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  • Read this LA Times investigation by @susrust: The U.S. buried plutonium under a concrete dome in the Pacific after WWII. Now the concrete coffin is at risk of collapsing from rising seas and other effects of climate change. - Javier Panzar 🦅
  • As climate change forces the Pacific seas to rise, cracks have begun to appear in the Tomb. If the contents leak into the ocean, it may bring about the world’s next nuclear disaster. - Los Angeles Times
  • How a Feast for 1,000 Inspired an ‘Essential’ Dish From the Pacific Northwest - Sean Sherman
  • Melting Arctic sea ice has opened new pathways for Arctic and sub-Arctic species to interact, and that contact has introduced a potentially deadly virus to mammals in the Northern Pacific Ocean, according to a new study - CNN
  • More than 2 dozen California mayors and county leaders are calling for a customer-owned power company to replace Pacific Gas & Electric - The New York Times
  • Midway is a haven for many species of seabirds but sadly, it's also at the center of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a vast area of floating plastic collected by circulating oceanic currents: - Defenders of Wildlife
  • Now that the nations of the #indopacific such as Thailand, are thriving, it is time for all of us to update our approach to regional trade and investment accordingly. Read my full #oped at - Sec. Wilbur Ross
  • US-constructed "tomb" on Marshall Islands encasing plutonium from past nuke tests & other dangerous materials appears to be leaking into Pacific & is at risk of collapse due to sea rise. Expect MI to pressure US to resolve during 2023 Compact renewal talks. - Derek J. Grossman
  • The Solomon Islands has always been a threadbare state, with weak institutions and feeble central authority - The Economist
  • Most of ocean #plastic pollution comes from #fishing: - 70% of all floating microplastic by weight is from fishing - 86% of all Great Pacific Garbage Patch is fishing nets - 60% of plastic around uninhibited Henderson Island is from industrial fishing. - Animal Rebellion
  • “Māori were nearly 9 x more likely than Pākehā to experience Taser deployment. Police were also more likely to discharge their Taser - rather than simply showing it - in situations involving Māori and Pacific peoples...” - Moana Theodore
  • NSW bushfires: “We are in uncharted territory ... we've never seen this many fires concurrently at emergency warning level”. #climateextremes - Prof Emma L Johnston AO
  • There’s 22 million gallons of nuclear waste under a concrete dome on a Pacific Island, and it’s sinking - Boing Boing
  • Canadian Pacific trains are hitting the railways dressed in military colours to honour veterans. - CBC News
  • Phocine distemper virus is making inroads among the marine mammals of the Pacific. How is the virus spreading? Thanks to climate change, melting arctic passageways are opening up new migratory paths for marine mammals⁠— and their diseases. - National Aquarium
  • Hundreds of kilometres along the Pacific Highway is covered in smoke between Taree and Nambucca Heads at least. @newscomauHQ #nswbushfires - James Hall
  • An infection among seals and otters in Europe traveled across the world, to the coast of Alaska. How is that possible? Climate change. - NYT Science
  • Pacific faces Hawaii - LiberatoAriel
  • Pacific Bird Refuge Struggles As Ocean Garbage Patch Grows: "Midway is littered with bird skeletons that have brightly colored plastic protruding from their decomposing bellies." - Natural Capital Coalition

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