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In an article by Randeep Ramesh for the Guardian, the Maldives are purported to have other environmental issues in addition to those outlined by President Nasheed.
“A few miles and a short boat ride from the Maldivian capital, Malé, Thilafushi began life as a reclamation project in 1992. The artificial island was built to solve Malé’s refuse problem. But today, with more than 10,000 tourists a week in the Maldives adding their waste, the rubbish island now covers 50 hectares (124 acres)…” Read the full article here