however, Monuafe could be Tonga’s first victim of sea-level rising.
Monday 29 September 2014
Washington DC,USA
The world’s largest fully protected marine will be created in the central Pacific Ocean by the United States President Barack Obama.
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Friday 11 July 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An Asian Development Bank (ADB) review has summarized challenges for Tonga’s Solid Waste Management.
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Tuesday 8 July 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan government has committed $1.5 Million US dollars to a regional fight against “invasive species” which are a threat to native species.
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Thursday 3 April 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Japan has stated that it will abide by a ruling from the International Court of Justice to end the country’s whaling program in the Southern Ocean.
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Monday 31 March 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eleven families in four Hihifo villages are receiving help from the Red Cross after their homes were affected by flood waters caused by heavy rainfall last week, March 24 – 25.
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Wednesday 5 March 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“Foul” is the only way to describe a container-load of around 10 tonnes of rotten chicken, dumped onto a picnic spot on Tongatapu’s scenic Hufangalupe coastline last week. The maggoty mess has disgusted locals and remained a stinking issue this morning.
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Wednesday 26 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga signed a $23.1 million grant agreement with the Asian Development Bank to fund a Climate Resilience Sector Project on February 25 in Nuku’alofa.
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Tuesday 25 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The United Nation’s Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Margareta Wahlstrom has praised Small Island Developing States (SIDS) for their efforts in disaster risk-reduction.
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Monday 17 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An expedition is currently underway in Vava’u to assess the Island group’s ecosystem.
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Wednesday 5 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fafa Island Resort yesterday, February 4, celebrated the declaration of about 485 hectares of reef and sea area around the Island as a Special Management Area. The special protected status means that only a person or a fishing vessel that has been approved by the Coastal Community Management Committee may enter the area.
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Monday 6 January 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An anti-whaling organisation, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has today reported the sighting of whale poachers inside the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary (an area of the Pacific Ocean near Antarctica).
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Tuesday 22 October 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first exploration of the Tonga Trench by a deep sea submersible vehicle to understand and document the environmental conditions and living species that exist in the second deepest point in the ocean was completed by Japanese researchers from October 7-20.
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Friday 11 October 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Members of various regional organisations have voiced their concerns over the prospect of deep sea mining in Pacific waters.
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Thursday 3 October 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s coral reefs in most parts are phenomenal and healthy but there are places where they are damaged, said a Chief Scientist who was concerned with the low number of large fish due to overfishing and recommended more marine protected areas with tougher fishing regulations to ensure damaged reefs recovery and bring back more fish.
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Wednesday 11 September 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The health of Tonga’s coral reefs is under investigation in a new study that began this week. The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is on a one-month Global Reef Expedition in Tonga to research and make recommendations on how Tonga can preserve the resources.
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Wednesday 15 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has a high level of vulnerability to climate hazards and over the next five years will start planning to be better prepared to cope with the increased risks of climate change. Tonga is one of only three Pacific countries chosen to pilot a Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR) under a global climate change initiative. By Linny Folau
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