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“We’re looking at changing the entire physical landscape of our island so we can stay above water,” says Marshall Islands poet and climate activist Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner.

Marshall Islands poet and climate activist @kathykijiner  is at #COP25  to sound the alarm on what the climate crisis is doing to her island nation. She shares a poem about the "kemem," a cultural celebration for first birthdays, and "how our cultural traditions give us hope."

For the first time, oceanographers have scanned the site near the Marshall Islands’ Bikini Atoll and mapped the simulated battlefield.

The Marshall Islands has challenged all 184 countries with a national #climate  action plan under the 2015 Paris Agreement on global warming to join their social media campaign #MAD4survival  to say they will strengthen that plan in 2020 l #COP25 

“It is people especially from the global south, especially from indigenous communities, who need to tell their stories,” she said before handing the mic to other young activists from Philippines, Russia, Uganda, Chine and the Marshall Islands.

Huge waves and disease turn Marshall Islands into 'a war zone,' health official says

Huge waves and disease turn Marshall Islands into ‘war zone,’ health official says

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The Marshall Islands is “facing death row.” Huge waves and disease turn Marshall Islands into ‘war zone,’ health official says via @StarAdvertiser 

Huge waves and disease turn Marshall Islands into ‘a war zone,’ health official says by @susrust 

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Powerful piece in the @latimes  on the Marshall Islands, which managed to be wrecked by the 20th century's demons (nuclear explosion at Bikini atoll) and the 21st's (sea level rise)

Arizona elected official suspended after he was charged with running a human smuggling scheme that brought pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to the U.S. to give birth and then paid them to give up their children for adoption.

A Cold War-era concrete "coffin" is leaking radioactive material into the Pacific Ocean, said a UN official. The Marshall Islands dome was a dumping ground for waste from American nuclear tests from 1946-'58. It was supposed to be temporary. Now it's cracking.

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After surviving 33 days lost at sea, a man finally landed ashore by chance on Namdrik Atoll in the Marshall Islands. There he discovered that his uncle, believed to have been lost at sea 50 years prior, had washed ashore on the same atoll and started a family.

Today, President Trump welcomes the Presidents of the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia—the first time all 3 leaders from the Freely Associated States have been hosted together at the White House by a U.S. President!

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The people of the Marshall Islands paid the price for US nuclear tests. Full doc:

Never-before-seen photo suggests Amelia Earhart survived a crash-landing in the Marshall Islands

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We cannot forget about the American families in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands that have been without food, water, or electricity for over 12 weeks. They deserve nothing less than a fully funded Marshall Plan to rebuild.

JUST IN: U.S. interceptor missile successfully intercepts test ICBM fired from the Marshall Islands, Pentagon says.

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