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Although the islands in the Southwest Pacific are not big producers of greenhouse gases and carbon emissions, they are affected by manmade pollution from around the world. Climate change is causing sea levels to rise, which threatens low-lying islands and causes coastal erosion.1 Land loss and flooding are destructive to those who live on the islands, where residents are powerless to stop the effects of climate change. They rely on the rest of the world to cut back on carbon emissions in order to save their homeland.2 Five of the Solomon Islands have already been lost due to climate changes, and an increasing amount are becoming uninhabitable.3

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1 http://www.sidsnet.org/aosis-issues/
2 http://www.irinnews.org/feature/2009/10/05/island-nations-frustrated-climate-talks
3 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08mb1g0
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Solomon Islands News

New York Times 
A chance encounter with a falling tree let scientists finally confirm the existence of a legendary rodent species in the South Pacific. See more..
Popular Science 
The oversized, tree-dwelling, nut-gnawing rat lives in the Solomon Islands. Finding them, the scientists who discovered them say, has proved incredibly difficult. "When I first met with the people from Vangunu Island in the Solomons, they told me about ... See more..
Moodys.com (press release) 
Solomon Islands' successful graduation from an IMF program in 2016 has helped strengthen fiscal management through the Public Financial Management Act, the introduction of a multiyear budget framework and enhancements to debt management. See more..
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Undercurrent News 
Bellevue, Washington-based tuna giant Tri Marine International is stepping up its business in the Solomon Islands, bringing in more vessels to off-load their fish ... See more..
Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation 
The Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation was established by an Act of Parliament - The Broadcasting Ordinance 1976. It was established to provide a high quality broadcasting service, by radio, of a wide range of programs for the information ... See more..
International Monetary Fund 
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Ms. Alison Stuart visited the Solomon Islands during September 19–28 to hold discussions on the 2017 Article IV Consultation. At the conclusion of the visit, Ms. Stuart issued the following statement ... See more..
Asia Outlook Magazine 
As traditional economic bases enter 'sunset mode', tourism is set to become the major contributor to the Solomon Islands' ongoing economic fortunes in the ... See more..
Port Technology International 
One of the largest container shipping companies in Japan is looking at the possibility of pairing with the Solomon Islands Ports Authority. See more..
Radio New Zealand 
Zaza Bedford is from Munda, Western Province and New Zealand and is part of the Dive Munda scuba diving centre. The 19-year-old qualified through Scuba Schools International and can work world wide as an instructor. Operations manager of Dive Munda ... See more..
Radio New Zealand 
John Numapo made the comment when sentencing a taxation official, Ellison Raoga, to five years jail after finding him guilty of defrauding the state of thousands of tax dollars. Mr Numapo said corruption was not only spreading rapidly through Solomon ... See more..
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Geography

Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Papua New Guinea
Area

Total 28,896 sq km
Land 27,986 sq km
Water 910 sq km

Climate

tropical monsoon; few extremes of temperature and weather
Natural Resources

fish, forests, gold, bauxite, phosphates, lead, zinc, nickel ;
Natural Hazards

typhoons, but rarely destructive; geologically active region with frequent earthquakes, tremors, and volcanic activity; tsunamis

volcanism: Tinakula (elev. 851 m) has frequent eruption activity, while an eruption of Savo (elev. 485 m) could affect the capital Honiara on nearby Guadalcanal Tinakula (elev. 851 m) has frequent eruption activity, while an eruption of Savo (elev. 485 m) could affect the capital Honiara on nearby Guadalcanal
Current Environmental Issues

deforestation; soil erosion; many of the surrounding coral reefs are dead or dying

Demographics

Nationality
Solomon Islander
Population
597,248 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

The bulk of the population depends on agriculture, fishing, and forestry for at least part of its livelihood. Most manufactured goods and petroleum products must be imported. The islands are rich in undeveloped mineral resources such as lead, zinc, nickel, and gold. Prior to the arrival of The Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands (RAMSI), severe ethnic violence, the closing of key businesses, and an empty government treasury culminated in economic collapse. RAMSI's efforts to restore law and order and economic stability have led to modest growth as the economy rebuilds. ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$1.922 billion (2012 est.); $1.822 billion (2011 est.); $1.646 billion (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

cocoa, coconuts, palm kernels, rice, potatoes, vegetables, fruit; cattle, pigs; fish; timber
Industries

fish (tuna), mining, timber