Could a digital twin of Tuvalu preserve the island nation before it’s lost to the collapsing climate?

With rising seas expected to submerge the nation by 2100, official says ‘we should always be able to remember Tuvalu as it is, before it disappears’Get our free news app, morning email briefing or daily news podcastWhen Tuvalu vanishes beneath rising s…

Indonesian islanders sue cement producer for climate damages

Claimants say they are experiencing serious negative impacts and demand Swiss-based Holcim pay compensationResidents of an Indonesian island threatened by rising sea levels have begun legal action against the cement producer Holcim.The claim for compen…

‘White gold’: why shrimp aquaculture is a solution that caused a huge problem

In the 1980s, farmers in Bangladesh went from paddies to ponds, letting salt water flood their land. Now millions are left counting the costAsadul Islam peers into his pond in south-west Bangladesh and watches as hundreds of caged crabs float past bene…

‘Every time the tide recedes, it’s a new world’: Mumbai’s marine life revealed

A group of sea life enthusiasts is documenting a wealth of species thriving in the shadow of India’s most populous city, from glowing coral to octopusesA hidden forest of algae sponges and hydroids photographed at low tide; a stunning night image of gr…

‘Oil spills of our time’: experts sound alarm about plastic lost in cargo ship disasters

Sri Lankan beaches buried in pellets only ‘tip of the iceberg’ of environmental harm after analysis of nurdles from burning shipContainer ship accidents at sea should be considered the “oil spills of our time”, warned environmental organisations that f…

‘Nurdles are everywhere’: how plastic pellets ravaged a Sri Lankan paradise

The country’s golden beaches have turned black as debris released from a sunken ship continues to wreak environmental and economic havocWhen Adnan Sheikh took his family on holiday to Sri Lanka last October, he booked them into a hotel for two weeks in…

Nurdles: the worst toxic waste you’ve probably never heard of

Billions of these tiny plastic pellets are floating in the ocean, causing as much damage as oil spills, yet they are still not classified as hazardousWhen the X-Press Pearl container ship caught fire and sank in the Indian Ocean in May, Sri Lanka was t…

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