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Thomas Heaton

Japan’s Plan To Discharge Nuclear Waste Into The Pacific Worries Island Nations Susanna Loof/IAEA

Japan’s Plan To Discharge Nuclear Waste Into The Pacific Worries Island Nations

The effects and memory of U.S. nuclear testing endures in the Pacific. “It is a level up from urgent for us,” one Pacific leader says.

 

American Samoa Reports First Covid-19 Case Eddy23/Wikimedia Commons

American Samoa Reports First Covid-19 Case

The U.S. territory has been closed since March last year, and opened up its Hawaiian Airlines link on Monday.

China Bids For A Place in Pacific Trade Deal Gobierno de Chile via Wikimedia Commons

China Bids For A Place in Pacific Trade Deal

Pioneered by Barack Obama, the Pacific trade pact, formerly known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, was initially seen as a means to balance China’s increasing influence.

Aotearoa: Campaign Launched To Rename New Zealand Wikimedia Commons

Aotearoa: Campaign Launched To Rename New Zealand

The Maori party of New Zealand has said they are “sick to death” of their ancestral names being “mangled, bastardized and ignored.”

World Bank Report Says 48 Million Could Be Displaced In The Pacific By 2050 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

World Bank Report Says 48 Million Could Be Displaced In The Pacific By 2050

The World Bank’s second Groundswell report estimates 216 million people could be displaced by 2050, across six regions, due to climate change.

Albacore Tuna Decline Is Worrying Some South Pacific Nations WikiMedia Commons

Albacore Tuna Decline Is Worrying Some South Pacific Nations

Albacore is most commonly found canned in the U.S., where it’s labeled as “white tuna,” but the population is declining.

Hawaiian Airlines Will Resume Flights To American Samoa After Covid Pause Eddy23/Wikimedia Commons

Hawaiian Airlines Will Resume Flights To American Samoa After Covid Pause

Travelers must show proof of vaccination and take three negative Covid tests before boarding the flights to Pago Pago.

Samoa’s New Political Era Is Clouded By Lingering Disputes WikiMedia Commons

Samoa’s New Political Era Is Clouded By Lingering Disputes

After refusing to cede power and creating a constitutional crisis, as well as blaming a feminist conspiracy for his loss, the former prime minister of Samoa is not going out quietly.

Micronesian Leaders Focus On Transport, Trade Courtesy: Office of the President, Republic of Palau

Micronesian Leaders Focus On Transport, Trade

The Micronesian Presidents’ Summit has kicked off, hosted by Nauru, with a focus on sub-regional cooperation and development.