A French team of scientists and a linguist have visited the Pacific Island of Vanikoro to determine the causes of the island's apparent sinking. I think a lot of GN-ers will find it interesting: Sinking tectonic plate, sea level rise, or both?
It certainly is an interesting article - l particularly liked this bit:
'That the UN had been premature in declaring the villagers on Tegua to be climate change refugees became clear when a large earthquake caused the island to shoot back out of the water in 2009. "The coconut plantation has been on dry land since then," Ballu says.'