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4 swirling cyclones in the Pacific…and more

There are now 4 swirling cyclones in the Pacific and they look like a terrifying Van Gogh painting

4 cylcones

Over the weekend, three Category 4 hurricanes were spotted surrounding Hawaii. Now, a fourth storm has joined the historic bunch of tropical cyclones hanging out in the Pacific. Tropical Depression 14E started forming on August 31, and by Wednesday had winds of about 35 miles per hour. A tropical depression is a low pressure area inside thunderstorms with winds lower than 39 miles per hour. If a tropical depression picks up enough wind speed, it becomes a tropical storm. Luckily, none of the storms have made landfall, and most appear to be winding down with the exception of this new tropical depression…


Small islands demand coal mine moratorium

Six of the smallest Pacific island nations facing a potential wipe-out from climate change have called for a global moratorium on new coal mines. Leaders from the Cook Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau and Tuvalu met on Monday in Port Moresby before the wider 16 nation Pacific Island Forum leaders summit, which include Australia and New Zealand later this week. The leaders issued a unanimous special declaration on climate change demanding the world limit the global warming temperature increase to 1.5C and that countries uphold the principle of polluter pays. “We cannot afford to lock in any further fossil fuel emissions,” the declaration said…


IAG announces disaster award sponsorship

IAG has announced that it is sponsoring a major government award in a bid to strengthen the disaster resilience. The GovHack Awards are an international competition which see the government open up data to more than 1800 participants in a bid to drive social and economic value. IAG will sponsor the Best Natural Disaster Resilience Hack, an award that they have created, that…




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