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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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Tuesday 7 June 2005
Auckland, New Zealand
The Japanese government's announcement to increase its annual minke kill and include humpback and fin whales in its ...“scientific research whaling programme is an outrage, says Melino Maka in Auckland.
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Monday 23 May 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Just as we are getting used to Consumption Tax, the Ministry of Finance is proposing a new tax, the "Plas Tax" they hope will raise the awareness of litter as an issue in Tonga.
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Thursday 28 April 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
April was the wettest month so far this year on Tongatapu with 301.05 mm of rainfall recorded by the Meteorological Center at Tonga's Fua'amotu International Airport.
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Friday 15 April 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Heavy rain fell over Tongatapu last night and early this morning causing flooding in many areas and early closure of schools for the day.
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Thursday 14 April 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 11:26 Turtle meat as a delicacy is becoming very popular again, not only on the outer islands of Tonga but also on the main island of Tongatapu. These turtles were pictured at Ha'afeva, Ha'apai, last week as they were being loaded onto the MV Pulupaki for shipment to consumers in Ma'ufanga and Puke on Tongatapu.
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Friday 1 October 2004

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Dozens of volunteers who went out last weekend as part of the Clean Up the World Day, believe that Tonga needs to clean up its act because there is an awful lot more rubbish out there to pick up - they were overwhelmed by it and some groups ran out of bags.
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Friday 17 September 2004
Houmakelikao, Tonga
Joining the Clean up the World weekend, the Nuku'alofa Hash House Harriers started early last evening at Houmakelikao.
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