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Island nation Kiribati may move to Fiji: Climate change could destroy land

Island nation Kiribati may move to Fiji: Climate change could destroy land
BY DAN REYES
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

An island nation in the Pacific is considering moving its entire population to nearby Fiji, amid concerns that climate change could destroy their land.

According to the Associated Press via CBSnews.com, Kiribati President Anote Tong said in an interview that his Cabinet has endorsed a plan to buy nearly 6,000 acres on Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu.

Kiribati, with a population of just over 100,000, is a chain of 32 islands located on the equator northeast of Australia.

“We would hope not to put everyone on one piece of land, but it became absolutely necessary, yes we could do it,” Tong said.

Tong commented in The Fiji Times that the relocation efforts are in response to many of the islands becoming increasingly affected by the rising sea level.

The land in Fiji, being sold by a church group for about $9.6 million, would be more for the younger generations, said Tong. “It’s basically going to be a matter of survival.” 

 

An Eye for An Eye: Man Sentenced to be Paralyzed

An Eye for An Eye: Man Sentenced to be Paralyzed
BY BRIDGET THOMPSON
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The idea of an eye for an eye dates back to Hammurabi’s Code in Babylon, but today neighbors of the once ancient civilization are employing the same punishment ...

Anti-Rape Lingerie Invented by Students in India

Anti-Rape Lingerie Invented by Students in India
BY SARA PAGLIANTE
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Three engineers in India have created lingerie that supposedly can protect women from being raped. The lingerie is called Society Harnessing Equipment (SHE) and i...

War on the Syrian People: Years of Turmoil with Little End in Sight

War on the Syrian People: Years of Turmoil with Little End in Sight
BY CHRISTOPHER ESSNER
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

One million. Over one million Syrian refugees. One million people displaced by war, unable to enjoy the luxury of their own homes; unable to go a day withou...

China and New Jersey: Perfect together

China and New Jersey: Perfect together

The elephant in the living room now available at Garden State Plaza .

BY LISA LA VALLE-FINAN

To some, China is not only over-populated but in our hands and on our backs; everywhere, every day with stuff t...

Ex-Muslim turned Christian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani sentenced to death in Iran

Ex-Muslim turned Christian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani sentenced to death in Iran
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNESROOM.COM

A Christian pastor who was arrested in 2009 for renouncing the Islam faith can now be executed at any time without warning, according to an Iranian court.

Youcef Nadarkha...

'Cowboy Pope:' Will Cardinal Dolan be Named this Week?

'Cowboy Pope:' Will Cardinal Dolan be Named this Week?
BY ISAAC BENJAMIN
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Since Pope Benedict XVI’s historic resignation, there has been widespread anticipation over the most spiritual of parlor games—guessing who will be elected the ne...

Raffaele Sollecito, Amanda Knox's Italian boyfriend, to release memoir first

Raffaele Sollecito, Amanda Knox's Italian boyfriend, to release memoir first
BY WENDY EKUA QUANSAH
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

They say there are always three sides to a story: yours, mine and the truth.

For Raffaele Sollecito, another chapter is yet to be written about the charges he ...

Central American sugarcane workers dying from chronic kidney disease

Central American sugarcane workers dying from chronic kidney disease
BY TERI GATTO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Tens of thousands of manual laborers in Central America are dying of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The victims are primarily sugarcane workers.

The Center for Public I...

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