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Historians name 2 Indian Ocean 19th century shipwrecks

This undated image provided by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau shows debris of a ship, maritime historians say on Thursday, May 3, 2018, that may be on a short list of the possible identities found during the initial 710,000-square kilometer (274,000-square mile) three-year search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that …

The military paid for a study on sea level rise. The results were scary. – The Washington Post

More than a thousand low-lying tropical islands risk becoming “uninhabitable” by the middle of the century — or possibly sooner — because of rising sea levels, upending the populations of some island nations and endangering key U.S. military assets, according to new research published Wednesday. The threats to the islands are twofold. In the long term, the …

Tonga gives away thousands of chicks in anti-fat drive – BBC News

Agriculture ministry hopes the initiative will stop people buying fatty imported meat. The authorities in Tonga are delivering thousands of free chicks and ducklings to communities across the country to encourage people to cut down on fatty imported meat. The Pacific nation is trying to combat its well-documented obesity problem, …