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US Territories’ July 18-24, 2022 news week in tweets

by | Jul 25, 2022 | News Week in Tweets | 0 comments

Illegal construction affecting Puerto Rico’s ecological reserves

The mangrove population, a key tree species that plays a critical role in mitigating the effects of climate change, is decreasing in Puerto Rico due to illegal construction occurring on the reserves that were created to protect them. 

The Saharan dust events are expected to intensify due to climate change

It is speculated that due to climate change, the Saharan dust events will occur less often but will be more detrimental when hitting coastal areas. These events will impact the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

Economists will watch the effects of  infrastructure law on the American Samoa economy 

While many are watching how the United States economy will respond to the Infrastructure and Jobs Act, some believe that the American Samoa economy will see large improvements. 

Guam honors Liberation Day 

July 21, 2022, marked 78 years since the Japanese occupation of Guam ended. An Army Full Honors Wreath-Laying Ceremony was organized to honor the day. 

Significant earthquake reported east of Northern Mariana Islands

A magnitude 5.0 earthquake was reported 100 km east of Agrihan Village, Northern Mariana Islands. 

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Noah Killeen

Noah Killeen

Noah Killeen is a junior at Estrella Foothills High School that has a passion for American politics and domestic affairs. Along with being an intern at Pasquines, he is largely involved in FBLA where he serves on the state and national levels. Attending school in Arizona, he founded a political debate club at his high school, and also founded and is the president of a nonprofit organization called Future Political Leaders. Outside of the many professional positions he has, he also has a passion for athletics as he is on his school’s varsity cross country and tennis team. Noah is a Social Media Intern Correspondent at Pasquines.

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