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Orkney hydrogen project awarded 2m euros from EU
LONDON, UK, 29 April 2016 (BBC) - The initiative - called Big Hit - will see a device which converts electricity to hydrogen fuel being installed.

Obama signs a disaster declaration for the Marshall Islands
LONDON, UK, 28 April 2016 (Guardian) - Barack Obama has declared the severe drought in the Marshall Islands a disaster, opening the way for emergency US funding for the Pacific island nation.

Hawaii's last sugar harvest
MAUI, Hawaii, 28 April 2016 (Guardian) - For one last season, luscious, green fields of sugarcane are animating Maui’s landscape.

EU, Indonesia to start licensing scheme for legal timber shipments
SAN FRANCISCO, US, 28 April 2016 (Mongabay) - In 2003, the EU agreed to work with countries like Indonesia to do something about the scourge of illegal logging, a devastating problem for tropical states whose vast rainforests were fast disappearing - often to feed Western markets.

The future of Cano Tiburones hangs on a thread
CAMBRIDGE, UK, 27 April 2016 (BirdLife) - The fate of Puerto Rico's largest and most important wetland will be decided this week by the Court of San Jose.

Indonesia's indigenous wage two-pronged battle for legal recognition
SAN FRANCISCO, US, 27 April 2016 (Mongabay) - Earlier this year, in the central highlands of Indonesia’s star-shaped Sulawesi island, thousands of Indonesians toasted a civil rights triumph years in the making.

Indonesia's fight against illegal fishing
JAKARTA, Indonesia, 27 April 2016 (AFP) - Indonesia will use data from miniature satellites around the globe to pinpoint the location of illegal fishing vessels trawling its vast waters, under an agreement announced Wednesday with a Silicon Valley tech firm.

Islands and their biodiversity
DEVIZES, UK, 27 April 2016 (Earth Times) - When animals and plants colonise an island, the biodiversity of endemics relies on distance from a mainland and the area of the island itself.

Blue Week: An international conference to Promote Blue Growth and Investment 14-22 May, 2016, St. George's, Grenada

22nd Pacific History Association conference 19-21 May, 2016, Guam

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

23rd Pacific Science Congress 13-17 June, 2016, Taipei, Taiwan

12th International Small Island Cultures conference 17-20 June, 2016, Naha, Okinawa

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

Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific Region 26-28 July, 2016, Lautoka, Fiji

World Conservation Congress 1-10 Sept, 2016, Hawaii

Rethinking Remoteness and Peripherality conference 16-19 January 2017, Longyearbyen, Svalbard

Local Sustainable Development and Global Challenges conference 15-20 May, 2017, Sakhalin, Russia

Islands of the World XV conference 2-8 July, 2017, Kangaroo Island, Australia

Island Invasives conference 10-14 July, 2017, Univ of Dundee, Scotland

7th International Conference on Environmental Future - Humans and Island environments 17-21 July, 2017,

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