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Environmental Groups Oppose Ahi Increases

October 30, 2014 – 11:30 pm | 747 views

Hawaii’s longline fleet may be rejoicing over a new opportunity to catch ahi, but a coalition of environmental groups are not on board with the increased catch.
Commercial fishermen who have traditionally exhausted their quota of …

U.S. to Air-drop Poisoned Mice on Guam to Kill Snakes

February 22, 2013 – 1:13 am | 1,631 views
Guam Operation Mice Drop

Dead mice laced with painkillers are about to rain down on Guam’s jungle canopy. They are scientists’ prescription for a headache that has caused the tiny U.S. territory misery for more than 60 years: the …

2 Rare Guam Rail Chicks Hatch at National Zoo

March 15, 2012 – 4:19 am | 3,668 views
Guam Rail

National Zoo officials say two rare Guam rail chicks have hatched there. The birds are extinct in the wild.
The small, flightless birds hatched March 3 and 4. The total population of the birds is now …

Dendrelaphis Kopsteini

April 22, 2010 – 10:45 am | 1,596 views
Malaysia Borneos Bounty

Just posting this picture as a reminder for me and just because it’s a beautiful snake.

Volcanoes Slim Threat to Guam

April 5, 2010 – 11:50 am | 18,609 views

Could a volcano devastate Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in the same manner Clark Air Base, Philippines, was destroyed by Mount Pinatubo in 1991?
That is the question a joint team from the U.S. Geological Survey …

Military, EPA Working Together to Address Guam Environmental Concerns

March 5, 2010 – 6:29 am | 1,894 views

The U.S. military is working with the Environmental Protection Agency to address concerns raised when the agency sharply criticized plans for a military buildup on Guam.
The pressure is on to figure out how to meet …

EPA Releases 2008 Guam Toxics Release Inventory Numbers

December 8, 2009 – 9:50 pm | 1,316 views
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(12/08/09) HONOLULU – Eight facilities in Guam reported an eight percent increase in toxic chemicals released into the air, land and water in 2008 when compared to 2007, according to new data released today by …

UOG and Guam Navy Donate Endangered Cycad Plants to Tinian

December 7, 2009 – 5:50 pm | 3,072 views

Guam Navy has donated more than 200 plants of the endangered cycad to the Tinian Department of Land and Natural Resources. The plants were propagated and grown in the Navy-funded Tinian plant nursery managed by …

Navy Awards $14M to Core Tech International Corporation in Guam

August 26, 2009 – 12:37 pm | 62,126 views
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The Navy has awarded a contract worth nearly $14 million to a company to upgrade the wastewater collection system at Naval Base Guam.
The Naval Facilities Engineer Command Pacific at Pearl Harbor said Tuesday that antiquated …

Obama Administration Delivers More than $101 Million for Weatherization Programs in Guam and Pennsylvania

August 25, 2009 – 4:00 pm | 1,421 views

Recovery Act funding to expand weatherization assistance programs, create jobs and weatherize approximately 29,200 homes
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced that the Department of Energy is providing more than …

Navy and University of Guam Partner to Conserve Fandang Tree

August 20, 2009 – 12:30 am | 14,447 views
UOG Professor Thomas Marler (left) and Navy Natural Resources Specialist Paul Wenninger inspect a healthy fadang plant growing safely in the Navy's conservation planting in Tinian.

The University of Guam has completed the establishment of a conservation planting of Guam’s endangered fadang tree on the island of Tinian. Guam Navy has funded the entire project and provided access to their lands …

Wind Turbines May Power Guam Green Energy Effort

August 17, 2009 – 2:41 pm | 1,498 views

Guam could be home to four U.S. Navy windmills under a proposal by naval engineers on the island.
The $16 million proposal includes installing four turbines on Naval Magazine, a military base in the middle of …

Potentially Defective Chinese Drywall Imported to Guam and Saipan

August 17, 2009 – 2:39 am | 2,388 views

Potentially defective Chinese drywall was imported to Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), more than 20,000 sheets of Chinese-made drywall made their way on to those islands in …

University of Guam Scientists Successfully Compete for Research Grants

August 15, 2009 – 12:17 am | 3,788 views
Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle

Research at WPTRC is as diverse as the agencies that fund the many projects geared toward protecting the environment, helping farmers and studying the ecosystems of the island and the region.
Greg Wiecko heads the WPTRC. …