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5 of the World’s Most Remote Islands

  Have you ever fantasized about leaving civilization behind for a remote island paradise? Well, let's be clear -- there are a lot of things about these places that aren't so idyllic. Click th…

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5 Islands with Hotly Disputed Histories (Slideshow)

Recently, a dispute between China and Japan sparked fierce protests from both sides that ended with arrests, tear gas and torched cars—all because of an uninhabited island chain. In fact, the island…

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Tokelau Will Be World’s First 100% Solar-Powered Nation

By Mat McDermott, TreeHugger Tokelau may not yet be a fully self-governing country—the majority of its budget is paid for in aid from New Zealand; its citizens still are technically citizens of …

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6 Of the World’s Most Remote Travel Destinations

By Julia Austin, Planet Green Many resorts and travel destinations can give you the feeling of isolation. The sounds of tropical birds pumping through speakers tucked into fake palm trees, a semi-…

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Repurposed Boats

Having just spent a few days on an island known for its warm, beachy summer vacations, and cold, damp shoulder seasons (fall and spring), it became apparent to me that people who live on islands are b…

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