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US$126m cash injection from ADB for waste management project

Thilafushi island, which is seven kilometres from Malé, stores the refuse produced in the capital and uses it as landfill, or the rubbish is burnt.

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Captured fishing vessels were pirate boats

The two vessels were travelling from Somalia to Thailand, local media reported the Maldives National Defence Force as saying.

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Coast Guard intercepts illegal fishing vessel with 200 tons of tuna

A fisheries ministry report published last October said hundreds of foreign fishing vessels were operating illegally in Maldivian seas every year.

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Rainfall causes heavy flooding in Malé

Morning rainfall caused heavy flooding in Malé on Wednesday, Mihaaru reported.

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EPA failing to publish airport impact reports

Save Maldives raised concerns about the projects in Maafaru and Funadhoo, saying the Environmental Protection Agency had yet to make its findings public.

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Heavy rain causes flooding on four islands

According to the police, flooding was reported on the islands of Maalhos in Baa atoll, Isdhoo in Laamu atoll, Villigili in Gaaf Alif atoll, and Gadhdhoo in Gaaf Dhaal atoll.

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“Oh, we’re sinking, look” – The Maldives and the environment

The Maldives government is accused of hypocrisy: planning for the destruction of the environment while at the same time championing to save it.

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Damage to 60 islands after extreme weather

Heavy rainfall caused flooding on 36 islands, strong winds tore off roofs and felled trees on 18 islands, and high swells were reported from four islands, according to the National Disaster Management Centre.

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NGO sues government over mangrove destruction

The NGO EcoCare Maldives initiated the civil suit against the Ministry of Environment and Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency.

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NGOs slam ‘careless sacrifice’ of Kulhudhuffushi mangroves

Developing an airport on Kulhudhuffushi, the main population hub in the northern atolls, was a campaign pledge the president made in 2013. But a contractor has yet to be appointed to build it.

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Greenhouse gas reduction agreement approved by parliament

Parliament on Monday approved the ratification of the Kigali amendment to the Montreal Protocol, an international agreement to reduce the global production and use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

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Edging towards ecocide? Mangrove destruction in Kulhudhuffushi

A timeline of events since the presidential pledge to build an airport on the northern population hub.

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2,500 trees to be cut down for Kulhudhuffushi airport

The Kulhudhuffushi council expects about 2,500 trees and plants to be cut down or removed from the island’s unique mangrove forest for the construction of an airport. 

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Environmentalists cry foul as Kulhudhuffushi airport project begins

Work began Saturday on a “bund wall” to mark a boundary for dredging and reclaiming the northern island’s environmentally sensitive wetland area after fast-tracked environmental regulatory processes.

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Special ops disperse Kulhudhuffushi protest

The demonstrators gathered outside the ministry with placards, demanding an urgent meeting as plans to raze the mangroves are thought to start on October 30.

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EIA warns of lasting damage from reclaiming Kulhudhufushi mangrove

The “considerable negative impacts on the environment” include the permanent loss of habitat for the flora and fauna, loss of terrestrial vegetation and deforestation, and the effect on marine life due to sedimentation.

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EPA yet to see impact assessment for Kulhudhufushi airport

The government’s plans to begin dredging the environmentally sensitive wetland area in November has sparked an outcry from islanders and environmentalists. 

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