Micronesian colonists gradually settled the Marshall Islands during the 2nd millennium BC, with inter-island navigation made possible using traditional stick charts. Islands in the archipelago were first explored by Europeans in the 1520s, with Spanish explorer Alonso de Salazar sighting an atoll in August 1526. Other expeditions by Spanish and English ships followed. The islands derive their name from British explorer John Marshall, who visited in 1788. The islands were historically known by the inhabitants as "jolet jen Anij" (Gifts from God).
The report, Mapping the MarshallIslands, containing grim visualisations of the impact of sea level rise on the Marshall Islands, has been two years in the making and was shared exclusively with the Guardian ahead of its release in coming weeks. The Marshall Islands is a country in the north Pacific, halfway between Hawaii and Australia.
In 2015, the presence of island states and vulnerable nations was key to securing the commitment to limit temperature changes to 1.5C in the Paris Agreement... The Paris Agreement was built on input from the Western powers, such as the US and EU nations, but also from the most vulnerable countries, such as the MarshallIslands ... Related Topics ... Features.
The national census of the MarshallIslands is nearing completion, with most of two urban centers and remote outer islands completed, the head of the government's planning office who is overseeing the every-10-year effort said Friday ... DeBrum said that the Pacific Community (SPC) is providing technical support to the census in the Marshall Islands.
Death toll rises in Hawaii; MP shocked at hunger on Bougainville island; and Marshalls' census nearly finished Four more covid deaths in Hawaii ... MP shocked at levels of hunger on island ... She said she was stunned by what she found on the low-lying islands, which have been suffering the impact of climate change for some years.
THUMBS UP ... For the most part, the event showcased the cultures of people from Latin America and the PacificIslands ... Pacific Islanders such as people from the Marshall Islands experienced an even larger reported increase — nearly tripling from 1,094 people 10 years ago to 2,920 now, at 4.6% of the county population ... THUMBS UP ... THUMBS UP ... 6 ... .
Oct. 16—Instead of being excited about turning 6 on Oct. 28, Elje Mwejenwa, a child from the MarshallIslands, was in pain. "She was crying and complaining that her teeth were really hurting pretty badly," said her mother, Bena Maneki ... .
This is all focused on raising "climate ambition," said MarshallIslandsClimate Change Directorate DirectorClarenceSamuel, who will be part of a small delegation going from Marshall Islands to the huge international summit ... The Marshall Islands is sending a small delegation to ensure its voice is heard at the summit, he added.
We hope to see more people turn out for future classes in a free series Public Library of Enid and Garfield County is hosting on the history and culture of the MarshallIslands... about the Marshall Islands can attend the classes, which are held the second Wednesday of each month.