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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.
Lawsuit Leads To Critical Habitats For Endangered Species In The Pacific Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2015

Lawsuit Leads To Critical Habitats For Endangered Species In The Pacific

The Pacific sheath-tailed bat and the Guam tree snail are among the species that will benefit from the settlement.
Nations Promise Billions For Sustainable Oceans At Palau Conference Jesse Alpert/U.S. State Department/2022

Nations Promise Billions For Sustainable Oceans At Palau Conference

The conference highlighted the particular climate change challenges faced by the Indigenous peoples of the Pacific.
Climate Change Looms Large In US Treaty Talks In The Pacific

Climate Change Looms Large In US Treaty Talks In The Pacific

The U.S. recently appointed a new presidential special envoy to lead the negotiations with three Pacific nations.
14 Criminal Charges Filed Against CNMI Governor Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016

14 Criminal Charges Filed Against CNMI Governor

The Office of the Attorney General filed the criminal case on Friday.
Military Won’t Proceed With Marianas Bombing Range But The New Plan Is Unclear Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Military Won’t Proceed With Marianas Bombing Range But The New Plan Is Unclear

No timeline was given for a revised environmental analysis that would lay out the specifics of the new training plan.
Northern Mariana Islands Says US Military Agreed To Scale Back Training Dan Lin/Civil Beat

Northern Mariana Islands Says US Military Agreed To Scale Back Training

The governor of the U.S. territory said the Pentagon has agreed to remove plans for a heavy artillery range on Tinian.
Biden Wants To Spend $892 Million To Protect Guam From China’s Missiles Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016

Biden Wants To Spend $892 Million To Protect Guam From China’s Missiles

The expansion of missile defense on Guam is part of several military projects planned or in progress for the Marianas archipelago.
Plan To Eradicate Mice That Attack Albatrosses On Midway Delayed Another Year Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Plan To Eradicate Mice That Attack Albatrosses On Midway Delayed Another Year

Federal biologists were confounded when they found Laysan albatrosses bloodied on Midway Atoll in 2015. The found the culprit -- house mice.

‘Toxic’ Misinformation Is Fueling A Pacific Marine Sanctuary Debate Courtesy: NOAA

‘Toxic’ Misinformation Is Fueling A Pacific Marine Sanctuary Debate

The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council's advisers oppose added protections for the waters around the Northern Marianas islands.