The winning project is a scheme paying local citizens to restore natural ecosystems that has led to a revival of the rainforest.
Another winner: Coral Vita, Bahamas: A project run by two best friends who are growing coral in the Bahamas, designed to restore the world's dying coral reefs. Using special tanks, they have developed a way to grow coral up to 50 times faster than they normally take in nature.
Chinese media says Maine lobster shipment was 'Pandora's box' behind pandemic — pressherald — 1 October 2021 (LINK)
Downhill from 2016: Grand Bahama growth "stunted" after back-to-back hurricanes, notes IDB report — ewnews — 22 September 2021 (LINK)
Travels in Switzerland
When the Nobel Prize Committee Rejected The Lord of the Rings: Tolkien "Has Not Measured Up to Storytelling of the Highest Quality" (1961). openculture.com, 22 September 2021 (LINK).
Tolkien's Switzerland – and much more – is in jeopardy, 19 September 2021
Can MIT's Tim Berners-Lee Save the Web? — bostonmagazine — 14 September 2021 (LINK)
Young conservationists call for help to take their seat at the table — genevasolutions — 14 September 2021 (LINK)
Agenda 2021: a youth cure for the UN
Seven Reasons to Be Optimistic About the World's Oceans — smithsonianmag — 11 August 2021 (LINK)
The Sudan expedition postponed to 2022 — trsc — 9 August 2021 (LINK)
"The postponement of this first mission is due to the prolonged immobilisation of the sailing vessel Fleur de Passion following an incident in the Gulf of Aqaba on July 21st."
Reef Rescue: ETH alumni Marie Griesmar and Ulrike Pfreundt are printing 3D Lego-like clay bricks to help rebuild and regenerate the world's coral reefs — the-good-times.org — 12 July 2021 (LINK)
First Immortal Cell Line Cultured for Reef-Building Corals — the-scientist.com — 1 July 2021 (LINK)
Internet Computer (ICP) logs revenge recovery after crashing 95% since launch — cointelegraph — 28 June 2021 (LINK)
Swiss court jails Liberian commander for 20 years in war crimes case court jails Liberian commander in war crimes case — swissinfo — 18 June 2021 (LINK)
"No mitigating circumstances were taken into account in the sentencing. A deportation from Switzerland was also ordered for a period of 15 years," the said. Kosiah was also ordered to pay compensation to seven plaintiffs. Human Rights Watch called the sentencing a "landmark".
Catchup: Switzerland: Alieu Kosiah Demands US$1.5M in Compensation for six years in
detention before trial
— frontpageafricaonline — 5
Kosiah Raped Me Four Times' Swiss Court Hears in Ongoing War Crimes Trial — 24 February 2021 (LINK)
Kosiah 'ordered teacher butchered, eaten', alleged victim tells court — 18 February 2021 (LINK)
Thousands dead but no
prosecutions — why Liberia has not acted
— bbc — 23 February 2021
testify in Swiss war crimes trial of Liberian rebel commander
—reuters — 15 February 2021
The best countries for digital nomads: Iceland, Estonia, Barbados, Croatia, Costa Rica — regus — 9 August 2021 (LINK)
Hit by coronavirus, Philippine beach resorts target local long-stay tourists,
— scmp — 28 February 2021
"There is even a new online booking platform for resorts offering monthly packages that will allow guests to continue working while at the beach."
My 10 Favorite Digital Nomad Bases — medium — 18 Jan 2021 (LINK)
head warns 'vaccine nationalism' could slow pandemic recovery
— Reuters — 16 February 2021
Refugees and migrants
Viking rescue operations expose Libya's crisis out at sea
— Geneva Solutions — 16 February 2021