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Village with tires protecting coastline from rising ocean tides
Majuro, MARSHALL ISLANDS — The Marshall Islands has issued a plea for help and a call to action at the US Leaders Summit on Climate Change. Addressing the virtual meeting on Friday, President David Kabua laid out the existential threat facing his country and the Pacific. Kabua is the lone Pacific...
Tide waters flooding in Marshall Islands
Majuro, MARSHALL ISLANDS — The Marshall Islands says it will ensure the Pacific voices are heard at today's US Leaders Summit on Climate Change. The Marshalls is the only Pacific nation invited to US President Joe Biden's summit table. President David Kabua, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda...
Gerald Zackios and David Kabua
Majuro, MARSHALL ISLANDS — The man at the center of Micronesia's departure from the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) says the move puts them in a good position to help shape the architecture of a rejuvenated regional body. Earlier this month the Marshall Islands' diplomat Gerald Zackios was passed-over...
Tuna in a net on deck of purse seiner
Marjuro, MARSHALL ISLANDS — Tuna transshipment activity in the Marshall Islands picked up in October, but remains low compared to the past six years that saw Majuro become the world's busiest port for such transshipment. Covid-19 quarantine requirements have reduced the number of purse seine...
Spraying by EPA staff of mail and cargo
Majuro, MARSHALL ISLANDS — The first group of Marshall Islanders from a location with widespread Covid-19 could be repatriated later this month. The groundwork for several hundred islanders stranded in the United States to return home could begin soon. Government officials confirmed that planning...
 An aerial view of Kwajalein Island, headquarters of the US Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll
Kwajalein Atoll, MARSHALL ISLANDS — A new report on the contamination near a US Army Garrison in the Marshall Islands confirms that fish around Kwajalein Island contain dangerous levels of toxic chemicals. The latest US Army report confirms that fish in many locations on Kwajalein Island and nearby...
Photo of containment of nuclear waste in the Marshall Islands.
Bikini Atoll, MARSHALL ISLANDS — New research suggests the soil on four isles of the Marshall Islands have higher concentrations of nuclear radiation than is found near Chernobyl. The Marshall Islands is where the United States conducted its nuclear testing in the 1940s and '50s. The research,...
 Korent Joel pictured on a navigation teaching trip in the mid-2000s in the Marshall Islands. Mr Joel was one of only a handful of Marshall Islanders who still know traditional wave and star navigation. [Photo: Supplied / Alson Kelen via RNZI]
One of the last of a dwindling breed of traditional navigators has died in Majuro, but not before passing many of his skills onto a younger generation of Marshall Islands navigators and to international researchers. Captain Korent Joel, 68, was a skilled navigator who blended both traditional and...