Civil Beat Categories

The Pacific

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.
War In Ukraine Helps Drive Up The Cost Of Living In The Pacific Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

War In Ukraine Helps Drive Up The Cost Of Living In The Pacific

Hawaii's energy office says investing in renewable energy is necessary to reduce the state's reliance on foreign oil.
Congressional Action On Toxic Burn Pits Would Also Help US Pacific Veterans Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016

Congressional Action On Toxic Burn Pits Would Also Help US Pacific Veterans

A wide-ranging bill passed by the U.S. House last week would extend medical coverage for veterans exposed to Agent Orange and nuclear testing decades ago.
Covid Hits Many Pacific Islands For The First Time As It Recedes Elsewhere Getty Images/iStockphoto

Covid Hits Many Pacific Islands For The First Time As It Recedes Elsewhere

Border closures protected many island nations for most of the pandemic, but the coronavirus evolved to become more transmissible.
Resolution Would Apologize To Marshall Islands For Nuclear Testing Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Resolution Would Apologize To Marshall Islands For Nuclear Testing

The U.S. conducted 67 nuclear tests in the Marshall Islands with continuing environmental and health effects.
Marshallese Honor Nuclear Victims As Negotiations With US Continue Lawrence Livermoore Laboratory

Marshallese Honor Nuclear Victims As Negotiations With US Continue

The Marshall Islands holiday intended to promote peace comes as Russia puts its nuclear forces on alert.
American Samoa On Lockdown As Covid-19 Spreads Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

American Samoa On Lockdown As Covid-19 Spreads

Public gatherings are suspended and only essential workers are allowed to report for work, Samoa News reported.
Some Civil Rights Groups Want Biden To Reject Racist Case Law Eddy23/Wikimedia Commons

Some Civil Rights Groups Want Biden To Reject Racist Case Law

Some in U.S. territories want to get rid of the racist legal precedent for treating them differently. But others fear potential repercussions for land and culture.
Tonga Gets Internet Access Back After Tsunami New Zealand Defence Force/2022

Tonga Gets Internet Access Back After Tsunami

The loss of connectivity was difficult for many Tongans who couldn't receive remittances.