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‘Ticking Ecological Time Bombs’: Thousands Of Sunken Ships From WWII Are Rusting At The Bottom Of The Pacific Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

‘Ticking Ecological Time Bombs’: Thousands Of Sunken Ships From WWII Are Rusting At The Bottom Of The Pacific

Earthquakes, storm surges and other natural disasters could mean environmental catastrophe if oil and other hazardous material spill out.

Solomon Islanders Did More Than Just Save JFK During World War II Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

Solomon Islanders Did More Than Just Save JFK During World War II

The people of the South Pacific nation, the site of several battles, were integral to the Allied war effort, rescuing hundreds of servicemen behind enemy lines.

Meggai na Pasienten Taotao Pasifiku Debidi U Ma Muebi Siha Pot Para u Fanmanrisibi i Nana’lå’la’ na Daialasis Carlo Domingo/Civil Beat/2022

Meggai na Pasienten Taotao Pasifiku Debidi U Ma Muebi Siha Pot Para u Fanmanrisibi i Nana’lå’la’ na Daialasis

Unu gi halom singko na natibon Chamorro gi Notte Marianas gai daiabetes, ya i diniseha para daialasis sigi ha’ kahulo’. Låo i sentron daialasis manggaige solamente gi islan kapitåt Saipan.

Solomon Islanders Have The Right To Live Without Fear And Danger Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

Solomon Islanders Have The Right To Live Without Fear And Danger

The U.S. and its allies must map out of all the UXO hot spots from World War II in the Pacific.

What’s Next For The Solomon Islands? Experts Say The UXO Problem Is Shocking Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

What’s Next For The Solomon Islands? Experts Say The UXO Problem Is Shocking

But not much can be done until a U.S.-funded nationwide survey documents where the unexploded bombs are located.

 

The Solomon Islands Is Doing Little To Help Its People Deal With Deadly UXO Thomas Heaton/Civil Beat/2022

The Solomon Islands Is Doing Little To Help Its People Deal With Deadly UXO

Citizens in the Pacific nation are growing frustrated with continued deaths and injuries. But government officials point to more pressing needs and political turmoil.

Other Countries Get Money To Clean Up Bombs And Mines. Why Not The Solomon Islands? Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

Other Countries Get Money To Clean Up Bombs And Mines. Why Not The Solomon Islands?

International treaties have directed billions of dollars to countries ravaged by war. But World War II was a long time ago in the Solomons and help has passed it by.

World War II Is Still Killing People In The Solomon Islands Thomas Heaton/Civil Beat/2022

World War II Is Still Killing People In The Solomon Islands

As China and the U.S. jockey for control of the Pacific, little attention is being paid to the bombs that litter the island nation.

Pacific Islands Need More Climate Change Funding. They Also Need Help Spending It Faster Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Pacific Islands Need More Climate Change Funding. They Also Need Help Spending It Faster

Once the pledges are made, accessing money from the global funds to help communities cope with sea level rise and other climate impacts is a challenge.

US Territory Reps Hope Congress Will Remedy Longstanding Data Gaps Nick Grube/Civil Beat/2019

US Territory Reps Hope Congress Will Remedy Longstanding Data Gaps

The federal government invests far less in funding data collection for communities in U.S. territories than residents of U.S. states.