Marshall Islands News

You get content from selected sources that you enjoy and trust such as CNBC, FOX, HUFFINGTON POST, POLITICO, or CNN and many other sources that you can choose.

EU Mulls Including Turkey on Blacklist of Tax Havens

The European Union may include Turkey on a blacklist of tax havens as soon as next month, in a move that could further strain ties between Ankara and the world's largest trading bloc. An EU working group tasked with screening "non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes" concluded that Turkey's c

BLOOMBERG - 2017-11-23 09:47:34

A Dispatch From Bonn: "1.5 To Stay Alive"

Faith Debrum, 12, is pictured near her home on the Marshall Islands. The island nation is part of an international coalition fighting to keep global temperatures from rising above 1.5 degrees Celsius. (Michelle Mizner/FRONTLINE) BONN, Germany - One of 12-year-old Faith Debrum's favorite hobbies is d


Sea Levels Are Already Rising. What's Next?

Climate change is battering coasts with storms and floods, but we still haven't grappled with the risks of what's to come. President Trump has dismissed climate change as a hoax. But scientists project that, within the next 100 years, rising sea levels caused by climate change will submerge much of


Treaty to Phase Out 'Greenhouse Gasses on Steroids' to Enter Force

Supporters of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol celebrated its adoption in October 2016.Credit Cyril Ndegeya/Agence France-Presse - Getty Images Want the latest climate news in your inbox? You can sign up here to receive Climate Fwd:, our new email newsletter. UNITED NATIONS - Hydrofluo


Pope Francis: These 4 'Perverse Attitudes' Could Push Earth to Its Brink

Pope Francis issued a strong message to negotiators at the COP23 climate talks in Bonn, Germany on Thursday, warning them not to fall into "four perverse attitudes" regarding the future of the planet-"denial, indifference, resignation and trust in inadequate solutions." Francis, who has long press


Oregon and Washington Join 20 Countries to Phase Out Coal By 2030

Even though the Trump administration used its only public forum at the COP23 climate talks in Bonn to promote coal, it's clear that many individual U.S. businesses, cities and entire states would rather keep fossil fuels in the ground. Oregon and Washington state have joined a new global alliance


'Bankruptcy Tourists' Battle for Assets From Caymans to Marshall Islands

A battle of so-called bankruptcy tourists is erupting in New York court. On Thursday, New York bankruptcy Judge Martin Glenn holds a hearing in the long fight over Ocean Rig UDW Inc.'s $3.7 billion restructuring, which has blown around like the trade winds from the Pacific to the Caribbean. In Septe


At least 15 states join global alliance to phase out coal by 2030

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - At least 15 countries have joined an international alliance to phase out coal from power generation before 2030, delegates at U.N. climate talks in Bonn said on Thursday. Britain, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Belgium, Switzerland, New


How The Shipping Industry Bullied Its Way Out Of Doing Anything To Fight Climate Change

One of the starkest images to emerge after Hurricane Irma made landfall in early September came from the Bahamas. The Category 5 storm's powerful winds sucked away the ocean from the shore, leaving the small islands looking like mere boulders in soggy seabeds as docks extended over air. In videos po


Spotlight on coal as global climate talks wrap up

BONN -- Diplomats began wrapping up negotiations on advancing the Paris climate accord Tuesday at a global conference in Germany, setting the stage for political leaders to fly in and provide a final shot of momentum. The talks now in their second week are largely technical in nature. But the Trump


Don't give up on Pacific Island nations yet

Fiji's presidency of this year's United Nations climate summit has put a renewed focus on the future of low-lying Pacific Islands. And while we should not ignore the plight of these nations, it is just as damaging to assume that their fate is already sealed. Many people in Australia consider island


The Latest: Marshal Islands urges Merkel to halt coal use

BONN, Germany (AP) - The Latest on the global climate talks taking place in Germany (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The president of the low-lying Marshall Islands is urging German Chancellor Angela Merkel to end her country's use of coal. Germany gets about 40 percent of its electricity from coal, a


Island nations prepare for a looming future without land

International climate talks continue this week in Bonn, Germany. But the actual host nation for the United Nation annual conference is Fiji, and it's the first time an island nation facing dire impacts of climate change has held the symbolic leadership role. (Fiji could not afford the cost of hostin


Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Ordinary Shares New (Marshall Islands) (GNK) Reaches $10.02 After 5.00% Down Move; Jackson Square Partners Trimmed Intuit Com (INTU) Position By $27.86 Million

Jackson Square Partners Llc decreased Intuit Com (INTU) stake by 7.25% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Jackson Square Partners Llc sold 211,023 shares as Intuit Com (INTU)'s stock rose 4.61%. The Jackson Square Partners Llc holds 2.70M shares with $358.54M value, down from 2.91 million last quarter.


Fourth Committee Concludes Its Work, Approving 9 Middle East Related Drafts Out of 10 Submitted for Adoption by General Assembly

GA/SPD/657 GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOURTH COMMITTEE SEVENTY-SECOND SESSION, 28TH MEETING (AM) Concluding its work for the main part of the seventy-second session, the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) approved 10 draft resolutions today, of which 9 related to Israeli practices in the


WHOI scientists return to site of nuclear bomb testing

WOODS HOLE - Even though the last nuclear test bomb detonated by the U.S. military on two remote Pacific Ocean atolls was 60 years ago, Woods Hole scientists found radioactivity continues to linger in the lagoons there. The crew of scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution just comple


Scientists Are Still Detecting Radioactivity From Pacific Nuclear Tests in The 1940s

In case you had forgotten just how long-lasting the effects of nuclear fallout are, scientists have reported on radioactivity levels across nuclear sites used from 1946 to 1958. Their results show that the toxic after-effects are still being felt. Across the remote Marshall Islands in the Pacific Oc


TOP Ships: Dangerous Shipping Stock

Conversion of Series C preferred shares to common shares is almost complete. Kalani Investments is leaving the Greek shipping stock stage as a consequence of class action lawsuits and SEC subpoenas. I am expecting another share count increase of up to 78% by the end of 2017, based on the most recent


Spectacular Footage of the U.S. Test-Bombing a Pacific Island at Mach 12

A VHS-quality video from the 1980s has appeared on YouTube to offer a rare sight: intercontinental ballistic missile warheads slamming into a remote islet at Mach 12 after traveling halfway across the Pacific Ocean. The warheads throw up debris hundreds of feet into the air and show the uncanny accu


Radioactivity lingers from 1946-1958 nuclear bomb tests

Credit: Eric S. Taylor, WHOI Graphic Services. Globe: Google Earth, Data Sio, NOAA, U.S. Navy, NGA GEBCO, Image Landsat, Image U.S. Geological Survey. Background: European Southern Observatory Scientists have found lingering radioactivity in the lagoons of remote Marshall Island atolls in the Pacifi