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Faroe Islands getting Europe’s first lithium-ion battery project
BOSTON, US, 24 April 2015 (GTM) - A utility serving the Faroe Islands has confirmed plans for a major lithium-ion battery project to help balance wind generation.

Bitcoin Island: cleaning up the crypto currency
LONDON, UK, 24 April 2015 (BBC) - The Isle of Man is hoping to give a wholesome boost to the bad boy of digital currencies, Bitcoin.

Giant oil rig could usher in a radically altered Arctic
WASHINGTON, US, 23 April 2015 (NatGeog) - What's orange, white, and big all over - and a potential harbinger of big changes in the Arctic if not the whole planet?

Sumatran rhino is extinct in the wild in Sabah
SAN FRANCISCO, US, 23 April 2015 (Mongabay) - There are no Sumatran rhinos left in the wild in the Malaysian state of Sabah, confirmed Masidi Manjun, the Tourism, Culture and Envi­ronment Minister, over the weekend.

Calculating how the Pacific was settled
SALT LAKE CITY, US, 23 April 2015 (SPX) - Using statistics that describe how an infectious disease spreads, a University of Utah anthropologist analyzed different theories of how people first settled islands of the vast Pacific between 3,500 and 900 years ago.

Arctic nations meet under threat of new Cold War
OTTAWA, Canada, 23 April 2015 (AFP) - The thawing of the polar ice promises Arctic nations new opportunities to open ocean trade routes and offshore oil fields.

Coral Triangle key part of $24tn global ocean wealth
LONDON, UK, 23 April 2015 (Guardian) - The world’s coral reefs are a key part of $24tn global ocean wealth but may disappear by 2050 if global warming continues at the current rate, a new report by WWF warns.

Oceans are world's seventh largest economy worth $24tn
LONDON, UK, 22 April 2015 (Guardian) - The monetary value of the world’s oceans has been estimated at US$24tn in a new WWF report that warns that overfishing, pollution and climate change are putting an unprecedented strain upon marine ecosystems.

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

Climate Change in Culture conference 28-31 May, 2015, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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

Annual conference and summer school 26 June-1 July, 2015, Orkney, Scotland

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

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

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

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

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