14 Pacific Island Nations Negotiate World's First Climate Treaty to Ban Fossil Fuels. As coastal erosion and sea level rise eats away the Solomon Islands due to climate change, the Pacific island nations are considering the world's first international treaty that would ban or phase out fossil fuels and set goals for renewables.
Japanese garden at home
During its half-century history, the Portland Japanese Garden has influenced homeowners to turn a part of their yard into one that hints of the horticulture in the island nation across the Pacific like this home yard. Photo provided by Kurisu International in Portland