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BRIGHT-ON BEACH  Glowing bioluminescent plankton in the tide line washes up onto a beach on Vaadhoo Island, Raa Atoll, Maldives, with stars above and a ship’s lights on the horizon.  (Photo: Doug Perrine / Barcroft Media via The Telegraph)

BRIGHT-ON BEACH  Glowing bioluminescent plankton in the tide line washes up onto a beach on Vaadhoo Island, Raa Atoll, Maldives, with stars above and a ship’s lights on the horizon.  (Photo: Doug Perrine / Barcroft Media via The Telegraph)

newsflick:

The Disappearing Country: With 80% of the country less than one metre above sea level, the residents of the Maldives’ 1,200 tropical islands have long been aware of their ­vulnerability to rising sea levels. In 2008, it was announced that the government would start diverting a percentage of the nation’s income from tourism into a fund to buy a new homeland. The deep irony that the island nation’s economy relies heavily on tourists ­arriving in polluting aircraft has not been lost on the islanders. (Sakis Papadopoulos)

newsflick:

The Disappearing Country: With 80% of the country less than one metre above sea level, the residents of the Maldives’ 1,200 tropical islands have long been aware of their ­vulnerability to rising sea levels. In 2008, it was announced that the government would start diverting a percentage of the nation’s income from tourism into a fund to buy a new homeland. The deep irony that the island nation’s economy relies heavily on tourists ­arriving in polluting aircraft has not been lost on the islanders. (Sakis Papadopoulos)

UP WITH SEA LEVELS Clouds moved above a palm tree in Male Atoll, Maldives, Tuesday. (Photo: Reinhard Krause / Reuters via the Wall St. Journal)

UP WITH SEA LEVELS Clouds moved above a palm tree in Male Atoll, Maldives, Tuesday. (Photo: Reinhard Krause / Reuters via the Wall St. Journal)