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Five Pacific islands lost to rising seas as climate change hits

Five Pacific islands lost to rising seas as climate change hits

The submerged islands were part of the Solomon Islands, an archipelago that over the last two decades has seen annual sea levels rise as much as 10mm (0.4in), according to research published in the May issue of the online journal Environmental Research Letters. 130 more words

Sids

Summer is a Bummer

“As a mother” I feel a deep concern for climate change. I have hated hot weather with a passion since I was very young and now that we are in the hottest season of the hottest year on record, I am almost at the end of my tether. 287 more words

My First Ghost

All names and places have been changed.

The ink on the card that the NREMT had send which read “Paramedic” was barely dry when I acquired the first of what I call “ghosts.” Ghosts are what I call the patients that I have who will always stay with me and that I think of almost every single day. 696 more words

Ambulance

When Should I Start Putting Baby In Crib?

It may seem like a small thing, but getting your baby sleeping in their crib is a huge deal. And I’m talking not only as a milestone, but also for their health. 507 more words

Health

Finding a Way to Transform Energy on Islands

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are on the frontlines of global climate change. Dependent on the ocean for their livelihoods, yet threatened by its rising and acidifying waters, this assemblage of the world’s lowest lying countries are some of the most outspoken and driven countries for decarbonisation and renewable energy. 741 more words

Renewable Energy

APEC’s Blue Economy shapes up Palawan underwater project – fisherfolk

APEC’s Blue Economy shapes up Palawan underwater project – fisherfolk

Manila, Philippines – The militant fisherfolk group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (PAMALAKAYA-Pilipinas) on Friday claimed the proposed underwater theme park by American’s children network Nickelodeon is part of the Blue Economy agenda. 433 more words

Pamalakaya

Can a Monster Learn to Love?

Sometimes I go into his room to feel closer to him. I never thought my little boy could feel so incredibly far away. I had been dreading going back to work because I would have to be away from him and leave him with strangers for hours and hours each day. 543 more words

Child Loss