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St Kitts-Nevis opens largest greenhouse in the Caribbean
BASSETERRE, St Kitts, 22 November 2014 (SKNIS) - At 24 meters tall and more than 14,000 sq ft, St Kitts and Nevis has opened the largest greenhouse in the Caribbean region in a Eco-Park project described as “a dream come true.”

Out-of-control tourism hurting wild Ibiza
MADRID, Spain, 21 November 2014 (The Local) - Rampant tourism is threatening the coastline of the Spanish holiday island of Ibiza while other major wilderness areas are also being seriously neglected by Spanish authorities, a new study shows.

UN warns Pacific islands of extreme weather risks
NEW YORK, US, 21 November 2014 (UN) - Extreme weather conditions predicted for the Pacific Ocean pose a significant threat for island states' industry and infrastructure, warns a new advisory note from the United Nations, encouraging the establishment of a regional mechanism for better preparedness.

China building island in South China Sea
LONDON, UK, 21 November 2014 (Guardian) - Satellite images show China is building an island on a reef in the disputed Spratly Islands large enough to accommodate what could be its first offshore airstrip in the South China Sea, a leading defense publication reported on Friday.

Falkland Islands are Argentine signs regrettable
LONDON, UK, 21 November 2014 (BBC) - Argentina's decision to display signs expressing the country's claim over the Falklands is "regrettable", a diplomatic source has said.

Polar code agreed to prevent Arctic environmental disasters
LONDON, UK, 21 November 2014 (Guardian) - The International Maritime Organisation in charge of sea safety adopted measures on Friday to protect people and the environment during a predicted shipping rush in the Arctic.

Madagascar plague outbreak kills 40
LONDON, UK, 21 November 2014 (BBC) - An outbreak of plague in Madagascar has killed 40 people and infected almost 80 others, the World Health Organization has said.

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

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

PACIFIC HISTORY ASSOC
21st Biennial Conference 3-6 Dec, 2014, Taiwan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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