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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.
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.