Ta'u Island in American Samoa will rely on Tesla batteries and solar panels as they say goodbye to diesel generators.
It forms a foundation under roads, pipelines and indigenous hunting territory - it's rapid thawing is cause for big concern.
Samsung announced that they would not upcycle their latest phone at all. That means simple disposal will leave at least 450 tons of electronic waste (not counting the packaging, chargers and wasted materials from production).
Being launched in Germany is the novel 12m long waste collection and research catamaran "Sea Cow" designed to help cope with some of the millions of tons of plastic waste dumped in the world's oceans every year.