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New Island Formation In The Maldives Should Not Be Restricted By Future Sea Level Rise
2013-09-26 12:23:48

University of Exeter The continued accumulation of sand within the iconic ring-shaped reefs inside Maldivian atolls could provide a foundation for future island development new research suggests. Islands like the Maldives are considered likely to be the first to feel the effects of climate change induced sea level rise, with future island growth essential to counter the threat of rising sea levels. The study published in the journal Geology, and carried out by researchers from the...

2013-05-15 04:20:58

LONDON, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Surfing expeditions in the Maldives increase in popularity as the country showcases its wilder side The Maldives has long been associated with tranquillity and relaxation, and it's little wonder when this small island group in the middle of the Indian Ocean is littered with some of the most luxurious hotels and resorts in the world, some with an entire island to call their own. The palm-fringed...

2012-06-20 10:21:05

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- President Waheed has today announced that the whole of the Maldives will become a marine reserve by 2017. The commitment would see the Maldives become the first country in the world to become a marine reserve. Marine reserve status for all 1,192 islands is likely to attract international investment in pilot schemes to explore new approaches to conservation and sustainability. A number of islands in the Maldives are Biosphere Reserves. In...