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Indonesians are still fighting to be heard after Montara oil spill
LONDON, UK, 15 January 2022 (Guardian) - The spill from the Montara oilwell in the Timor Sea in 2009 was one of Australia’s worst environmental disasters, with thousands of seaweed farmers claiming it destroyed their livelihoods.



Cryptoland bid to buy Fiji island for resort falls through
LONDON, UK, 15 January 2022 (Guardian) - Widely mocked plans to establish a tropical haven for cryptocurrency enthusiasts have run into trouble after a contract to buy an island in Fiji for US$12m fell through.



Bitcoin millionaires are moving to Puerto Rico
SAN FRANCISCO, US, 16 January 2022 (CNBC) - Beyond the fact that Puerto Rico offers a year-round tropical backdrop with picturesque beaches, the U.S. territory also has crypto-friendly policies, including huge tax breaks to those who spend at least 183 days on the island each year. 



Tsunami hits Tonga after giant volcano eruption
LONDON, UK, 15 January 2022 (BBC) - Tsunami waves caused by a giant underwater volcanic eruption have hit the Pacific country of Tonga. Social media footage showed water washing through a church and several homes, and witnesses said ash was falling over the capital, Nuku'alofa.



How Norfolk Island is grappling with its first COVID-19 outbreak
BRISBANE, Australia, 15 January 2022 (ABC) - Norfolk Island's COVID-19 outbreak began two days before the Queensland government officially took over providing key services from New South Wales.



Indigenous communities are working to restore seaweed species
SAN FRANCISCO, US, 14 January 2022 (Mongabay) - In many places, Indigenous communities are working to restore seaweed species that have been traditional food sources or supported traditional diets. From kelp farms in Alaska to seaweed-focused community education in Hawai‘i, the projects take many forms.



Galapagos island microgrid under development
PUERTO AYORA, Galapagos, 14 January 2022 (PEI) - A renewable energy solar + storage microgrid is under development across Santa Cruz and the neighbouring Baltra islands.



Antigua and Barbuda gets hooked on aquaponics
ST JOHN'S, Antigua, 14 January 2022 (Observer) - The quiet residential area of Upper Renfrew in St John’s is home to Indies Greens, the island’s only aquaponics farm and training centre, which combines aquaculture and hydroponics to produce fish and vegetables at the same time.