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Creeping seas threaten tiny island chain of Maldives

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Creeping seas threaten tiny island chain of Maldives

In this Worldfocus signature story, we take another look at the drastic consequences of climate change. The Maldives, an island chain off the southwest coast of India, find themselves being consumed by rising sea levels. For a look at how the Maldives are trying to deal with the problem, Worldfocus producer Megan Thompson traveled there recently.

Posted: March 12, 2010 18:06   Comments: 8
Maldivian leader sees peril and promise in country’s future

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Maldivian leader sees peril and promise in country’s future

Mohammed Waheed Hassan was elected vice president in the Maldives' first democratic elections in 30 years. In this extended interview, he talks about why he believes his country faces grave danger from climate change -- and how the Maldives hopes to set a positive example by becoming the world's first carbon-neutral country.

Posted: March 12, 2010 18:04   Comments: 1
Maldives leaders seize democracy to save their country

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Maldives leaders seize democracy to save their country

In the Maldives, the country's new president has initiated a series of high-profile events to publicize the potentially devastating effects of climate change. But as producer Megan Thompson writes, behind the public relations lies a serious -- and hopeful -- story of a remarkable political transformation.

Posted: October 26, 2009 15:06   Comments: 0
Maldives underwater meeting to address climate change

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Maldives underwater meeting to address climate change

This December, representatives of around 200 nations will gather in the Danish capital to seal a deal on climate change. Small island nations such as the Maldives have much at stake at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.

Posted: October 16, 2009 13:02   Comments: 2
Rising sea levels force island populations to evacuate

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Rising sea levels force island populations to evacuate

Rising sea levels could force the evacuation of entire populations from low-lying countries like the Maldives, Tuvalu, Kiribati and the Marshall Islands, according to a recent report. Climate change could potentially create 200 million refugees by 2050.

Posted: June 12, 2009 16:41   Comments: 2
Other nations head to the polls

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Other nations head to the polls

Though the U.S. election is dominating headlines around the world, several other countries are also going to the polls.

Posted: November 5, 2008 17:12   Comments: 1
Maldives unseats Asia’s longest-serving ruler

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Maldives unseats Asia’s longest-serving ruler

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about the historic presidential election in Maldives -- the country's first democratic election.

Posted: November 4, 2008 09:25   Comments: 0
Maldives holds historic election

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Maldives holds historic election

Voters on the island nation of Maldives go to the polls today for the first time in 30 years amid reports of irregularities.

Posted: October 8, 2008 14:54   Comments: 0

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