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CLIMATE CHANGE

Basil Ottley, Carmen G. Cantor, Lisa Tuato’o, and Max Haleck III
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — U.S Interior Department’s Office of Insular Affairs policy director Basil Ottley was on hand when Lisa Tuato’o, Office of Disaster Assistance and Petroleum Management (ODAPM) director, who is also the ASG’s team lead for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Working...
Honolulu, HAWAII — Human health risks, stronger cyclones, coral reef death, and coastal flooding are among the major challenges detailed in a new report on climate change in American Sāmoa. Threatened resources include high-value coastal infrastructure and the millions of dollars that ocean...
Sen. Soliai Tuipine Fuimaono
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Senator Soliai Tuipine has questioned the status of the seawall project in Nu’uuli following the aftermath of the King Tides last week, leaving families residing in low coastal areas in a vulnerable position. During the Senate session on Monday, Soliai said the Governor’...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga says repairing and improving the territory’s infrastructure will not only enhance economic stability, it will also go toward countering climate change in the territory.  “Infrastructure improvements enhance our economic stability. The...
Surf over the road near Laulii
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Pago Pago International Airport has been shutdown and the Hawaiian Airlines flight scheduled for Thursday night canceled, as the runway is closed due to damage from heavy waves. A statement issued by Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga says that “all government offices are...
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Jinan, CHINA — China Internet Information Center is reporting China and Pacific Island countries reached consensus on joint cooperative measures to tackle climate change at a conference held on Thursday in east China's Shandong Province. The unveiling ceremony of the cooperation center for China...
A fishing observer in Marshall Islands
Glasgow, SCOTLAND — The COP26 climate talks have heard that the Pacific Island region will need to contend with the loss of Pacific tuna stocks which are under threat from climate change. The abundance and distribution of the four economically important tuna in the western and central Pacific —...
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As a major U.N. climate conference gets underway on Oct. 31, 2021, you’ll be hearing a lot of technical terms tossed around: mitigation, carbon neutral, sustainable development. The language can feel overwhelming. “It sounds like you’re talking over people,” one person said of the terminology...
Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson
Apia, SAMOA — Pacific journalist, Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson has written a searching examination in The Guardian newspaper of what climate change threatens to take away from the Pacific community in general and from Samoans in particular and she has addressed this in a podcast series available...
Graphic show possible extent of flooding as climate change advances
Honolulu, HAWAII — Dramatic new visualizations show the potential impacts of rising sea levels on cities worldwide, including Downtown Honolulu, with much of Oahu’s urban core underwater if the world continues on its “current carbon path” and sees 3 degrees Celsius in global warming. The...

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