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2010-12-15 13:37:00

BURLINGAME, Calif., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- ECC was recently awarded the 2010 GCA Excellence in Construction Award as a Project Category Winner in Environmental/Public Works for executing a $35 million time-critical remediation/civil construction project using indirect thermal treatment to treat contaminated soil at multiple sites throughout Guam. ECC excavated and thermally treated more than 34,000 tons of PCB-contaminated soil at the Former Building 3009, a former Navy transformer...

2010-12-10 09:16:00

TOFOL, KOSRAE, Federated States of Micronesia, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Now available online at www.Kosrae.com: a totally updated website that offers details about things to do and places to stay on Kosrae. The website offers the latest information about Kosrae's white beaches, amazing dive sites, fun events, interesting people and ancient history. Located in the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and Guam, Kosrae is an undiscovered island treasure that offers a variety of diving,...

2010-11-04 00:00:39

Super Typhoon Paka moved through Guam and the Marshall Islands during mid-December of 1997, flattening wooden structures and damaging property, but not damaging two steel guard booths, which stood directly in its pathway. Both guard shelters, including their glass windows, were still intact after the super typhoon--which brought the highest winds ever recorded on Guam. Inspired by this result, B.I.G. has just announced the creation of a new typhoon/hurricane-resistant guard shelter. South El...

2010-10-22 07:15:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Horizon Lines, Inc. (NYSE: HRZ) today reported financial results for its fiscal third quarter ended September 19, 2010. On a GAAP basis, third-quarter net income was $7.7 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, compared with $8.4 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2009. On an adjusted basis, third-quarter net income totaled $11.0 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, excluding charges of $3.3 million after...

2010-10-04 13:57:00

DALLAS, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Tomorrow's "Dan Rather Reports" takes a closer look at the planned transfer of some 8,600 Marine troops from their current base in Okinawa, Japan, to the tiny island of Guam - and how the move may not be as popular as one might think. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080324/HDNETLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080324/HDNETLOGO) Guam is a very patriotic place. It has the highest military enlistment rate, per capita, in the...

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2010-07-14 07:40:00

Genetic analysis of Guam's cycads shows promising genetic diversity Cycads, "living fossil" descendents of the first plants that colonized land and reproduced with seeds, are rapidly going extinct because of invasive pests and habitat loss, especially those species endemic to islands. But new research on Cycas micronesica published recently as the cover article in Molecular Ecology calls into question the characterization of these plants as relicts (leftovers of formerly abundant organisms),...

2010-07-02 10:07:00

TOKYO, July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announced plans for expanded nonstop service from Japan to two popular leisure destinations - Honolulu and the Pacific island of Palau. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090202/DELTALOGO ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090202/DELTALOGO ) "Delta has been a leader in providing service from Japan to attractive beach resorts including Guam, Saipan and Hawaii for many years," said Jeffrey...

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2010-06-21 10:21:49

Researchers look for small control organism "The small size of an alien insect that feeds on a native tree from the western Pacific island of Guam allows it to hide in cracks and other locations that are out of reach for its only local natural enemy," said UOG entomologist Aubrey Moore. Moore has teamed up with UOG ecologist Thomas Marler to study the relationship between the native cycad tree, known as "fadang" in the Chamorro language, and a minute alien insect pest called cycad aulacaspis...

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2010-06-21 08:17:34

Invasive species severely impact small islands Russ Campbell, Guam's territorial entomologist and Aubrey Moore, UOG extension entomologist, welcomed New Zealand scientist, Trevor Jackson to Guam in early June. Jackson was invited to assist in the release of a virus into the rhino beetle (Oryctes rhinoceros) population. This virus only infects rhino beetles and it has been successful in controlling populations of the pest on other Pacific islands. The virus is naturally occurring in Malaysia...

2010-06-10 07:00:00

TAMUNING, Guam, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Veiovis, a leading global healthcare company in the medical travel industry, announces its new partnership with Medtral New Zealand, a provider of first-rate healthcare experiences in New Zealand. The partnership further expands Veiovis' network of medical travel options across Asia and the Pacific, and provides patients with access to New Zealand's finest private hospitals and specialists. (Logo:...


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Pacific Sheath-tailed Bat, Emballonura semicaudata
2013-01-28 14:19:38

Image Caption: Pacific Sheath-Tailed Bat (Emballonura semicaudata) (pe’ape’a). Credit: Jorge Palmeirim/Wikipedia The Pacific sheath-tailed bat (Emballonura semicaudata), also known as the Polynesian sheath-tailed bat, is a sac-winged bat that can be found in many areas, including Guam, Fiji, Somoa, Palua, Micronesia, Tonga, Vanuatu, and American Somoa. It is thought to occur in forested areas and is known to be highly dependent on the presence of caves. This species is small, with an...

Post Storm Analysis Of Typhoon Sanvu
2012-07-17 14:09:29

Typhoon Sanvu formed to the Southeast of Guam on May 21, 2012 and began to make its track to the North. Sanvu was responsible for strong winds and rain in the Guam area. It then moved to the North and impacted the island known as Iwo To. The pressure dropped to around 975mb with winds around 70mph when it made landfall on Iwo To. The eye wall passed right over the island on the evening of the 25th of May. When Sanvu left the island of Iwo To it rapidly transitioned into an...

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2007-03-19 16:05:37

The Brown Tree Snake, Boiga irregularis, is an arboreal colubrid snake native to eastern and northern coastal Australia, Papua New Guinea, and a large number of islands in northwestern Melanesia. This is a nocturnal snake and is rarely seen by humans in its habitat. The snake is considered a pest in Guam where it is not native. It was carried there on a US military transport at the end of WWII. The slightly venomous, but rather harmless, snake killed almost the entire native bird...

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2005-06-09 11:03:36

The Guam Rail (Rallus owstoni) is a flightless bird native to Guam. It disappeared from southern Guam in the early 1970s and was removed totally from the entire island by the late 1980s. This species is now being bred in captivity by the Division of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources on Guam and at some mainland U.S. zoos. Since 1995, more than 100 rails have been introduced on the island of Rota in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in an attempt to establish a wild breeding...

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