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Rising seas will inundate coral reefs that protect vulnerable coasts
SAN FRANCISCO, US, 14 June 2018 (Oceans Deeply) - Researchers studied more than 200 tropical reefs and found that few will grow fast enough to keep pace with higher water levels due to climate change. This means the reefs won’t be able to break destructive waves that can wreak havoc on coastal communities.

British overseas territories in talks to keep tax haven secrecy
LONDON, UK, 14 June 2018 (Guardian) - Leaders of British overseas territories are to hold two days of showdown talks with ministers in an attempt to reverse the UK government’s decision to end secrecy for offshore tax havens.

The master architect behind Japan's remote art island
NAOSHIMA, Japan, 13 June 2018 (CNN) - Japan's famous 'art island', located in the country's southern Seto Inland Sea, is home to several museums designed by Pritzker Prize laureate Tadao Ando, a Japanese architect known for his command of concrete, light and shadow.

Faroe Islands seek Russian trade deal on fish exports
MOSCOW, Russia, 13 June 2018 (MT) - The Faroe Islands are targeting a free trade deal with Moscow next year to cement their place as Russia's biggest foreign supplier of fish, a minister said on Tuesday.

Sustainable tourism key to Malaysian marine park's ambitious plans
BALAMBANGAN, Malaysia, 12 June 2018 (SCMP) - We are being shown the sights of Balambangan, one of a small cluster of islands off the northern coast of Sabah, that lie in the Tun Mustapha Marine Park, which, at 900,000 hectares, is Malaysia’s largest such conservation area.

Is Taiwan becoming just another US colony under Trump?
HONG KONG, 11 June 2018 (SCMP) - Overshadowed by news of the on-again, off-again June 12 summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un is the scheduled opening on the same day of the US$240 million headquarters of the American Institute in Taiwan, a de facto US embassy.

India eyes coal reserves in Indonesian Papua
SAN FRANCISCO, US, 11 June 2018 (Mongabay) - As it seeks to diversify its sources of fuel, India is looking to get in on the ground floor of coal mining in previously unexploited deposits in Indonesian Papua.

President Faure shocks G7 meeting with photos of ocean trash
VICTORIA, Seychelles, 11 June 2018 (SNA) - The President of Seychelles, Danny Faure, shocked the leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) nations with photographs of the damage being done to the island nation’s Aldabra atoll by plastic pollution and other types of litter coming from the rest of the world.

GOVERN ILLES BALEARS
Smart Island World Congress 23-24 April, 2018, Calvia, Mallorca

PUAS
Clean Energy in European Islands conference 23-24 April, 2018, Athens, Greece

ISLAND INSTITUTE
Island Energy Conference 3-5 May, 2018, South Portland, USA

GREENING THE ISLANDS
5th International Conference 17-18 May 2018 Minorca, Spain

CARIBBEAN STUDIES ASSOC
CSA 43rd annual conference 4-8 June, 2018, Havana, Cuba

ISISA
Islands of the World XVI conference 10-14 June, 2018, Leeuwarden - Terschelling, The Netherlands

SICRI
14th conference on New Directions in Island Studies 16-18 June, 2018, Tatihou Island, France

SCB OCEANIA
5th Congress Conservation in a Changing World 2-6 July, 2018, Wellington, New Zealand

OTIE
10th International Conference on Islands Tourism 7-8 Sept, 2018, Palermo, Italy

ISLAND DYNAMICS
Island Cities & Urban Archipelagos conference 26-29 Sept, 2018, Zhoushan, China

ISLAND DYNAMICS
Economics & Development in Microstates, Islands & Arctic conference 30 Nov-3 Dec, 2018, Nuuk, Greenland

ISLAND ARKS
6th symposium 11-15 Feb, 2019, Rottnest Island, Australia

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