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Saturday 7 May 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two ancient turtles thought to be 150-170 years old were rescued from a certain slow death on the Nuku'alofa waterfront yesterday morning by local conservationists who saw their plight and rallied local businesses for support to save them.
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Thursday 31 March 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Firefighters battled to contain a fire that raged out of control at a Pili quarry vehicle dump yesterday, while fears were raised that the toxic smoke from burning tyres, plastics and fuel was fouling rooftops and contaminating Nuku'alofa water tanks.
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Monday 7 March 2011
Noumea, New Caledonia
Heads of Pacific Islands' fisheries agencies heard yesterday that climate change is predicted to cause big declines in coastal fisheries resources in the region, with potential production cut by as much as 50% by 2100.
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Monday 24 May 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The issue of waste management for Small Island Pacific nations is a highly challenging one and is no stranger to Tongan shores
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Monday 14 December 2009
Copenhagen, Denmark
Indigenous Peoples from across North America and their allies from around the world who have gathered for COP 15 lead an unprecedented demonstration for just climate policy in Copenhagen on Saturday, December 12.
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Monday 14 December 2009
Copenhagen, Denmark
At the end of the first week of the climate talks at Copenhagen, thousands of activists from the Climate Justice Action and Climate Justice Now! networks are joining the climate march under the banner of 'System Change Not Climate Change' to denounce the climate negotiations as a predictable failure.
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Tuesday 10 November 2009
The Maldives
Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed called on fellow vulnerable, developing countries to embrace a carbon neutral future, during his inaugural address to the Climate Vulnerable Forum, which is meeting in the Maldives on Monday and Tuesday.
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Thursday 15 October 2009
London, United Kingdom
The Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development is warning that international law is inadequate to deal with the millions of people forecast to become "climate exiles" in the face of escalating climate change.
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Tuesday 20 November 2007
Denver, USA
A new USGS Circular illustrates the importance of water budgets as an essential tool in addressing concerns about water availability in the 21st Century.
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Wednesday 25 July 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The biggest and most ambitious clean-up Tonga campaign was launched on Saturday July 21 with huge support from thousands of people in a bid to not only clean-up the islands but to forever change attitudes toward littering and to restore pride in the community.
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Thursday 19 July 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thousands of citizens across all faiths, and various community groups and organizations and businesses, will unite on Saturday July 21 to begin a two month long, nationwide clean-up campaign initiated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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Wednesday 23 May 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Waste Authority Ltd have commenced the official household waste collection yesterday, May 22 in the areas of Kolomotu'’a, Sopu and '‘Isileli.
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Wednesday 28 March 2007
Rome, Italy
A committee of worldwide experts has taken additional steps leading to the inclusion of two pesticides, endosulfan and tributyl tin compounds, in the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) procedure under the Rotterdam Convention, an international treaty designed to ensure that hazardous chemicals do not endanger human health and the environment.
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Thursday 1 March 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongatapu's old and overflowing Tukutonga rubbish dump on the seafront at Popua will close down for good on March 30.
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Tuesday 16 January 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tapuhia Solid Waste Management Facility at Vaini will be open for public use tomorrow, January 17.
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Monday 2 October 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's long awaited new rubbish dump could be opened within a month, now that a Solid Waste Management Board has been formed.
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Wednesday 1 March 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nuku'alofa's overflowing Tukutonga Rubbish Dump, an attraction for squatters and scavengers, will be finally closed in April when a new $12 million pa...’anga rubbish site, Tapuhia, at Vaini comes into operation after Easter.
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Thursday 20 October 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's underground water supply is being threatened by the careless disposal of waste that may pollute the clean water supply, warns Sione Faka...’osi of Tonga's Department of Environment. by Linny Folau
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Saturday 18 June 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Work on the new Tongatapu land-fill Rubbish Dump, officially started on June 15 with the signing of $460,000 working contract by John Gildea for the Solid Waste Management Project and Sione Tafolo of the Tafolo Quarry.
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Tuesday 14 June 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Environment Awareness Week held last week, June 5-11, focused on Youth Awareness for a cleaner environment, and also featured the launching of a Home Composting Kit.
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