Disappearing islands and a historic ax make the list: 5 Pacific Islands Have Vanished : Five uninhabited reef islands in the Solomon Islands chain in the Pacific have vanished thanks to rising sea levels, say Australian researchers. The news for inhabited islands in the chain isn't so great, either. Preserved Fetus...
A study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters finds that five of the uninhabitated Solomon Islands have submerged underwater and six more have experienced dramatic shoreline reductions due to man-made climate change. Show More Summary
A study of satellite imagery confirms what Solomon Islanders have known all along: they are doomed. Five Pacific islands have just disappeared, thanks to rising oceans. The islands are—or were—a part of the Solomon Islands, located around 1,000 miles off Australia, and were uninhabited by humans. Show More Summary
Several of the Solomon Islands are now underwater.
The ocean has swallowed five whole islands in the Pacific’s Solomon Islands due to climate change, according to a groundbreaking study published on Friday. A further six reef islands have been severely eroded. Nuatambu Island, home to 25 families, has lost more than half of its livable area, having 11 houses swept into the sea... Show More Summary
Scientists' warnings that climate change will cause rising sea levels to swallow large swaths of land is playing out in the Solomon Islands. At least five islands there have plunged completely below the ocean's surface over the past several decades. Show More Summary
Sea-level rise, erosion and coastal flooding are some of the greatest challenges facing humanity from climate change. Recently at least five reef islands in the remote Solomon Islands have been lost completely to sea-level rise and coastal erosion, and a further six islands have been severely...
Solomon Islands are taking the brunt of sea level rise, with five of them already submerged – a picture of what we can expect elsewhere by the end of the century
As climate change worsens around the world, its affects are increasingly being observed. One notable affect has been the disappearance of five Solomon Islands in the West Pacific due to rising sea levels. Read more...
Sirilo Sutaroti, 94, is a chief of the Paurata tribe in the Solomon Islands. He and his people recently had to abandon their village. “The sea has started to come inland, it forced us to move up to the hilltop and rebuild our village there away from the sea.” His is just one of several... Show More Summary
This unusual embrace was spotted in the warm, shallow waters of the Solomon Islands – but once the tiddler grows it will swamp its transport
Wally Faleka, 46, has run Village Level Art and Graphics since 1989 in his home village of Fo'ondo on Malaita, one of the Solomon Islands. An artist, screen printer, sign writer, teacher and occasional taxi driver, he lives and works...Show More Summary
1943 - USS O'Bannon (DD 450) sinks the Japanese submarine RO 34 near Russell Island, Solomon Islands. 1944 - PB4Y aircraft (VB 109) sink Japanese auxiliary
By Alastair Davis, an intern in the Lowy Institute's Melanesia Program. Papua New Guinea is still facing the effects of drought, with food shortages and disease widespread. El Niño-induced drought is also affecting Micronesia, with Palau President Tommy Remengesau Jr. Show More Summary
By Alastair Davis, an intern in the Lowy Institute's Melanesia Program. PNG's leaders in the political, business and public service spheres will meet in Port Moresby this week to discuss national priorities at the annual Leaders' Summit. The...Show More Summary
In December, I gave a presentation to the Australian Naval Institute on naval diplomacy and defence engagement in the Asia-Pacific, with an eye on the upcoming Defence White Paper (DWP). Solomon Islands Police Maritime Unit personnel...Show More Summary
Alastair Davis is an intern in the Lowy Institute Melanesia Program. Political tension relating to payments to ex-combatants in the Solomon Islands has continued. PM Sogavare has responded forcefully to critics of his contribution towards...Show More Summary
By Alastair Davis, an intern with the Lowy Institute's Melanesia program The election campaign is underway in Vanuatu and the Melanesian Spearhead Group and the Commonwealth have sent observer groups led the former Solomon Islands Prime...Show More Summary
This is a short video from National Geographic exploring the submarine volcano Kavachi, located in the South Pacific near the Solomon Islands. The scientists drop a submersible camera into the very active volcano (it's usually erupting...Show More Summary
Ocean engineer Brennan Phillips led a team to the remote Solomon Islands in search of hydrothermal activity. They found plenty of activity - including sharks in a submarine volcano. YouTube link The Presurfer