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What is it like living on one of the most isolated settlements on the planet?

2010-01-19

 UK remote island St Helena Atlantic
A tiny island claimed for years by India and Bangladesh in the Bay of Bengal has disappeared beneath the rising seas, scientists in India say.

2010-03-24

 Bangladesh island flood ocean global warming
The islands of Tuvalu, Kiribati and the Federated States of Micronesia are among those which have grown, because of coral debris and sediment.

2010-06-03

 global warming Pacific Ocean island Tuvalu Kiribati Micronesia coral
The Dutch Caribbean dependency the Netherlands Antilles has ceased to exist with a change of the five islands' constitutional status...

2010-10-10

 Dutch Antilles Netherlands independence Caribbean island colonialism
Police in Taiwan are investigating a self-proclaimed prophet whose doomsday warnings on a blog have caused panic. The man, identifying himself as Teacher Wang, said Taiwan would be struck by a magnitude-14 earthquake and 170m high tsunami on 11 May. More than 100 cargo containers have been bought and set up in a mountainous area of central Taiwan. Police said they were investigating if the blogger had conspired with a container business to...

2011-05-01

 Taiwan prophet earthquake tsunami island superstition future panic manipulation psychology
Two small islands in South Asia's first marine biosphere reserve have sunk into the sea primarily as a result of coral reef mining, experts say. The islets were in a group in the Gulf of Mannar, between India and Sri Lanka...

2011-05-13

 turtle India Sri Lanka island sink coral mining
Nauru, officially the Republic of Nauru and formerly known as Pleasant Island, is an island nation in Micronesia in the South Pacific. Its nearest neighbour is Banaba Island in Kiribati, 300 kilometres to the east. Nauru is the world's smallest island nation, covering just 21 square kilometres. With just over 9,265 residents, it is the second least-populated country after Vatican City. Settled by Micronesian and Polynesian people,...
 Nauru country small Micronesia South Pacific Pacific Ocean island
New investigations at an iconic cave site on the Channel Island of Jersey have led archaeologists to believe the Neanderthals have been widely under-estimated. Neanderthals survived in Europe through a number of ice ages and died out only about 30,000 years ago.

2011-08-30

 Neanderthal Jersey island extinction human evolution
An undersea volcano erupting just south of Spain's Canary Islands may be the beginnings of a new island, or an extension to an existing one. For some, it's a colourful spectacle - for others a major blow to their livelihood...

2011-12-04

 volcano island geology Canary Islands
The government of the Maldives has temporarily banned the depositing of rubbish from its hotels onto an island used almost entirely as a garbage dump.

2011-12-08

 waste rubbish island Maldives

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