Life isn't easy on Hallig Hooge. The tiny North Sea island is often hit by storm tides. Only around 100 people still live here, and the average age of the population is rising. The island's future is uncertain.
Barbados has been struggling with weak economic growth over the past decade, putting strains on its public debt and deficit. The ailing economy offers a cautionary tale for other small island nation states in the region.
The United States Geological Survey has issued a "red alert" for the Big Island of Hawaii which means a volcanic eruption is imminent. The alert also warns airlines of potential ash along air routes.
Deserts might be renowned for their arid and hostile characteristics, but they are home to some incredible plants that have developed strategies to find and use the very last droplet of water.
For many people from colder European climes, Gran Canaria of the Canary Islands is a favorite winter getaway. And it has a lot more to offer than just sun-drenched beaches.
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