Today’s Solutions: May 25, 2024

Tanna, Vanuatu - June 2019: Melanesian boy in traditional wooden outrigger boat on the beach green rain forest

Youth activists in Vanuatu score a major climate win

BY SIRI CHILUKURI, Grist This story was originally published by Grist. Subscribe to its weekly newsletter here. Young environmental activists from a small South Pacific island earned a climate win that could cause major problems for the world's largest polluters. The nation of Vanuatu Read More...

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Island-nation Vanuatu to ban disposable diapers in fight against pollution

It is but a tiny speck in the Pacific Ocean, but the island state of Vanuatu is leading the global fight against plastic waste. Being one of several Pacific nations severely affected by climate change, Vanuatu introduced one of the toughest single-use plastic bans in the world earlier this year. Read More...

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This island is introducing the strictest plastic ban the world has ever seen

The Pacific island nation of Vanuatu currently boasts some of the strictest laws when it comes to plastic waste. In July, the island voted to ban single-use plastic bags, drinking straws and styrofoam containers in a dramatic attempt to stem the flow of trash from the country’s coasts into the Read More...

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How drones are being used to deliver medicine in Vanuatu

Moving medicine between Vanuatu’s 80 mountainous islands is a logistical nightmare. Getting from one island to the next is already hard enough, and nurses often have to slog through the muddy hills with a vaccine carrier on their shoulders to bring medicine to families. But that’s all starting Read More...