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  1. Scientists: 'Not ready to write the obituary for coral reefs'Read the original story w/Photo

    55 min ago | MacLeans

    ... advance access to the call for action and the scientific community's response. The heads of state from Palau, Micronesia and the Marshall Islands attended the conference and will provide a plan to help save their ailing coral reefs, which are major ...

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  2. APNewsBreak: Experts demand more effort to save coral reefsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Valley Morning Star

    ... advance access to the call for action and the scientific community's response. The heads of state from Palau, Micronesia and the Marshall Islands attended the conference and will provide a plan to help save their ailing coral reefs, which are major ...

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  3. WHO: Zika situation report, June 23Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Crofs Blogs

    ... without ongoing transmission: Cook Islands, French Polynesia, ISLA DE PASCUA - Chile and YAP (Federated States of Micronesia) a The United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (US-CDC) reported one, laboratory-acquired case of Zika virus ...

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  4. Even as bleaching continues, hope remains for coral reefsRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 22 | Christian Science Monitor

    ... percent chance of widespread coral bleaching in the Pacific island nations of Palau and the Federated States of Micronesia during La Nina, according to NOAA. Coral are, however, remarkably resilient organisms, especially if they're healthy. ...

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  5. Winning start for Fiji duoRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 21 | Fiji Times

    ... ate in the international tournaments. "There are players from the Northern Marianas, Guam, Federated States of Micronesia, Tahiti as well as the ones who are based at the Regional Tennis Academy in Lautoka participating in this tournament," he added.

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  6. Unprecedented Bleaching Event Portends Mass Death of World's Coral EcosystemsRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 21 | Common Dreams

    ... over the next six months is to the reefs in two U.S. freely associated states: Palau and the Federated States of Micronesia. Islanders there are very dependent on their coral reefs and diving tourism is a major contributor to their economies." that ...

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  7. Why there's hope for reefs, even as NOAA says coral bleaching continuesRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 21 | Christian Science Monitor

    ... percent chance of widespread coral bleaching in the Pacific island nations of Palau and the Federated States of Micronesia during La Nina, according to NOAA. Coral are, however, remarkably resilient organisms, especially if they're healthy. ...

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  8. NOAA coral reef bleaching update: "no signs of stopping"Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 20 | SlashGear.com

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration published an updated look at coral reef bleaching around the world, saying that high water temperatures have persisted into an "unprecedented third year" and will cause an increased number of bleaching events..and that, unfortunately, there's no signs of this slowing down or stopping. This newest update sheds light on the dire situation - NOAA says there's now a 90-percent change we'll see widespread bleaching among coral reefs near the Federated States of Micronesia and Palau, both of which are Pacific islands.

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  9. Global coral bleaching event to hit U.S. hard, with no end in sight, scientists warnRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 20 | Mashable

    ... percent chance of widespread coral bleaching in the Pacific island nations of Palau and the Federated States of Micronesia during a probable La Ni Thermal stress outlook from NOAA's Coral Reef Watch, showing areas with a 90 percent probability of ...

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  10. Third straight year of global coral bleaching to target U.S. reefs, scientists sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 20 | The Washington Post

    ... around the world. By far the greatest threat, according to NOAA, is to reefs in Palau and the Federated States of Micronesia, which aren't U.S. territories but are considered "freely associated" with the U.S. The agency says there is a 90 percent ...

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  11. Coral reefs facing a hot time and increased bleaching in the US, NOAA outlook saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 19 | EurekAlert!

    ... percent chance of widespread coral bleaching in the Pacific island nations of Palau and the Federated States of Micronesia during the probable La Nina. La Nina conditions can cause high ocean temperatures in the western Pacific. NOAA is currently ...

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  12. Stonehaven wreck diver uncovers secrets of the deep in Palau, MicronesiaRead the original story

    Saturday Jun 18 | Scotsman.com

    For his new book Stonehaven-based wreck diver Rod Macdonald travelled to Palau, Micronesia to explore the 20 Japanese warships sunk there in 1944 Rod Macdonald is a 56-year-old diving author who lives in the small coastal town of Stonehaven in the north east of Scotland. A diving adventurer, he writes books about diving famous shipwrecks all around the world.

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  13. Nepalese asylum seekers to return home after 19 months on Micronesian islandRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 17 | ABC News

    A small number of men from Nepal and India have decided to return home, more than 18 months after arriving on a small island in Micronesia. Sixteen Nepalese men and 18 Indian men were detained at a wharf in Yap since the boat they were travelling on was detained in November 2014.

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  14. Obituaries: 6-17-16Read the original story

    Friday Jun 17 | West Hawaii Today

    ... 80, of Kailua-Kona, died June 8, 2016, He was born Oct. 27, 1935, in Ulith Yap State, Federated States of Micronesia. Alfonso worked for Yap State during his younger years and enjoyed fishing and helping out the community. He is survived by sons, ...

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  15. Ending family violence in Pacific: law is not enoughRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 16 | Scoop

    ... those Pacific countries with family protection and domestic violence laws in place (Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Island, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu) to share experiences, ...

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  16. Hopkins to take over top diplomatic roleRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 16 | Fiji Times

    ... the Kingdom of Tonga, the Republic of Kiribati, to Tuvalu and non-resident ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia.

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  17. WHO: Zika situation report, July 16Read the original story

    Thursday Jun 16 | Crofs Blogs

    ... without ongoing transmission: Cook Islands, French Polynesia, ISLA DE PASCUA - Chile and YAP (Federated States of Micronesia). a In the week to 15 June 2016, no new country reported mosquito-borne or person-to-person Zika virus transmission. a As of ...

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  18. DHS: 527,127 Foreign Nationals Overstayed Their Visas in 2015; 2,456 DeportedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 15 | Cybercast News Service

    ... Bhutan (24.89%), Eritrea (19.28%), Laos (18.44%), Burkina Faso (18.01%), Chad (17.43%), Federated States of Micronesia (16.00%), Mauritania (13.49%), Georgia (12.44%), Gambia (11.20%), Liberia (11.93%), and Afghanistan (10.86%). "While Congress has ...

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  19. The Zika allianceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 15 | PhysOrg Weblog

    ... but was confined to Africa and parts of South East Asia. The first major Zika outbreak occurred on Yap Island, Micronesia, in 2007, infecting fewer than 100 people. In 2013, Zika re-emerged in French Polynesia, this time infecting an estimated 9,000 ...

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  20. Hopkins is new British High Commissioner to FijiRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 14 | Fiji Times

    ... the Kingdom of Tonga, the Republic of Kiribati, to Tuvalu and non-resident ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia.

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