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Involving Farmers Is The Key To Innovation And Better Ag Ku‘u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2022

Involving Farmers Is The Key To Innovation And Better Ag

Agricultural technologists descended upon Hilo to discuss innovation, as well as the many hurdles Hawaii faces as it tries to increase food production.

China Falls Short On Big Pacific Deal But Finds Smaller Wins Fiji Government via AP/2022

China Falls Short On Big Pacific Deal But Finds Smaller Wins

The Micronesian president said he wouldn’t endorse the plan, warning it would heighten geopolitical tensions and threaten regional stability.

China’s Pacific Plan Seen As A Regional Strategic Game-Changer Xinhua via AP/2022

China’s Pacific Plan Seen As A Regional Strategic Game-Changer

China insists it’s promoting regional stability and economic growth, but experts and governments fear Beijing is trying to exert influence in the region.

Pacific Island Nations Want More Renewable Power. Climate Financing May Help Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

Pacific Island Nations Want More Renewable Power. Climate Financing May Help

Maui-based Mana Pacific is helping to give Pacific nations greater access to renewable energy infrastructure through collective buying power and resource sharing.

Report: Pacific Islanders Face Increased Risk Of TB Infection Centers for Disease Control

Report: Pacific Islanders Face Increased Risk Of TB Infection

The CDC said the problem was exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, which made eradication efforts even harder.

Why Americans In Some US Territories Can’t Get Disability Benefits Courtesy: David Diamadi

Why Americans In Some US Territories Can’t Get Disability Benefits

Residents of Guam and American Samoa won’t be eligible for Social Security Insurance payments unless Congress chooses to act.

Pacific Migrants Will Soon Find It Easier To Access Key Documents Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016

Pacific Migrants Will Soon Find It Easier To Access Key Documents

The difficulty in replacing U.S. entry receipts known as I-94 cards has made it tough for many migrants to get housing and jobs.

Ban On Longliners Using Wire Leaders Takes Effect Next Month To Protect Sharks Wikimedia Commons

Ban On Longliners Using Wire Leaders Takes Effect Next Month To Protect Sharks

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will officially implement its prohibition on the use of wire leaders at the ends of fishing lines starting May 31.

Scientists: Japan’s Plan To Dump Nuclear Waste Into The Pacific Ocean May Not Be Safe Courtesy: Greg Webb/IAEA/2011

Scientists: Japan’s Plan To Dump Nuclear Waste Into The Pacific Ocean May Not Be Safe

A panel of scientists has identified critical gaps in the data supporting the safe discharge of wastewater into the Pacific.

Palauans Are Protesting A Plan To Roll Back Their National Marine Sanctuary Flickr: LuxTonnerre

Palauans Are Protesting A Plan To Roll Back Their National Marine Sanctuary

Community members are concerned about the lack of consultation, the focus on money and the surprising support of a major environmental nonprofit.