The submersible will allow scientists to film the seabed and take samples.
Unless we know what is in the ocean, we can’t protect the biggest part of the planet.
An atoll in the Republic of Kiribati, an island nation in the South Pacific that’s in danger of disappearing due to climate change.
Island nations composed of low-lying atolls are at risk of being wiped out by rising sea levels in the era of climate change. Yet the international community is doing next to nothing to help them.
Maldive’s new president, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, at his swearing-in ceremony.
It's a tourist paradise. But behind the scenes, democracy in the Maldives has long been in peril.
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The Maldives may end up with perfect conditions for reef island building, but no new coral to build islands with.
A whale shark basking in the Maldivian shallows.
Why do whale sharks come together at just 20 locations around the globe?
Protesting for political freedom outside the Supreme Court in Malé.
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The Maldives' increasingly polarised religious politics are coming apart.
COP 22 President Salaheddine Mezouar from Morocco, right, hands over a gavel to Fiji’s prime minister and president of COP 23 Frank Bainimarama, left, during the opening of the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017.
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Although climate change threatens the world's small island nations, many can find ways to adapt and preserve their homes and cultures – especially if wealthy countries cut emissions and provide support.
The Maldives: beautiful, but vulnerable.
It's not just the price to you, but how much it costs the destination.
This wood tower on Bikeman islet, in the central Pacific island nation of Kiribati, used to be on the sand. Now it’s in the water. Further out, locals fish.
A new study finds that even in best-case scenarios, the fishing communities most hurt by climate change are on small island nations such as Kiribati, the Solomon Islands and the Maldives.
The political crisis surrounding the 2012 ousting of Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed led to a return to authoritarian rule.
Democracy did not fail in the Maldives because it clashed with Islam. Instead, a privileged and powerful elite helped topple the elected government, and nations that advocate democratic ideals did little to stop them.
Former president of Maldives,Mohamed Nasheed, who was ousted in a coup and subsequently jailed.
This year has been anything but tranquil in the paradise nation of the Maldives – is it time to boycott?