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Logging ravaging the Solomon Islands forests
HONIARA, Solomon Islands, 25 May 2019 (AT) - The Solomon Islands is the biggest exporter, after Papua New Guinea, of round logs to China, where they are processed and sold as tropical hardwood products around the world.

France acknowledges Polynesian islands forced into nuclear tests
PARIS, France, 24 May 2019 (Telegraph) - France has officially acknowledged for the first time that French Polynesians were effectively forced into accepting almost 200 nuclear tests conducted over a 30-year period, and that it is responsible for compensating them for the illnesses caused by the fallout.

Climate change a top issue for European Parliament voters
LANGEOOG, Germany, 24 May 2019 (AP) - Hungry tourists stream into the glass-fronted balcony of Michael Recktenwald’s restaurant on the German island of Langeoog, with its splendid view of the North Sea and the blue skies above.

How the Galapagos Islands became a guilt-free paradise
LONDON, UK, 24 May 2019 (Independent) - Since Darwin wrote On the Origin of Species in 1859, based on his observations during his 1835 visit to the islands – and with July 2019 marking 60 years since 97 per cent of the Galapagos Islands were protected as a national park – this equatorial archipelago has become a global icon for wildlife enthusiasts.

Exposing coal-fueled politics in Indonesia
JAKARTA, Indonesia, 24 May 2019 (Mongabay) - In the days leading up to the Indonesian presidential election in April, a documentary film exposed how the two candidates were deeply tied to the country’s coal oligarchs.

Skye becomes huge hit on social media site Instagram
GLASGOW, UK, 24 May 2019 (Herald) - The Isle of Skye has become a huge hit on the social media site Instagram after research showed it is the top European road trip destination with nearly double the hits of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Midway Atoll to be bombarded with rodenticide
NEW YORK, US, 24 May 2019 (Guardian) - The US government is moving ahead with a plan to strafe Midway with poison aimed at eradicating mice that are on a deadly rampage through one of the world’s most important sites for seabirds.

Farmers have less leisure time than hunter-gatherers
CAMBRIDGE, UK, 23 May 2019 (SPX) - Hunter-gatherers in the Philippines who adopt farming work around ten hours a week longer than their forager neighbours, a new study suggests, complicating the idea that agriculture represents progress.

GREENING THE ISLANDS
Observatory Island meeting 23-24 April, 2019, Helgoland, Germany

ISLAND UND HALLIG KONFERENZ
First German Green Island conference 25-26 April, 2019, Helgoland, Germany

RETI
Symposium promoting intercultural dialogue and social cohesion on islands 29 April-2 May 2019, Canary Islands

PRP
Pacific Resilience Meeting 1-3 May, 2019, Suva, Fiji

CLEAN ENERGY FOR EU ISLANDS
3rd Clean Energy for EU Islands Forum 14-16 May, 2019, Stockholm, Sweden

SOCIETY FOR ISLAND BIOLOGY
Third Island Biology conference 8-13 July, 2019, Reunion

SICRI
15th ISIC conference Island Festivals & Music Tourism 9-13 July, 2019, Kingston, Jamaica

SCB
29th International Congress for Conservation Biology 21-25 July, 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

CEST
16th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology 4-7 Sept, 2019, Rhodes, Greece

NAF & CRRF
Sustainable Communities conference 1-4 Oct, 2019, St. John's, Newfoundland

ISLAND DYNAMICS
Islands in the Belt and Road Initiative conference 9-10 Nov, 2019, Fuzhou, China 

FESTPAC
13th Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture 10-21 June, 2020, Honolulu, Hawaii

ISISA
Islands of the World XVII conference 22-26 June, 2020, St. John's, Newfoundland

ISLAND DYNAMICS
DARKNESS conference 30 Nov-3 Dec, 2020, Nuuk, Greenland