Several main streets were inundated.
The picnic island is to be developed on a reclaimed lagoon.
Floodwaters entered more than 280 homes.
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Scientists expected to find dead and dying reefs.
Agreements were signed with Parley for the Oceans and Blue Prosperity Coalition.
Students skipped school to protest in front of the main government office building.
Researchers studied the feasibility of application in the country.
Strong winds tore off roofs in the southern atolls.
A widely shared video shows a boat crew dumping several bags into the ocean.
A regional centre generated electricity from burning waste.
In an open letter, local officials, MPs and resort operators are calling on President Solih to tackle the scourge of plastic waste.
The project advocates alternatives to environmentally hazardous single-use plastics.
The environmental watchdog also denounced political interference under ex-president Yameen.
The Maldives needs funds to be made available "without delay".