By Carina Bachofen and Edward Cameron
Malé, capital of Maldives © Shahee Ilyas
The Maldives is a country with many pseudonyms and identities. The great Venetian explorer Marco Polo referred to the Maldives as the “flower of the Indies”; to the scores of holidaymakers and honeymooners the island nation is popularly known as the “pearls of [...]
By Eilif Ursin Reed
Satellite image of the Maldives © NASA
Just like the swimming polar bears have become symbols for disappearing sea ice in the Arctic, the remote atolls of the Pacific and the Indian Ocean have become emblematic for the consequences of sea level rise.
It just makes plain sense that islands on [...]
By John Matthews, CI
Copenhagen is a very open city. For instance, it’s really rare to see a bike in a stand that’s been locked.
Sculptor M. Coreth made this brass/ice polar bear, on display in Copenhagen's Nytorv Square as a symbol of the plight of polar bears © WWF-Canon/Richard Stonehouse
This is amazing, [...]