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Indonesia cracks down on deforestation in symbolic u-turn
LONDON, UK, 27 November 2014 (Guardian) - Indonesia’s reforming new president is to crack down on the rampant deforestation and peatland destruction that has made the nation the world’s third largest emitter of climate-warming carbon dioxide.

Coral Triangle could be last bastion for planet's beleaguered reefs
LONDON, UK, 27 November 2014 (Guardian) - If humans are driving earth's sixth great extinction event, coral reefs will be one of the first and most visible ecosystems to succumb.

Tariff could add $25M to Fogo, Bell Island ferry costs
ST. JOHN'S, Canada, 27 November 2014 (CBC) - Newfoundland and Labrador taxpayers will be on the hook for more than $25 million in additional payments over and above the announced $100-million cost of two new ferries to service the Bell Island and Fogo Island/Change Islands runs, unless the province can convince Ottawa to waive a significant tariff payable when the new vessels are delivered.

Greenland independence on back burner in snap election
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, 26 November 2014 (AFP) - Greenland voters are on Friday expected to focus on the Arctic territory's economic future rather than independence from Denmark, in a snap election prompted by a corruption scandal.

Rabbits culled on Hebridean island sold to France
LONDON, UK, 26 November 2014 (Telegraph) - Nine thousand rabbits have been culled on a small Hebridean island, and sold to restaurants in France, in one of the biggest operations of its kind in the UK.

Taiwan transition: From city life to the countryside
LONDON, UK, 26 November 2014 (BBC) - For decades, Taiwan has focused on developing its high-tech and manufacturing industries, resulting in a population migration from the rural areas to the cities.

Global Environmental Change & Small Islands symposium 1-5 Dec, 2014, Valletta, Malta

Arctic Biodiversity Congress 2-4 Dec, 2014, Trondheim, Norway

21st Biennial Conference 3-6 Dec, 2014, Taiwan

Caribbean Studies Association 40th annual conference 25-29 May, 2015, New Orleans, USA

9th International Conference on Easter Island 21-26 June, 2015, Berlin, Germany

11th International Small Island Cultures Conference 22-25 June, 2015, Gozo, Malta

European Society for Oceanists conference 24-27 June, 2015, Brussels, Belgium

52nd ATBC conference 12-16 July, 2015, Honolulu, Hawaii

14th International Conference on Environmental Science & Technology 3-5 Sept, 2015, Rhodes, Greece

North Atlantic Forum 17-19 Sept, 2015, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Indigenous Resources: Decolonization and Development conference 30 Sept-4 Oct, 2015, Nuuk, Greenland

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