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.