Category Archives: Islands

Geophysical Changes: Glacial Oscillations & Geomagnetism

South Georgia Glacial Oscillations Research in Nature highlights the nature of the glacial changes over the period from the last glacial maximum (LGM; 19–26,000 years ago) to the Holocene (which began around 11,500 years ago until now). South Georgia is … Continue reading

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Renewable Microgrids Benefit Communities

Island Renewable Hope The Rocky Mountain Institute has produced a paper on renewable energy microgrids to highlight how island economies can benefit from renewable energy systems. A microgrid can be defined as small electricity grid system which supplies an island … Continue reading

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T’au Island Has A Renewable Future

T’au Island Proves Micro Grid Futures The island of T’au, which is situated in the South Pacific, is leading the way demonstrating to others that provision of almost 100% renewable energy power is possible. T’au island is in American Samoa … Continue reading

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Electric Innovations: High Speed Cars & World’s First Tidal Array

World Acceleration Record: By Electric Car The Grimsel electric racing car has beaten the world acceleration record for a car travelling from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour. It broke the record with a time of only 1.513 seconds to … Continue reading

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Vanuatu Disaster Relief

The Context: Cyclone Pam Earlier in 2015 the islands of Vanuatu experienced devastation caused by Cyclone Pam that hit the islands. This tropical storm was the most intense of 2015 in the Southern hemisphere. It formed in early March to … Continue reading

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Palm Jumeirah: The Largest Man-Made Island

Palm Jumeirah Palm Jumeirah, located in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has the claim of being the world’s largest reclaimed island. The island represents a giant palm tree and is vast. Claimed to be the “eighth wonder of … Continue reading

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Lampedusa: The Migration Island

Lampedusa is the southernmost island of Sicily, Italy and is the largest in the Pelagie group of Islands. The island is the largest in the group. It is situated in the Mediterranean Sea and is 3 kilometres wide by 12 … Continue reading

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