“Environmental activists in every corner of the planet think of Nasheed as one of the most prominent leaders we have,” wrote 350.org founder Bill McKibben. The petition received over 21,000 signatures.
While the average Maldivian smoker consumes 2312 cigarettes a year, demand for quit smoking services has skyrocketed after import tariffs doubled prices.
As evidenced by prior reports on climate concerns over Maldives, the findings of RIMES also illustrate that sea level, sea surface temperature, rainfall and its variations pose future climate risks for Maldives.
The Maldives tuna industry’s dolphin-safe reputation is under threat after US-based environmental NGO Earth Island Institute (EII) has threatened to withdraw the ‘dolphin-safe’ label from the fisheries industry, in protest against a proposed dolphin lagoon in the Maldives.
Muhyiddin School in Villingili has switched on 61 kW of rooftop solar panels, enough to power 30 houses and the first panels of a 652 kW watt solar project to be rolled out across six islands.
Emerald Reefer has been removed from its beached position on the Muli Kolhu Faru reef near Shangri-La Villingili Resort in Addu Atoll, revealing drastic damage to the coral reef below.
This morning President Mohamed Nasheed clambered onto the roof of the President’s office to bolt down and wire up a panel, 20 kilowatts worth of which have already been installed all over the building.
According to an email interview between Haveeru News and Jones’ Maldivian business partner, Falcon Energy claimed that it was not informed of the termination and had meanwhile invested nearly US$1 million (Rf15 million) in meteorological masts and initial readings.
Thai fishing vessel “Emerald Reefer” remains stranded off Shangri-La resort as officials discuss solutions for an environmental and economic removal in the owner’s absence.