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History of Danish West Indies going online
ST. THOMAS,  USVI, 1 October 2015 (Daily News) - When the Danes sold what would become the Virgin Islands of the United States, they removed a large portion of their records from the territory, and many of those are now housed at the Danish National Archives.

Pacific islands play vital role in advancing action on climate change
NEW YORK, US, 1 October 2015 (UN) - Located on the frontlines of climate change, Pacific island nations have a crucial role to play in efforts to advance a sustainable future, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the region’s leaders as they met today at United Nations Headquarters.

Offshore community to develop distillery in Cape Clear
CORK, Ireland, 1 October 2015 (Irish Examiner) - A Gaeltacht island off Co Cork is set to become the first offshore community in the country to develop a whiskey distillery.

What is the world's most vulnerable city?
LONDON, UK, 1 October 2015 (Guardian) - Many cities are fighting a losing battle against the ravages of nature, but is it possible to identify the world’s most vulnerable metropolis? Natural events are notoriously hard to predict – but the prospects for Malé do look particularly grim.

Mining and oil threatens one in three natural world heritage sites
LONDON, UK, 1 October 2015 (Guardian) - WWF finds 31% world heritage sites at risk from fossil fuel exploration and mining, including Belize barrier reef.

Unique marine species found around Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
HONOLULU, Hawaii, 30 September 2015 (KHON2) - Scientists returned Wednesday from a 28-day research expedition aboard NOAA Ship Hi‘ialakai exploring the deep coral reefs within Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Consultation on devolving powers to Scottish isles
LONDON, UK, 30 September 2015 (BBC) - The Scottish government has started consulting on its plans that could see additional powers being given to island authorities.

UK to build 25m Jamaican prison
LONDON, UK, 30 September 2015 (BBC) - The UK is to spend £25m on building a prison in Jamaica so that foreign criminals in the UK can be sent home to serve sentences in the Caribbean.

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

Eco Island & Sustainable Community Global Summit 5-6 Nov, 2015, Okinawa, Japan

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

6th Biennial conference 1-4 April, 2016, Cairns, Australia

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

World Conservation Congress 1-10 Sept, 2016, Hawaii

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