Israel’s chief Rabbi, Yitzhak Yosef, has stoked controversy by describing Afro-Americans as “monkeys” during one of his weekly religious lessons. The remark, which will prompt further discussion about entrenched racism within the country, was reported by Israeli newspaper Ynet News. Yosef, whose status as chief rabbi is constitutionally recognised, is no stranger to inflammatory remarks having previously […]
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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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[Photo: Lachlan Eddie] STUDENTS are encouraged to plant more trees. Japanese volunteer Honami Kanehori, 24, made the suggestion as she prepares to leave the country after completing her three-year assignment. “I wish to encourage students across the country to plant more trees as their contribution to preserving your country’s forests,” Kanehori, who had worked at […]
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Geneva (AFP) – Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine stressed Friday the need for dramatic climate action and international support to ensure her people are not left as “sitting ducks” when sea levels inevitably rise. In an interview with AFP in Geneva, Heine detailed a range of projects underway aimed at helping prepare and adapt her […]
By VERONICA AURE ACCORDING to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) “global climate change already has observable effects on the environment. Scientists had predicted in the past would result from global climate change are now occurring: loss of sea ice, accelerated sea level rise and longer, more intense heat waves.’ (https://climate.nasa.gov/effects/) It is very […]
Conservational International (CI) has awarded West Papua Province its Global Conservation Hero Award at the organization’s annual gala in Los Angeles, California. The recognition comes after West Papua formalized a legal framework for sustainable development and conservation in the province. The legislation is particularly significant for the region’s tropical forests and the unique Bird’s Head Seascape, which […]