kiribati kiribati  /ˌkɪ ˈrɪ ˈbɑ ti/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an island republic in the west central Pacific just to the south of the equator

News

  1. Booming population, rising seas threaten future of island nation

    The ocean laps against a protective seawall outside the maternity ward at Kiribati's Nawerewere Hospital, marshaling itself for another assault with the next king tide.Inside, a basic clinic is crowded with young mothers and newborn babies, the latest additions to a population boom that has risen as relentlessly as the sea in a deeply Christian outpost where family planning is still viewed wit ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. Booming population, rising seas threaten future of tiny island nation

    Some 50,000 people, about half of Kiribati's total population, are already crammed onto a sand and coral strip measuring 6 square miles.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  3. Tide of humanity, as well as rising seas, lap at Kiribati's future

    By David Gray SOUTH TARAWA, Kiribati (Reuters) - The ocean laps against a protective seawall outside the maternity ward at Kiribati's Nawerewere Hospital, marshalling itself for another assault with the next king tide. Inside, a basic clinic is crowded with young mothers and newborn babies, the latest additions to a population boom that has risen as relentlessly as the sea in a deeply Christian ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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Quotes

  1. "Unless we act now, climate change will be catastrophic for Australia, Kiribati and the world," Wong said ahead of the closed-door meeting.
    on Jun 20, 2008 By: Penny Wong Source: Reuters

  2. "Kiribati locals deserve to be free from the threat posed by UXO, which endangers their safety," Mr Fitzgibbon said. "The ADF has world-class skills, expertise and capability in conducting explosive ordnance disposal and is happy to be...
    on Aug 8, 2008 By: Joel Fitzgibbon Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "There is probably no thing now that can stop Kiribati and Tuvalu from going under water, so we do need to think about how we can help those people," Green party co- leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said. "I do think we have a responsibility to the...
    on Mar 12, 2007 By: Jeanette Fitzsimons Source: The Nelson Mail

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