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The office of Nei Tabera Ni Kai (NTK), a film unit based in the town of Taborio, in the small island nation of Kiribati, is a small concrete building situated two metres above sea level, 30 metres from the lagoon on one side and 45 metres from the ocean on the other. Stacked under the […]
Months after a cargo ship ran aground and began spillingheavy fuelnear Rennell Island’s world-famous coral reef, another ship has reportedly spilled more than 5,500 tons of bauxite, the ore mined for aluminum, in the same locationin the Solomon Islands. The spill occurred July 1, according to the Guardian, turning Kangava Bay’s typically teal waters a striking […]
The coral reefs off Rennell Island in the Solomon Islands are likely to be permanently damaged from the latest shipping environmental catastrophe to hit the area. With authorities still assessing the scale of the environmental impact from the bunker spill in February of the Solomon Trader bulk carrier, the same remote bay in the Solomon Islands was struck by another dire […]
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For the second time in six months, an environmental disaster is threatening a pristine coral reef and UNESCO World Heritage site. A cargo ship ran aground in the Solomon Islands during bad weather in February, spilling tons of oil near the world-famous reef, known as East Rennell. Now, another cargo ship has spilled more than 5,500 tons […]
For several years, blond hair was attributed to Caucasians but the Melanesians of Solomon Islands are one of the few groups with blonde hair outside Europe. Melanesians are black island people in the south pacific that migrated over thousands of years ago, long before the blacks that came to the Americas as slaves. Melanesia is […]