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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:...

2010-06-09 07:00:00

TAMUNING, Guam, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Veiovis, a trailblazer in the medical travel industry, launches its first branded product for individual consumers. Its Veiovis GlobalAccess adds to a growing array of Veiovis products and services that meets the needs of both employer groups and insurance companies on the one hand, and individuals on the other. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100609/FL18177LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100609/FL18177LOGO ) "Veiovis...

2010-06-01 16:39:00

HONOLULU, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arizona Memorial Museum Association (AMMA) made its own history today as the 31-year old non-profit organization officially changed its name to PACIFIC HISTORIC PARKS (PHP) http://pacifichistoricparks.org/ at the four National Parks it provides interpretive, educational and visitor activity support for. The sites include the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument http://pacifichistoricparks.org/phh.php at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; American...

2010-05-19 08:00:00

2010 List Includes Pagat, Guam, Virginia's Wilderness Battlefield, and America's State Parks & State-Owned Historic Sites WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Trust for Historic Preservation today unveiled the 2010 list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places®, an annual list that highlights important examples of the nation's architectural, cultural and natural heritage that are at risk of destruction or irreparable damage. National Trust...

2010-05-18 15:48:00

BURLINGAME, Calif., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- dck-ecc pacific guam, LLC was one of seven contractors recently awarded a five-year (base plus four option years), $4 billion joint total acquisition value (JTAV) indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity Design-Build Multiple Award Construction Contract (DB-MACC). The contract is the largest ever awarded by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific, and will be used as the primary vehicle by which NAVFAC executes construction on...

2010-04-16 10:05:00

Mobil Oil Guam and Mobil Oil Mariana Islands agree to pay fine for air pollution violations WASHINGTON, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two subsidiaries of Exxon Mobil Corporation - Mobil Oil Guam Inc. and Mobil Oil Mariana Islands Inc. - have agreed to pay $2.4 million for allegedly violating the federal Clean Air Act by failing to control emissions from their facilities, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. Together these two...


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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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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.