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In Tonga, a volcano-triggered tsunami underscores islands' acute climate risk

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In Tonga, a volcano-triggered tsunami underscores islands' acute climate risk

More pictures are emerging from Tonga of the devastation caused by a volcanic eruption and resulting Tsunami. Entire towns are coated in a layer of ash with many homes reduced to rubble on islands closest to the volcano. #Tonga  #7NEWS 

More pictures are emerging from Tonga of the devastation caused by a volcanic eruption and resulting Tsunami. Entire towns are coated in a layer of ash with many homes reduced to rubble on islands closest to the volcano. #Tonga  #7NEWS 

Similar to San Antonio, the $1 billion project will have restaurants and entertainment, plus 10,000 residents, on two new islands just north of downtown.

More pictures are emerging from Tonga of the devastation caused by a volcanic eruption and resulting Tsunami. Entire towns are coated in a layer of ash with many homes reduced to rubble on islands closest to the volcano. #Tonga  #7NEWS 

More pictures are emerging from Tonga of the devastation caused by a volcanic eruption and resulting Tsunami. Entire towns are coated in a layer of ash with many homes reduced to rubble on islands closest to the volcano. #Tonga  #7NEWS 

Three of Tonga's islands suffered serious damage from tsunami waves, officials and the Red Cross said Wednesday, as a wider picture begins to emerge of the destruction caused by the eruption of an undersea volcano near the Pacific archipelago nation.

Pita Taufatofua, known more widely as the "Hot Tongan Flag Bearer" for his shirtless entrances at the Olympics, has raised nearly $500,000 for his home country after a tsunami caused by a volcanic eruption devastated the islands

WATCH: Images from Galapagos Islands via @reuterspictures  as Ecuador expands protection for endangered migratory species

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Congrats to #Ecuador  – today, President@LassoGuillermo  expanded marine protections around the #Galapagos  Islands. The new area protects wildlife in the #MarineCorridor  connecting the Galapagos Marine Reserve to Costa Rica’s newly expanded marine reserves. #30x30  (📷: Alex Hearn)

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ESPN Sources: The Atlanta Hawks are trading forward Cam Reddish to the New York Knicks for a deal that includes a protected 2022 first-round pick via Charlotte. Knicks also acquire Solomon Hill and a 2025 second-round pick via Brooklyn in trade.

This rarely-seen glass octopus was caught on camera. The clear sea creature was filmed by an underwater robot during an expedition off of the Phoenix Islands, more than 3,200 miles northeast of Sydney, Australia.

VIDEO: Nigerian demonstrators Patrick, Solomon and Samuel recount the night they were injured on October 20, 2020 when the Nigerian army used live ammunition to disperse a peaceful demonstration at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos

Today's Cabinet decision on National Mission on Edible Oils – Oil Palm will be a game-changer when it comes to helping oil palm farmers and creating an Aatmanirbhar Bharat. The Northeast, and Andaman and Nicobar Islands will specially benefit from this.

Some Friday-after-the-close news: Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon gets a 19% raise. It's the biggest payday for a Goldman exec since Lloyd Blankfein took home $41m in 2007.

When I visited Andaman and Nicobar Islands in 2018, people complained about poor internet. A 2300 kms long submarine cable inaugurated today changes that! In quick time and challenging geographies, the cable is all set to transform lives. Kudos to those who worked on this!

Today, 10th August is a special day for my sisters and brothers of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. At 10:30 this morning, the submarine Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) connecting Chennai and Port Blair will be inaugurated.

In the Cayman Islands, there is a modest five-story building that is home to 18,857 companies. Either this is one very crowded building, or it is a phony address, used by 18,000-plus corporations for one purpose: to avoid paying taxes to the United States of America.

Best holiday destinations, 2020. 1. Pakistan 2. Plymouth, UK 3. Kyrgyzstan 4. Armenia 5. Salvador, Brazil 6. Kangaroo Island, Australia 7. Galway, Ireland 8. Siargao, Philippines 9. Paris, France 10. Egadi Islands, Italy (CN Traveller)

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