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Small Islands Taking Big Countries Into Cour


On September 11, there was a two-day hearing from small island nations such as the Bahamas, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Antigua and Barbuda. These nations are taking bigger unnamed nations to court under the eyes of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (Itlos). Their hope and outcome of this court event was to determine whether greenhouse gas emissions absorbed by the marine environment should be considered pollution. This is crucial because if these small islands win, the overall health of the world will be better for all. It will also reduce sea levels and alleviate marine life.

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Michelle Gutierrez, Newsletter Manager
Michelle Gutierrez is a senior at Renaissance Academy who enjoys loving and playing with her dog. She is the Newsletter Coordinator in her school and is part of the journalism class.
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