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Plan to repopulate Scottish island of Ulva
LONDON, UK, 19 January 2020 (Observer) - At Scotland’s western edge, made jagged by ancient elements, a new model for living is taking shape. Ulva, a small island in the Inner Hebrides, off the west coast of Mull, is beginning to reverse decades of population decline.

Cleanup begins after record Newfoundland snow storm
LONDON, UK, 19 January 2020 (Guardian) - Canada’s federal government will help Newfoundland on the Atlantic coast dig itself out in the wake of a massive winter blizzard that buried cars and left thousands without power.

Puerto Rico official sacked over Hurricane Maria aid warehouse
LONDON, UK, 19 January 2020 (BBC) - Puerto Rico's top emergencies manager has been sacked after video emerged of a warehouse full of supplies dating back to the devastating Hurricane Maria that hit the island in 2017.

Tuvalu inundated by waves whipped up by Cyclone Tino
WELLINGTON, New Zealand, 18 January 2020 (RNZ) - Hundreds of people have been evacuated from their homes in Tuvalu, with strong winds and giant waves churned up by Cyclone Tino causing extensive damage across the country.

New genetics study for the Northern Isles of Scotland
LONDON, UK, 18 January 2020 (BBC) - People with at least two grandparents who were born in Orkney or Shetland are being sought for a genetics study aimed at improving health.

Storms brewing: Pacific outlook for 2020
WELLINGTON, New Zealand, 17 January 2020 (RNZ) - As a new decade dawns much of the Pacific is grappling with major upheavals from climate and health crises to political disruption and self-determination struggles.

Norfolk Council of Elders confident over appeal to UN
WELLINGTON, New Zealand, 17 January 2020 (RNZ) - The Norfolk Council of Elders remains confident its appeal to the United Nations against Australia's take over of the island will succeed.

Bangladesh says once-submerged island ready for Rohingya
DHAKA, Bangladesh, 17 January 2020 (AP) - A Bangladeshi island regularly submerged by monsoon rains is ready to house 100,000 Rohingya refugees, but no date has been announced to relocate people from the crowded and squalid camps where they've lived for years.

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

GREENING THE ISLANDS
6th international conference 15 Oct, 2019, Palermo, Sicily

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

ADMU
Critical Island Studies: The Islandic, Archipelagic, and Oceanic conference 27-29 Nov, 2019, Manila, Philippines

UNFCCC
COP 25 2-13 Dec, 2019, Madrid, Spain

UB-NORTH
Sustainable Grand Bahama Conference 5-6 March, 2020, Freeport, Grand Bahama

UHI INS
5th International St Magnus Conference 15-18 April, 2020, Lerwick, Shetland

SPREP
10th Pacific Nature Conservation Conference 20-24 April, 2020, Noumea, New Caledonia

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

IUCN
World Conservation Congress 11-19 June, 2020, Marseille, France

SICRI
Island Feminisms Conference 13-15 June, 2020, Hilo, Hawaii

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

AEGEAN UNIV
'The island–insularity, archipelagos–a geophilosophical issue' A Summer University, 10-14 July, 2020, Rhodes, Greece

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