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14 islands to get facelift in Odisha
KENDRAPARA, India, 30 July 2015 (NDTV) - The idyllic islands with its wetland sites and rich reserve of flora and fauna in Bhitarkanika national park in Odisha will get a facelift under the central government's Holistic Development of Coastal Islands Project.

Green energy takes over the Faroes
TORSHAVN, Faroe Islands, 29 July 2015 (NORA) - About two thirds of electric energy produced in the Faroes so far this year stems from green energy sources.

Rare chance for some of our world’s rarest birds!
CAMBRIDGE, UK, 29 July 2015 (BirdLife) - An ambitious conservation operation on six remote islands in the Tuamotu (Acteon group) & Gambier archipelagos has just been completed by BirdLife partners towards saving one of our world’s rarest birds and a number of other endangered species from extinction.

The newest island on Earth
SYDNEY, Australia, 29 July 2015 (SMH) - Life on the newest island on Earth is thriving. Baby birds skitter about the mudflats and bluebottles sprawl on the black sand.

Get ready: China could build new artificial islands near India
WASHINGTON, US, 29 July 2015 (CNI) - There are growing fears, particularly in India, that China may soon launch an island reclamation project in the Indian Ocean.

What’s behind Beijing’s drive to control the South China Sea?
LONDON, UK, 28 July 2015 (Guardian) - On 26 May, CNN broadcast an unusual clip of a US navy intelligence flight over the South China Sea.

Seychelles announces ambitious renewable energy plans
VICTORIA, Seychelles, 27 July 2015 (SNA) - Seychelles, an Indian Ocean archipelago of 115 islands, is taking further steps to reduce its national level of greenhouse gas emissions.

Block Island wind farm construction starts
PROVIDENCE, US, 27 July 2015 (RIPR) - Federal and state officials take a boat trip this morning to check out the start of construction on Deepwater Wind's Block Island Wind Farm.

Our Common Future under Climate Change conference 7-10 July 2015, Paris, France

Sustaining Partnerships conference 11-15 July, 2016, Gibraltar

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 16-19 Sept, 2015, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Responsible Tourism on Islands Symposium 17-20 Sept, 2015, Vis, Croatia

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

World Forum on Natural Capital 23-24 Nov, 2015, Edinburgh, Scotland

Symposium IV 20-27 February, 2016, Norfolk Island, Australia

Island Cities and Urban Archipelagos conference 7-11 March, 2016, Hong Kong

Islands of the World XIV conference 23-27 May, 2016, Lesvos, Greece

Island Biology conference 18-22 July, 2016, Azores, Portugal

World Conservation Congress 1-10 Sept, 2016, Hawaii

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