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Matson Commits Another $5 million For Food Banks In Hawaii, Guam and Alaska Courtesy: Matson

Matson Commits Another $5 million For Food Banks In Hawaii, Guam and Alaska

Lower shipping costs have freed up funds for more food supplies, Hawaii Foodbank said.

Pint-Sized Plants Could Be Our Secret Weapon In Fight Against Invasive Beetle David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

Pint-Sized Plants Could Be Our Secret Weapon In Fight Against Invasive Beetle

Coconut rhinoceros beetles have decimated yields across the Pacific, but there may be a surprising workaround.

Military Chief Vows US Will Defend Indo-Pacific Freedoms IISS via AP/2023

Military Chief Vows US Will Defend Indo-Pacific Freedoms

Adm. John Aquilino spoke a year after a security alliance between China and the Solomon Islands sent shudders throughout the South Pacific.

Japan Delays Dump Of Fukushima Wastewater. But For How Long? Courtesy: Greg Webb/IAEA

Japan Delays Dump Of Fukushima Wastewater. But For How Long?

The decision coincides with construction setbacks that would have postponed any discharge into the Pacific Ocean until spring or summer at the earliest.

Feds Ground Asia Pacific Airlines, A Cargo Provider To Pacific Islands Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Feds Ground Asia Pacific Airlines, A Cargo Provider To Pacific Islands

Flights that deliver food, medicine and mail to Micronesia, American Samoa, Palau and other islands have been canceled.

US Opens Embassy In Solomon Islands To Counter China Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

US Opens Embassy In Solomon Islands To Counter China

China's bold moves in the region have the U.S. seeking to increase its engagement in a number of ways
Marshall Islands Could Receive Billions Under Renegotiated US Treaty Courtesy: U.S. Department of the Interior

Marshall Islands Could Receive Billions Under Renegotiated US Treaty

Congress will need to approve the funding for three Pacific island nations that are part of critical security treaties.
New Study Of Marshall Islands Fish Highlights Peril Of Using Oceans As Dumping Grounds Mark Edward Harris/Civil Beat/2015

New Study Of Marshall Islands Fish Highlights Peril Of Using Oceans As Dumping Grounds

Researchers said that the results won't currently affect food choices for Marshallese and are consistent with global marine pollution trends.
Fijian Women And Indigenous Groups Celebrate Election Outcome But Democracy Remains Fragile Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

Fijian Women And Indigenous Groups Celebrate Election Outcome But Democracy Remains Fragile

The election result is also being touted as a boon for the Biden administration, which has sought to strengthen relations with Pacific island countries.
US Kicks In $1M More For UXO Cleanup On Solomon Islands Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

US Kicks In $1M More For UXO Cleanup On Solomon Islands

While broadly welcoming new funding, the deaths of previous UXO contractors have left locals with concerns.