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From toilet to table, overcoming the yuk factor
LONDON, UK, 21 September 2014 (BBC) - Human excrement spread by poor sanitation was to blame for over 9,000 cholera deaths in Haiti, but now, thanks to a simple measure to transform it into nutrient-rich compost, cleanliness has improved - and some enterprising Haitians are able to grow their own fresh food.

Creating a Bitcoin Island just off the English coast
LONDON, UK, 20 September 2014 (Telegraph) - Nestled between Ireland and England is the Isle of Man, a self-governing country with a population of just over 80,000.

Environmental funding bypasses indigenous communities
BALI, Indonesia, 20 September 2014 (IPS) - When she talks about the forests in her native Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo, Maridiana Deren’s facial expression changes.

Migrants speak of horror at sea off Malta
LONDON, UK, 20 September 2014 (BBC) - When at least 300 migrants drowned off Malta's coast on 12 September it was different from previous migrant tragedies in the Mediterranean.

Thailand's paradise island murder mystery
LONDON, UK, 19 September 2014 (BBC) - It is as incongruous a scene as you are likely find for such a shockingly violent crime.

Japan to restart whaling in 2015 despite IWC ruling
LONDON, UK, 19 September 2014 (BBC) - The Japanese government has vowed to restart its controversial whaling programme in the Antarctic next year.

B.C. to study feasibility of bridge from Nanaimo to Gabriola Island
VANCOUVER, Canada, 18 September 2014 (Globe&Mail) - The B.C. government will study the feasibility of a fixed link between Vancouver Island and Gabriola Island – but it says a span connecting Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland remains a bridge too far.

ISISA
Islands of the World XIII conference 22-27 Sept, 2014, Penghu Islands, Taiwan

SAILS FOR SCIENCE
International Workshop on Island Challenges - Solid Waste Management 1-3 Oct, 2014, Samos, Greece

APAN
4th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum 1-3 Oct, 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

CREF
Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum 6-8 Oct, 2014, Miami, US

CBD
COP 12 Meeting 6-17 Oct, 2014, Pyeongchang, Korea

ISLAND DYNAMICS
Island cities and urban archipelagos conference 21-25 Oct, 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark

IUCN
World Parks Congress, 12-19 Nov, 2014, Sydney, Australia

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 3-4 Dec, 2014, Taiwan

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

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

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